Faculty Mark Riedl
School of Interactive Computing, College of Computing
Director of the Entertainment Intelligence Lab
Head of the Intelligent Narrative Computing Lab
Member of GVU Center and RIM Center
- Areas of Expertise
- Artificial Intelligence and Computer Game AI
- Storytelling Technologies, Machinima
- Interactive Education and Entertainment
- Intelligent Media
- Computational Creativity
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Mark Riedl is an assistant professor in the College of Computing, School of Interactive Computing. As director of the Entertainment Intelligence Lab, Riedl's research focuses on the study of artificial intelligence and storytelling for entertainment (e.g., computer games). Narrative is a tool used by people for communication, making sense of their world, entertainment, education and training. Consequently, there is immense value in discovering new techniques to make computers better communicators, entertainers and educators. The principle research question Riedl addresses through his research is: how can intelligent computational systems reason about and autonomously create engaging experiences for users of virtual worlds and computer games? His research is funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Army, and Georgia Tech's GVU Center.
Riedl earned a PhD degree in 2004 from North Carolina State University, where he innovated novel intelligent technologies for automatically generating stories and managing interactive user experiences in virtual worlds and computer games. From 2004 to 2007, Riedl was a research scientist at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies, where he researched and developed interactive, adaptive training systems. He joined the Georgia Tech College of Computing in 2007.