Dr Daniel Kudenko is a Lecturer in the Computer Science Department at the University of York, and head of the GIDY group. In addition to working in the research areas of machine learning, multi-agent systems, and user modelling, he has carried out various research and consulting projects in the area of artificial intelligence for games. Some of the work was funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering and Eidos. Dr. Kudenko has been teaching a module on AI for Games at York annually since 2000.
Maria Arinbjarnar is a Ph.D. Student in the Computer Science Department at the University of York, with Departmental Overseas Research Studentship (DORS). Her aim is to create believable NPCs that entertain the player with respect to the game scenario. NPCs that have distinctive personality and character and are able to engage the player in a conversation about in-game events and captivate the player in an unfolding drama. More -->
Dr Heather Barber has just passed her viva and intends to continue at the department as a lecturer and a researcher.
Supervisor: Dr. Daniel Kudenko. Research area: Generation of Adaptive Dilemma-based Interactive Narratives.
Rania Hodhod is a Ph.D. Student in Computer Science Department at the University of York. Due to graduate in March 2010. Working under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Kudenko. Research area: Generation of Adaptive Educational Interactive Narrative System.