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Welcome To Scott Goodwin's Website

I am a Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Windsor and also a co-founder and co-owner of ThotLab Games and Mindcrafters Corporation. My area of research is Search Algorithms (especially pathfinding algorithms for video games). Students are encouraged to contact me if interested in courses, projects, discussion groups, workshops, and/or graduate studies.

About Me

I am currently the Graduate Coordinator for the School of Computer Science. For email specific to my role as Graduate Coordinator, please use the email address Email to me in my role as a faculty member should be sent to

I was a Research Associate and Part-time Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo from July 1990 to August 1991. Then I became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Regina from August 1991 to June 1996. In July 1996, I was promoted to Associate Professor. I joined the University of Windsor's School of Computer Science in July 2001 and served as Acting Director of the School of Computer Science from January 2004 to December 2004. I was elected President of the Canadian Society for the Computational Studies of Intelligence (served May 2005-April 2007) which subsequently changed its name to the Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association. In July 2005, I was promoted to Full Professor.

My Ph.D. is in Computing Science from the University of Alberta in 1991. From the University of Waterloo, I received an M.Math. degree in 1987 and a Joint Honours B.Math degree in Computer Science and Economics (Co-op) in 1984. In 1972, I peeled potatoes for a penny per pound (seriously).

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I am not currently accepting new graduate students, however, truly exceptional students (e.g., first class with distinction) will always be considered.