Faculty + Research Interests

Ron Artstein

Ron Artstein
Computer Science
Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Creative Technologies
Research Assistant Professor, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Computer Science Department

Research Interests: Corpus creation and management, reliability statistics for corpus annotation, dialogue, anaphora resolution, formal semantics of natural language

Paul Debevec

Paul Debevec
Computer Science
Research Adjunct Professor, Institute for Creative Technologies
Research Adjunct Professor, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Computer Science Department

Research Interests: computer graphics, computer vision, virtual reality

Steven Fleming

Steven Fleming
Spatial Sciences Institute
Professor, Institute for Creative Technologies
Professor, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences: Spatial Sciences Institute

Research Interests: geospatial intelligence, remote sensing, physical geography, GIS, cartography, photogrammetry

Kallirroi Georgila

Kallirroi Georgila
Computer Science
Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Creative Technologies
Research Assistant Professor, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Computer Science Department

Research Interests: natural language dialogue systems, statistical dialogue management, reinforcement learning, user simulation, expressive speech synthesis, speech recognition

Andrew Gordon

Andrew Gordon
Computer Science
Director for Interactive Narrative Research, Institute for Creative Technologies
Research Associate Professor, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Computer Science Department

Research Interests: commonsense reasoning, social media analysis, story-based learning environments

Jonathan Gratch

Jonathan Gratch
Computer Science
Director for Virtual Humans Research, Institute for Creative Technologies
Research Professor, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Computer Science Department

Research Interests: affective computing, virtual humans, emotion, media equation

Randall Hill, Jr.

Randall Hill, Jr.
Computer Science
Executive Director, Institute for Creative Technologies
Research Professor, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Computer Science Department

Hao Li

Hao Li
Computer Science
Director of Vision and Graphics Lab, Institute for Creative Technologies
Assistant Professor, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Computer Science Department

Research Interests: human digitization, performance capture, facial animation, hair capture, 3D scanning, deep learning, data-driven techniques, geometry processing, virtual reality, augmented reality

Gale Lucas

Gale Lucas
Computer Science
Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Creative Technologies
Research Assistant Professor, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Computer Science Department

Research Interests: human-computer interaction, affective computing, trust-in-automation

Andrew Marx

Andrew Marx
Spatial Sciences Institute
Associate Professor, Institute for Creative Technologies
Associate Professor, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences: Spatial Sciences Institute

Research Interests: geospatial intelligence, remote sensing, spatio-temporal analysis, human rights, GIS

Ryan McAlinden

Ryan McAlinden
Spatial Sciences Institute
Director of Modeling, Simulation and Training, Institute for Creative Technologies
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences: Spatial Sciences Institute

Research Interests: live, virtual and constructive simulations, unmanned aerial systems (UASs) , game-based technologies, geospatial data and technologies

Todd Richmond

Todd Richmond
Media Arts and Practice
Director of Advanced Prototype Development, Institute for Creative Technologies
Research Assistant Professor, USC School of Cinematic Arts: Media Arts and Practice

Research Interests: applications and implications of emerging technology, data visualization, narrative for complexity, abstraction and representation

Albert "Skip" Rizzo

Albert "Skip" Rizzo
Gerontology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Director for Medical Virtual Reality, Institute for Creative Technologies
Research Professor, USC Davis School of Gerontology and USC Keck School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Research Interests: virtual rehabilitation, clinical psychology, neuropsychology virtual patients, clinical virtual reality, stress resilience, PTSD

Paul Rosenbloom

Paul Rosenbloom
Computer Science
Director for Cognitive Architecture Research, Institute for Creative Technologies
Professor, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Computer Science Department

Research Interests: artificial intelligence, cognitive science, cognitive architecture, virtual human architecture, graphical models

Stefan Scherer

Stefan Scherer
Computer Science
Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Creative Technologies
Research Assistant Professor, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Computer Science Department

Research Interests: human machine interaction, social signal processing, affective computing

Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro
Computer Science
Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Creative Technologies
Research Assistant Professor, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Computer Science Department

Research Interests: computer graphics, character animation, human appearance and behavior modeling, virtual reality, human-computer interaction

William Swartout

William Swartout
Computer Science
Chief Technology Officer, Institute for Creative Technologies
Research Professor, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Computer Science Department

David Traum

David Traum
Computer Science
Director for Natural Language Research, Institute for Creative Technologies
Research Professor, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Computer Science Department

Research Interests: dialogue systems, natural language, AI, virtual humans, communication and culture

Ning Wang

Ning Wang
Computer Science
Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Creative Technologies
Research Assistant Professor, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Computer Science Department

Research Interests: computational social intelligence, pedagogical agents, intelligent tutoring systems, explainable AI, persuasive technologies