Richard Gibson

Current Position: Freelance software / game AI developer (Robot Shark Gaming)
                                  Entrepreneur (SportsBid Fantasy Sports)

Ph.D. in Computing Science: University of Alberta (2014)

M.Sc. in Mathematics: Simon Fraser University (2009)

B.Sc. in Mathematics and Statistics: University of Victoria (2006)

 

Current Position: Freelance software / game AI developer (Robot Shark Gaming[http://robotsharkgaming.com]), Entrepreneur (SportsBid Fantasy Sports[https://bracketbids.com])
 
Ph.D. in Computing Science: University of Alberta (2014)
M.Sc. in Mathematics: SFU (2009)
B.Sc. in Mathematics and Statistics: University of Victoria (2006)
Current Position: Freelance software / game AI developer (Robot Shark Gaming[http://robotsharkgaming.com]), Entrepreneur (SportsBid Fantasy Sports[https://bracketbids.com])
 
Ph.D. in Computing Science: University of Alberta (2014)
M.Sc. in Mathematics: SFU (2009)
B.Sc. in Mathematics and Statistics: University of Victoria (2006)
Current Position: Freelance software / game AI developer (Robot Shark Gaming[http://robotsharkgaming.com]), Entrepreneur (SportsBid Fantasy Sports[https://bracketbids.com])
 
Ph.D. in Computing Science: University of Alberta (2014)
M.Sc. in Mathematics: SFU (2009)
B.Sc. in Mathematics and Statistics: University of Victoria (2006)

SFU has a very strong Mathematics graduate program.  The Master's program prepared me well for both my recent studies as a Ph.D. student, and my current work as a professional software developer.

With my Master's degree from SFU, I was able to join the Computer Poker Research Group at the University of Alberta where I built computer programs capable of playing and defeating the world's best Texas hold'em poker players.  My stronger mathematics background proved valuable to balance the strengths of the other programmers and team members.  After completing my Ph.D. at Alberta, I started my own company where I continue to work as a consultant and developer helping professional poker players improve their game.

In addition, SFU's Master's program allowed me the opportunity to take a co-op position with Disney Interactive Studies.  There, I gained valuable experience in game development and strengthened my abilities as a software developer.  Again, this experience has proven to be extremely valuable as I now take contract work from video game companies, as well as develop games of my own.  I am currently working on Super Mega Baseball 2 with Metalhead Software, and Bracket Bids as a solo venture.

Website: http://richardggibson.appspot.com