School of Interactive Computing, College of Computing
Director, Entertainment Intelligence Lab
As director of the Entertainment Intelligence Lab, Mark Riedl's research focuses on the study of artificial intelligence and storytelling for entertainment (e.g., computer games). Narrative is a cognitive tool used by humans for communication, sense-making, entertainment, education, and training. Consequently, there is value in discovering new computational techniques that 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?