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This is the homepage of Reijer Grimbergen

My Background

I am working as a professor at the Tokyo University of Technology in Japan. I am a member of the School of Computer Science. I have a Ph.D. in cognitive science and I am also very interested in the game of shogi (Japanese Chess).


My research focuses on search algorithms, game playing and cognitive modelling of human problem solving. I also have built my own shogi program called SPEAR.


I am currently teaching the following classes. More information on each course can be found here: (*) Internal link only


Of course my research interest in shogi is no coincidence. I am a reasonable player myself (about 4-dan amateur) and follow the professional shogi scene in Japan closely. Below is a picture from a shogi title match game between the brilliant Habu Yoshiharu (on the left) and his rival Moriuchi Toshiyuki. My pages also have a lot of shogi information: