Here was our attempt at glory, optimizing StarCraft bots which used Zergs. Zergs won (and lost too), but we did not get one of the three prizes. Better luck next time.
This year we participated in the HUMIES awards with our paper “Towards Automatic StarCraft Strategy Generation Using Genetic Programming“, accepted at CIG2015, wrote in collaboration with Politecnico di Torino and INRA. Our paper was elected from 28 candidates to be part of the 8 finalists, so we can consider it a great achievement. Although we didn’t won, because the astounding quality of the other works, we are thrilled about our nomination 🙂
Here is the presentation. It even includes a reference to Starship Troopers!