My name is Tommy Thompson, I’m a computer science lecturer and researcher currently based in the UK. I don’t take myself terribly seriously, but treat what I do with the gravity it deserves. I like to do a lot of different things, and this is largely explained below:
- I’m an AI researcher who is interested in using games given their potential for interesting applications and benchmarks.
- I write about interesting AI applications for games both within the games industry as well as in academia on AIandGames.com
- I hang out with a group of awesome people and record our ramblings on the Plus Four To Science! podcast.
- I’m (slowly) making games as part of my own indie dev team: Table Flip Games.
On a more formal and qualified note, I hold a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Strathclyde, a BSc in Computer Science (1st class honours) from Strathclyde (and the University of Iowa) and a MSc (with Distinction) in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh. I also carry a teaching qualification – the Postgraduate Certificate of Higher Education – and am a fellow of Higher Education Academy (UK). While the last part might not mean much, it says I’m formally qualified to do what I do for a living.
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The Important Disclaimer Part
Any opinions expressed in my posts or articles on this are mine alone and are not a reflection of my working associates (including my current employer). Though I hope they like what I have to say.