William Swartout

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Expert in artificial intelligence systems, including immersive virtual reality, intelligent agents and natural language generation

Chief Technology Officer

Institute for Creative Technologies

Research Professor

USC Viterbi School of Engineering Computer Science Department


  • artificial intelligence
  • virtual reality and virtual humans
  • human-computer interaction
  • immersive environments
  • modeling and simulation
  • serious games, and video games for training
  • computer-aided training and education
  • natural language processing
  • autonomous agents
  • knowledge-based systems
  • science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Additional Information

  • Fellow, American Association for Artificial Intelligence
  • Recipient, Robert Engelmore Award from Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, for seminal contributions to knowledge-based systems and explanation, groundbreaking research on virtual human technologies and their applications, and outstanding service to the artificial intelligence community
  • Past member: Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, Board on Army Science and Technology of the National Academies