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Murray CampbellMurray Campbell
From Deep Blue to Deep Computing
Wednesday, February 28, 2001
Building 3 Auditorium - 3:30 PM

(Refreshments at 3:00PM)

Goddard's Office of the Assistant Director for Information Sciences and Chief Information Officer announces the next GSFC Information Sciences and Technology (IS&T) Colloquium of the Spring 2001 season. Dr. Murray Campbell, IBM Watson Research Center, will speak on the topic, From Deep Blue to Deep Computing. In 1997, Deep Blue became the first computer to defeat the World Chess Champion in a regulation match, thereby fulfilling a long-standing challenge in computer science. Many factors contributed to Deep Blue's success, including a single-chip chess accelerator, a large-scale parallel system, selective search algorithms, and a complex evaluation function. This talk will examine some of these factors, as well as describe ongoing work in other areas of "Deep Computing" that are taking place at IBM Research.

Murray Campbell is a research scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. He is a member of the team that developed Deep Blue, the first computer to defeat the World Chess Champion in a regulation match, for which he was awarded the Fredkin prize and the Allen Newell Research Excellence Medal. Campbell received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1987. His current research focus is in the area of data mining for ecommerce applications.

IS&T Colloquium Committee Host: Dr. John Schnase