Director, Game Intelligence Group at UNC Charlotte
Director, Games + Learning Lab at UNC Charlotte
Faculty, Charlotte Visualization Center at UNC Charlotte
Faculty, New Media Group at UNC Charlotte
Faculty, Computing in Place Group at UNC Charlotte
In general, my research interests are in discovering complimentary artificial intelligence (AI) techniques that are more powerful in combination than by themselves (gestalt systems). I am interested in searching for improvements and advances in decision-making, decision-theory, and interactive intelligent systems that allow for coping with real-time and real-world environments, and investigating the development of human-consistent systems that become more intuitive for humans to work with and feel more natural to interact with in our increasingly technological society.
My preference is to work in applied AI, and my strength is in integrated intelligent systems—applying techniques in new and novel combinations, expanding their capability under new constraints posed by their application, and making a tangible improvement in the applied domain. I feel that my strength is in applying theoretical techniques to real-world/real-time problems.
My current primary work is in the exploration of agent learning, faster agent creation techniques, generation of knowledge from geometry, middleware support for AI, and the integration of academic AI techniques into current electronic entertainment games.