Three CSE students, Christopher Kiekintveld, Patrick Jordan, and Lee
Callender, took Michigan's entry, "Deep Maize" to the final round of the
2007 Trading Agent
Competition - Supply Chain Management game. They earned third place
overall, and first place in the Prediction Challenge: a specialized event
testing the agent's ability to predict supply and product prices in a
dynamic supply chain context.
Kierkintveld and Jordan are PhD students, while Callender is an
undergraduate student. The team is supervised by
Prof. Michael Wellman,
who credits Callender with leading the team's effort for the 2007 Prediction
Prof. Wellman's research group launched the Trading Agent Competition in
2000 to facilitate the future of electronic trading. TAC is now an
international forum designed to promote and encourage high quality research
in to the trading agent problem.
The final round of competition took place and were announced at the
Twenty-Second AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial
Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-07).