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Louis Victor Allis,
a Dutch computer and games scientist and CEO of Quintiq. He defended his M.Sc. thesis A Knowledge-Based Approach of Connect Four [1] in 1988 at Vrije Universteit, Amsterdam, solving the game of Connect Four, and his Ph.D. thesis Searching for Solutions in Games and Artificial Intelligence at Maastricht University in 1994, elaborating on Proof-number search and dependency-based search [2]. Victor Allis authored and co-authored more than 30 publications on search algorithms, Graph History Interaction (GHI) and games. From 1993 to 1995 he worked as assistant professor at the Vrije Universiteit. He is author and co-author of several programs competing at ICGA tournaments, winning six gold medals at Computer Olympiads [3].
Victor Allis [4]

CEO of Quintiq

From 1995 to 1997 Victor Allis worked for Bolesian [5], a knowledge technology company in the Netherlands. In 1997 Allis co-founded Quintiq, a leading provider of advanced planning, scheduling and supply chain optimization software solutions, and has been the company’s CEO ever since [6]. In October 2008, Victor Allis was selected for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 award, the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs organized for the 14th time in the Netherlands [7] .

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External Links


  1. ^ Victor Allis (1988). A Knowledge-Based Approach of Connect Four: The Game is Over, White to Move Wins. M.Sc. Thesis, Report No. IR-163, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Vrije Universteit, Amsterdam
  2. ^ Victor Allis (1994). Searching for Solutions in Games and Artificial Intelligence. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Limburg, pdf
  3. ^ Victor Allis' ICGA Tournaments
  4. ^ Victor Allis - Where has he been? Where did he go?
  5. ^ Bolesian from elsnet.org
  6. ^ Dr. Victor Allis co-founded Quintiq in 1997 from quintiq.com
  7. ^ Quintiq CEO Victor Allis selected as Entrepreneur of 2008 from quintiq.com
  8. ^ ICGA Reference Database (pdf)

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