Rémi Coulom

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Rémi Coulom (born 1974) is a French computer scientist,[1][2] once an assistant professor of computer science at the Lille 3 University, and the developer of Crazy Stone, a computer Go program.[3]

In 2006, Rémi Coulom described the application of the Monte Carlo method to game-tree search and coined the term Monte Carlo tree search[4] in his paper, “Efficient Selectivity and Backup Operators in Monte-Carlo Tree Search.”[5] He was one of the research supervisors of Aja Huang,[6] who later led the Google DeepMind team that developed AlphaGo. Coulom developed the Whole History Rating system[7] and founded goratings.org, a website providing unofficial historical ratings of Go players in the world.


  1. ^ "Google AI algorithm masters ancient game of Go". Nature. 27 January 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  2. ^ "In a Huge Breakthrough, Google's AI Beats a Top Player at the Game of Go". Wired.com. 27 January 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Google AI in landmark victory over Go grandmaster". The Guardian. 27 January 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Maryland research contributes to Google's AlphaGo AI system". 18 March 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  5. ^ Rémi Coulom (2006). "Efficient Selectivity and Backup Operators in Monte-Carlo Tree Search". Computers and Games, 5th International Conference, CG 2006, Turin, Italy, May 29–31, 2006. Revised Papers. Jaap van den Herik, Paolo Ciancarini, H. H. L. M. Donkers (eds.). Springer. pp. 72–83. ISBN 978-3-540-75537-1.
  6. ^ "The Taiwan Brain Behind AlphaGo: Aja Huang". The News Lens. 14 March 2016. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  7. ^ "An interview with Remi Coulom". Russian Go Federation. 29 April 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2016.

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