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Student Wins 2nd Place for Research Poster; Teams Participate in Programming Contest

Da Huo won second place at the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Midwest conference for his poster titled "Towards a Deployment Framework for Game Playing Agents". Six students also competed in a programming contest at the conference, held at Eastern Illinois University on October 5 and 6.

DePauw University Programming Teams and Advisors, Left-to-right: Joey Kendall-Morwick, Jonathan Saddler, Paige Drake, Rudra Vishweshwar, Da Huo, Kevin Courtade, Rajat Kumar, and Brian Howard.

Da's poster summarized research he and Vigo Wei, a fellow DePauw student, worked on during summer 2012 under the direction of Professor Joey Kendall-Morwick. Their research project centered around the Shadchan Agent Deployment Framework that collects a user’s input for a game configuration and then invokes the rival agents and facilitates the communication between the server and the agents. This framework allows developers to test and evaluate their agents without releasing their source code.

Thirteen teams competed in the programming contest. DePauw's team consisting of Rajat Kumar, Rudra Vishweshwar, and Paige Drake placed fourth, while the team consisting of Da Huo, Jonathan Saddler, and Kevin Courtade placed ninth. Teams were given six problems to solve and were judged on how many problems were successfully solved in the shortest amount of time. Professors Brian Howard and Joey Kendall-Morwick coached the teams.

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