Steve Kroon

Senior Lecturer: Computer Science, Stellenbosch University.
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Last updated: Nov 2015

Dr Steve Kroon obtained MCom (Computer Science) and PhD (Mathematical Statistics) degrees while studying at Stellenbosch University. He joined the Stellenbosch University Computer Science department in 2008. His PhD thesis considered aspects of statistical learning theory, and his subsequent research has focused on decision making in artificial intelligence, including machine learning, reinforcement learning, and search techniques. He has supervised and co-supervised 5 graduated and 3 current master's students, and has published 3 journal articles and 8 peer-reviewed conference and conference workshop articles. He serves as a reviewer for the journals Algorithmica, the Journal of Universal Computer Science, and the South African Computer Journal, as well as serving on the programme committee for 2 conferences. He holds a Diploma in Actuarial Techniques, and is a member of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, the International Computer Games Association, the South African Statistical Association, and the South African Institute for Computer Scientists and Information Technologists.


My main research area is currently computational intelligence in games, i.e. improving computer players/bots/agents in various games. I am looking for good students to work in this field, and have potential project topics at undergraduate, Honours and Masters level, as well as the potential for "skripsie" topics for E+E engineering students. So if you're interested, please contact me.


List of honours project topics.

Specific projects I am interested in (and seeking students for):

Research output

Also see the page of our Decision-making research group.

Talks at colloquiua, seminars, etc.

Graduate students

Project notes for honours students w.r.t. supervision (largely applicable to Masters and PhD students as well). (Last updated: 25 October 2012.)

Current Masters students

Completed Masters students


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