Dr. Rhonda Kost
Halite Artificial Intelligence Programming Competition
Halite is an open source, artificial intelligence programming challenge where players build bots using the coding language of their choice to battle on a two-dimensional virtual board. Sponsored by Two Sigma, with support from Cornell Tech and,in 2017, Google.
Halite II Programming Challenge (Competition dates: October 23, 2017 to January 22, 2018)
Players of Halite II2 have a similar goal, which is to occupy all the planets, be the sole survivor, produce the most ships, and/or do the most battle damage.
Players of the original Halite, launched in 2016, had as their goal to take over the largest share of a virtual grid. Benjamin developed the game and co-engineered the effort with Michael Truell. More than 1500 bots were competing at the end of the game period. See The Design and Implementation of Modern Online Programming Games for more on this.
Tension (Song), by Serena Harnack and Emily Spector.