After developing the award-winning Smart Go Board for the Macintosh, Anders was a development lead working on PowerPoint at Microsoft's Graphics Business Unit in Silicon Valley. He has more than 20 years of experience in computer Go, and has been working on SmartGo full-time since 1999.
M.Sc. in computer science from UNC Chapel Hill (1989).
Ph.D. in computer science from ETH Zürich (1990).
Inventor of SGF file format.
Winner of Computer Go competition in London, August 1989.
Swiss Othello Champion 1983, 84, 85, and 89.
United States Othello Champion 1992.
Winner of 100, 200, and 400 meters joggling (Masters category), Portland (OR), July 2006.
Winner of 100, 200, and 400 meters joggling (Masters category), Winston-Salem (NC), July 2007.
Winner of 100, 200, and 800 meters joggling (Masters category), Lexington (KY), July 2008.
Winner of 100 and 200 meters joggling (Masters category), Winston-Salem (NC), July 2009.
Winner of 100 and 200 meters joggling (Masters category), Sparks (NV), July 2010.
Winner of 100, 200, and 400 meters joggling (Masters category), Rochester (MN), July 2011.
Best times: 100m - 14.9 (2010), 200m - 32.78 (2006), 400m - 1:15.17 (2011), 800m - 3:06.2 (2008).
Ph.D. thesis: “Smart Game Board: a Workbench for Game-Playing Programs, with Go and Othello as Case Studies.” ETH Zürich, May 1990. Thesis advisor: Prof. J. Nievergelt.
“Smart Game Board and Go Explorer: A study in software and knowledge engineering.” Kierulf, A.; Chen, K.; Nievergelt, J. Comm. ACM 33, 2 (February 1990), 152-166.
“The Evolution of Go Explorer.” Chen, K.; Kierulf, A.; Müller, M.; Nievergelt, J. Published in: Marsland, T.A.; Schaeffer, J. (eds.) Computers, Chess and Cognition (Springer Verlag, New York, 1990), 271-285.
Anders lives in Utah with his wife and three kids. Anders is a 3-dan Go player (AGA rating).
Below are some links that reflect his personal interests.
Anders can juggle 5 balls and ride a unicycle (but not at the same time).
This picture of Wall Arch I took before it collapsed.