Feng-hsiung Hsu

American computer scientist

1959   -  

country of citizenship: Taiwan
educated at: National Taiwan University, Carnegie Mellon University
occupation: Go player, computer scientist
award received: Grace Murray Hopper Award

Feng-hsiung Hsu (Chinese: 許峰雄; pinyin: Xǔ Fēng Xióng) (nicknamed Crazy Bird) is a Taiwanese-born American computer scientist and the author of the book Behind Deep Blue: Building the Computer that Defeated the World Chess Champion. His work led to the creation of the Deep Thought chess computer, which led to the first chess playing computer to defeat grandmasters in tournament play and the first to achieve a certified grandmaster-level rating. Hsu was the architect and the principal designer of the IBM Deep Blue chess computer. He was the recipient of the 1990 Mephisto Award for his doctoral dissertation and also the 1991 ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award for his contributions in architecture and algorithms for chess machines.
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