Alex J. Champandard has a strong academic background in artificial intelligence, with science and engineering degrees from York and Edinburgh. He often speaks about his AI research, notably at the Game Developers Conference, where he also hosts a roundtable on learning AI. As the lead programmer of FEAR (an open source game AI project), he consults with professional programmers to integrate state-of-the-art prototypes into commercial games. Founder of AI-Depot, a popular community AI site, he brings regular tutorials to an audience of AI enthusiasts. Alex has also contributed multiple articles to the AI Game Programming Wisdom series. He is part of the AI Interface Standards Committee, which intends to define a common specification for game AI techniques.