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I am a recent PhD in Interactive Arts & Technology from Simon Fraser University.

I am a user researcher, interaction designer, programmer, and technology scholar, focusing on artificial intelligence, tangible/wearable computing, interactive narrative, and steampunk/maker culture.

I am currently working as a Project Scientist/Research Game Developer at UC-Santa Cruz’s Center for Games and Playable Media.  I am part of the DARPA-funded IMMERSE research project, which focuses on the application of artificial intelligence to games, with an emphasis on autonomous character AI, social simulation, and dramatic interaction with synthetic characters.

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