Victor Allis

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Louis Victor Allis is a Dutch computer scientist working in the artificial intelligence (AI) field. In his graduate work, he revealed AI solutions for Connect Four,[1][2] Qubic, and Gomoku.[3] His dissertation introduced two new game search techniques: proof-number search and dependency-based search.[citation needed] Proof-number search has seen further successful application in computer Go tactical search and many other games.[citation needed]


Allis holds a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from Maastricht University, The Netherlands,[citation needed] and graduated cum laude with a M. Sc. in Computer Science from the Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands.[citation needed] He has more than 30 publications to his name;[citation needed] the majority of his published work reports on research in search technologies.[citation needed]

He started his career in 1987 as a freelance teacher, course developer and mentor of various AMBI courses for NOVI.[citation needed] Allis has lectured at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam as an Assistant Professor in Artificial Intelligence.[citation needed] In 1995 he joined Bolesian (a knowledge technology firm in the Netherlands which is a daughter company of Capgemini and specialized in developing advanced systems based on Artificial Intelligence) as a senior consultant and manager.[citation needed] In 1997 he co-founded Quintiq and was appointed as the company’s CEO.[citation needed]

Allis relocated to the Philadelphia office Quintiq in 2010, remaining CEO and a co-owner.[4]


  1. ^ Higgins, Peter M. (2008). Nets, Puzzles and Postmen: An Exploration of Mathematical Connections. Oxford University Press, USA. p. 19. ISBN 0-19-921842-0. 
  2. ^ Shapley, Lloyd S.; Blackwell, David; Ferguson, Thomas (1996). Statistics, probability, and game theory: papers in honor of David Blackwell. Institute of Mathematical Statistics. p. 372. ISBN 0-940600-42-0. 
  3. ^ H. Jaap van den Herik, Hiroyuki Iida, Ernst A.Heinz, ed. (2004). Advances in Computer Games: Many Games, Many Challenges. Springer. p. 349. ISBN 1-4020-7709-2. 
  4. ^ "CNW Group – QUINTIQ – Dofasco Tubular Products on Schedule with Quintiq". Archived from the original on 2008-07-07. Retrieved 2008-07-07. 

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