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An algorithm for teamwork

March 2, 2016 - The Ring

Game programming contests drive student interest, experience and skill—and are putting UVic on the map in the programming world On Saturday, Feb. 20, UVic played host to a virtual battle, attended by over 300 students and developers wanting to test their artificial intelligence programming skills. It was the third annual BattleSnake competition. In the classic arcade game Snake, a player maneuvers a growing “snake” around the computer screen. As the snake grows in size, it becomes more difficult for the player to avoid making the snake run into itself. BattleSnake builds on this simple game: as the snake eats apples, it grows in size. Run into a wall, your own tail, or another snake’s tail and it’s game over. But there’s a competitive aspect to this version: run head-on into another player’s snake and the longer one consumes the shorter one.

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UVic's CanAssist wins big

July 11, 2013 - Media tip

A University of Victoria post-doctoral student’s efforts to help people with learning and memory problems related to Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive disorders have earned her a $50,000 award. Celina Berg will also have access to office and lab spa…

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Students take third place in coding competition

November 10, 2011 - The Ring

A team of UVic students captured third place among all Canadian teams participating in the IEEE 24-hour coding competition in October. Eleven UVic students from computer science, software engineering and electrical engineering, comprising four teams, competed in the worldwide online challenge, which involved 4,000 IEEE student members competing to solve a set of programming problems using C, C++, Java, or other programming languages. The top UVic team, IslandVikingCoders, completed ten problems. The other UVic teams all completed six problems. More: http://bit.ly/c3jHyG

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