Buffalo chess detective busier than ever with online cheating on the rise

Published December 22, 2020

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WGRZ-TV featured Ken Regan, associate professor of computer science and engineering, in a story about the rise of online cheating in chess competitions during the pandemic.

An expert on cheating in chess, Regan uses supercomputing power to input the appropriate information from the alleged cheating incident into the model and the supercomputer runs the numbers to determine if there has in fact been cheating. “It's completely data-driven, it does not use the special sauce of my equations, but it identifies cases that should be looked into further," Regan said.

Read the story here.