Richard Bartle recently presented a talk at the
Gamification Summit in San Francisco, on the
topic "A Game Designer's View of Gamification".
Having successfully managed to survive his
inclusion of the line "Game designers find
Gamification weird: we would be appalled if our
games were so bad we had to bribe people to play
them", he was able to upload his talk here:
A clip from the talk can be found here:
As part of the Industry Expert Lectures, Tim
Clarke, General Manager of ShareScope, gave an
Expert Lecture on 16th March 2012 on "How
investors evaluate company performance". He has
also kindly offered two prizes, one for the best
report summarizing the lecture, and one for the
best submission for his assignment.
Shortlists were recommended by the CCFEA
Director, approved by Tim. We are pleased to
announce that the winner of both the Best Report
and Best Assignment Prize is Han Ao (surname 'Ao'
is pronounced like 'Owl').
Tim has kindly upgraded the prize to one year's
subscription of ShareScope Plus, worth £390.
Well done, Han!
Submissions for the "Ms Pac-Man vs Ghosts
Competition" and the "Physical Travelling
Salesman Problem Competition" are now open!
The next deadline for both competitions is
September 1, 2012. You can participate by
visiting the following URLs:
Khuman passed his viva with minor corrections.
His thesis, titled "Investigating Portfolio
Insurance Strategies including Applications of
Heuristic Optimisation and Evolutionary
Artificial Neural Networks", examined Constant
Proportion Portfolio Insurance (CPPI) type
products for investors using cumulative prospect
theory with the introduction of an adaptive
reference point. The work demonstrated
that strategies extending the CPPI floor and
multiplier components significantly outperformed
the original model. Finally, an
evolutionary artificial neural network (EANN)
framework was developed that replicated the
trading strategy of CPPI. Many thanks to
the external examiner, Andrea Tettamanzi from
the University of Milan and the internal
examiner Wing Lon Ng. Anil was supervised
by Nick Constantinou (EBS) and Steve Phelps.