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Computer & Information Sciences Student projects

Find out about some of the latest student projects within the Department of Computer & Information Sciences.

Final year student Honours projects

Each year our fourth year students undertake substantial individual software projects, as part of their degree requirements. And each year the Department hosts a Project Demo Day and Industrial Demo Day at which these students demonstrate their projects for the department's staff and our industrial visitors.

Here are some example extracts:

 Young Software Engineer of the Year 2015

Our fourth year student Damien Anderson won 3rd place for his project on generalised Video Game playing.

About this project:

The General Video Game Playing project is about creating an artificially intelligent agent that's capable of playing a wide variety of video games.

The agent can be placed into a new video game that it hasn't encountered before and can still perform well. This was achieved by allowing the agent to search the area around it to look for potentially beneficial or harmful targets. While it does this, it's directed to seek out the beneficial targets while avoiding harmful targets, and uses the current score of the game to adjust its targeting. by Damien Anderson.

The Young Software Engineer of the Year Award was hotly contested, showcasing an amazing array of 12 bright finalists and their ground-breaking projects.

Find further information about the Awards by clicking on this link.




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