Team.

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R. E. Cardona-Rivera, Ph.D.

Director

Rogelio is an Assistant Professor of the School of Computing and the Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program at the University of Utah. His interests include computational psychology, A.I., game design, and interactive narrative.


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Munzer Abusham

Computing Ph.D. Student

Munzer earned his B. A. in Computer Engineering at the University of Khartoum in 2014. His interests are virtual reality, 3D modeling, and animation. He is currently researching the effect of interaction fidelity on VR users.


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Nancy N. Blackburn

Computing Ph.D. Student

Nancy prioritizes family & faith and then creating, playing, nature-ing, and napping. Nancy is interested in the creation and practical application of game design theory particularly for adaptive educational games and psychology medical games.


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Keith Heiner

Computing M.S. Student

Keith completed his B.S. in Comp. Eng. at Brigham Young University, and hails from the hot state of Arizona. His research interests include psychological impact through game mechanics, and user experience especially in novel modes of interaction.


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Alex Bisberg

Computing M.S. Student

Alex has a penchant for seeing both sides of an argument. When he's not processing data with python he can be found in a park or on the slopes. Alex's research revolves around the analysis and comparison of eSports' using statistics, machine learning, and visualization.


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Jennifer Nelson

Computing B.S. Student

Jennifer is a Junior at the University of Utah, majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Mathematics. Her research centers on generating and planning with open worlds, as applied to interactive storytelling and the AI Dungeon Master project.


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Matthew Christensen

Computing B.S. Student

Matthew is a Junior at the University of Utah, majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Math. His research is focused on AI narrative planning. Other interests include game history, speaker-listener roles, and absolutely anything having to do with complex numbers.


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Dylan Stout

Computing B.S. Student

Dylan is a senior at the University of Utah studying Computer Science. His research interests include procedural content generation, Virtual Reality, and applications of automated game content design via A.I. planning.


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ALUMNI

Michael Clemens

Computing Ph.D. Student

Michael is into hiking, coding, and piano. He is trying to leave the world in a better place than when he first entered it. His interests are in adaptive user experiences, nonlinear music composition, and Web and Mobile app technologies.

Ben Barker

MEAE Student

Ben earned his B. A. in English and his Masters of Entertainment Arts and Engineering as a writer, producer, and designer. His interests include narrative design, mechanics as metaphor, and user experience.

Run Li

Computing M.S. Student

Run got his M.S. in Physics in 2017 and his M.S. in Computing in 2019, both at the University of Utah. His research was on the design of agents in assorted play-styles. His first job post-graduation was at Google.

Yuanyuan Tong

Computing Ph.D. Student

Yuanyuan is a Ph.D. student of the School of Computing at the University of Utah. Her research interests are in artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction and computer graphics.

Etymology

Experience design is the practice of designing products, processes, services, events, omnichannel journeys, and environments with a focus placed on the quality of the user experience and culturally relevant solutions.

Quantitative research is a formal, objective, systematic process for obtaining quantifiable information about the world; presented in numerical form, and analyzed through the use of statistics; used to describe and to test relationships; used to examine the cause-and-effect of relationships. This type of research is concerned with numbers, statistics, and the relationships between events/numbers.

The QED Lab is an entity equipped for scientific experiments, research, and teaching around experience design through quantitative methods. Does that sound interesting to you? Consider joining the lab!

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