CSE student team, DeepMaize, wins 2007 TAC-SCM Prediction Challenge   Bookmark and Share

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 Challenge.

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 Intelligence) Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-07).