UCT for Games and Beyond is an EPSRC-funded project jointly run by Imperial College London and the Universities of Essex and Bradford. The aim of this three year project (2010-2013) is to fully explore the MCTS algorithm and investigate its use in novel domains.
See our project page for more details.
EPSRC Grant EP/I001964/1 - £546,000
The Imperial team investigate the use of MCTS for procedural content generation in creative domains, including the analysis, optimisation and design of new games, music and artwork.
EPSRC Grant EP/H048588/1 - £471,000
The York team investigate non-deterministic applications of MCTS with particular emphasis on complex games such as "euro" board games and Magic: The Gathering.
Nestor Romeral Andres, Nestorgames Ltd, Spain.
Mark Morris, Introversion Software, UK.
Jeff Rollason, AI Factory, UK.
Yngvi Björnsson and Hilmar Finnsson, CADIA, Reykjavik University, Iceland.
AI & Games Research Network, London/Essex/Bradford.