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Kokolo Ikeda Associate Professor
School of Information Science¡¢Entertainment Technology Area


Bachelor's degree from the University of Tokyo(1999),Master's degree and Ph.D from Tokyo Institute of Technology(2000)(2003¡Ë

¢£Professional Career

Associate at Kyoto University(2003), Assistant Professor at Kyoto University(2007)


Game Informatics, Evolutionary Algorithm, Machine Learning, Agent-based Simulation, Puzzle, Human-like Computer Game Player, Procedural Content Generation

¢£Research Keywords

Strong/Entertaining/Educating Game AI, Genetic Algorithm, Machine Learning, Agent Simulation, Go

¢£Research Interests

Game AI who can be the Rival or Teacher of Human Player
Many researches have been done for improving strength of game AI for especially classical games such as Go or Chess, and its strength is almost enough now. However game AI are still not rival or teacher of human player. For this purpose, game AI should be more natural, varied and well controlled by some strategies.


¡þPublished Papers

  • Biased Random Sequence Generation for Making Common Player Believe it Unbiased¡¤Sila TEMSIRIRIRKKUL, Hisamitsu Nomura, Kokolo Ikeda¡¤IEEE Games, Entertainment and Media Conference (GEM)¡¤2014-10
  • Survey of How Human Players Divert In-game Actions for Other Purposes: Towards Human-like Computer Players¡¤Sila Temsiririrkkul, Naoyuki Sato, Kenta Nakagawa, Kokolo Ikeda¡¤The 16th International Conference on Entertainment Computing 2017 (ICEC2017)
  • Configuring Agent's Attributes with Simulated Annealing¡¤Shunsuke Hara, Hajime Kita, Kokolo Ikeda, Masahiro Susukita¡¤The Seventh International Workshop on Agent-based Approaches in Economic and Social Complex Systems

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¡þLectures and Presentations

  • Artificial Intelligence in Computer Games: Not Only Strong, But Also Entertaining¡¤Kokolo Ikeda¡¤JAIST Symposium on Advanced Science and Technology (JAIST-SAST 2015)¡¤JAIST¡¤2015-11

¢£Extramural Activities

¡þAcademic Society Affiliations

  • Computer Go Forum¡¤2013-
  • The Japanese Society for Evolutionary Computation¡¤2011-
  • SICE¡¤2010-2011

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¡þOther Activities

  • SICE¡¤Chairman of SICE Symposium on Emergent Systems¡¤2011/04/01 - 2012/03/31
  • 2018 ASEAN Workshop on Information Science and Technology¡¤Program Chair¡¤2018/08/01 - 2018/08/04
  • JHES2018¡¤2018/09/08 - 2018/09/09

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¢£Academic Awards Received

  • Best Paper Award¡¤Advances in Computer Games 13