So, much to my surprise, the National Research Foundation has agreed to fund my proposed research project into Computer Go. So now I have vacancies for Masters and PhD students, with a little bit of money to help potential students out. Bursaries are on the order of R30000 (about 3000 euro?) for masters students and R45000 (4500 euro?) for PhD students, but I can only support 2-3 students :( [I can take on more, I just don't have money to pay for them.]
The idea of the project is to look into the Monte Carlo approaches which have been so successful in the last few years. Depending on the level of interest, we may try to collaborate with the developers behind the open-source program FueGo.
I’ve also gotten money to pay for a student who’s interested in Machine Learning for robotic soccer. The bursary is more generous (about double the amount), but here there’s only money for one student.