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Albert Lindsey Zobrist

American computer scientist
The basics
Occupation Computer scientist
Country United States of America
Date of birth
Education University of Wisconsin–Madison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The details

Albert Lindsey Zobrist (born February 27, 1942) is an American computer scientist, games researcher, and inventor of the famous Zobrist Hashing, which was published in 1970. He is further author of the first Go program in 1968 as part of his PhD Thesis on pattern recognition at the Computer Science Department of the University of Wisconsin.


Albert Zobrist received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Masters in Mathematics and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Computer chess

While affiliated with the University of Southern California and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Zobrist researched on computer chess, and was along with Frederic Roy Carlson and Charles Kalme co-author of the chess programs USC CP and Tyro, participating at the ACM North American Computer Chess Championships (NACCC) in 1977.

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