Kristian Spoerer

Dr Kristian Spoerer

Teaching Associate in Computer Science

C85 Computer Science
University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road


I undertook doctoral research at The University of Nottingham and graduated in 2007, then was a postdoc at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. I also have worked in video game studios in UK and Japan and have helped to create published videogames.

Recent Papers

Kristian Spoerer. Bi-directional Monte Carlo Tree Search. In Asia-Pacific Journal of Information Technology and Multimedia, 10(1), pages 17-26, June 2021.

Thanatchai Sirivichayakul, Kristian Spoerer, Hiroyuki Iida. Homogeneous Group Performance and Stability in Checkers. In Asia-Pacific Journal of Information Technology and Multimedia, 8(1), pages 17-26, June 2019.


I am convener for the modules:

COMP3011-Computer Graphics

Research and Projects

I am currently researching how to improve existing articial intelligence methods for playing the game of Snooker.

Which means I'm interested in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Graphics and Games.

If you want to do your dissertation on one of these topics, or a combination of the topics, then please email me.

Previous projects I supervised include

Voxels rendering (oct-trees, ray-tracing, rasterisation)

Game AI and Monte Carlo Tree Search

Games for Brain Training

I'm also interested in how computer science can be used in one of the EarthShot projects.

Last updated: 25th May 2021.