Elin Carstensdottir is a PhD student at the College of Computer and Information Sciences at Northeastern, studying under the supervision of Dr. Seif El-Nasr. Her main research interests include: Interactive narrative/storytelling, social behavior simulation, cognitive modeling and interaction design. She is currently researching and developing methodologies for interactive storytelling among other things and looking at the implications of such methods for training, education and entertainment.
Peili Cao is a Masters student at the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. She is working on the virtual improv and trust projects specifically developing AI characters for the project.
Nilesh Shahdadpuri is a Masters student at the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. He is working on game engine tools for social training. He is currently integrating smartbody (a system developed by ICT, USC) as a method for controlling character animation in a socially complex improvisational scenarios situated in a virtual multi-player world.
Ruiyu Xu is a Masters student at the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. She is working on the virtual improv and trust projects specifically developing the Multi-player layer with the kinect system.
Yufan Lu is a self taught programmer, during his time at the university, he learnt a variety of programming languages (C/C++, Java, C#, etc.) as well as other computer-related studies which eventually led me to find my ultimate interests – computer graphics and games. Through being a member of the ACM/ICPC (ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest) team, his studies at university have allowed me to be more equipped with C/C++/Java languages, laying the foundation for OpenGL and DirectX graphics libraries. In fact, he have used OpenGL/DirectX to write a few games, using technologies such as BSP (Binary Space Partitioning) and particle systems. As a result of his commitment and curiosity to Computer Science led me to gain an internship at Virtuos Co.,Ltd, consequently helping him to further my understanding of the computer gaming industry. His strong interest in Computer Science has prompted him to complete more than 100 thousands lines of computer codes in the past three years. A little demo of his works.
Sean Elks, Undergraduate student in the Digital Arts and Game Design combined major. Currently working in the lab as an artist co-op on the Improv Virtual Environment project for social training.
Alexander Jeney, Undergraduate student in the Digital Arts and Game Design combined major. Currently working in the lab as an artist co-op on the Improv Virtual Environment project for social training.
Gregory Loden is an undergraduate student in the Computer Science and Game Design program. He enjoys playing video games and making 3D models. He has made various games for his classes (mostly in Java, some in C++). He is currently working on a game for Casper Harteveld and Gillian Smith, and on another project that will some day be a large scale video game.