[AI Seminar] AI Lunch -- Rogelio Cardona-Rivera -- May 10th, 2016

Ellen Vitercik vitercik at cs.cmu.edu
Mon May 9 17:38:49 EDT 2016

This is a reminder that this talk is tomorrow, Tuesday, May 10th.


On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 7:29 PM, Ellen Vitercik <vitercik at cs.cmu.edu> wrote:

> Dear faculty and students,
> We look forward to seeing you this Tuesday, May 10th, at noon in NSH 3305
> for AI lunch. To learn more about the seminar and lunch, please visit the AI
> Lunch webpage <http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~aiseminar/>.
> On Tuesday, Rogelio Cardona-Rivera will give a talk titled "Toward the
> Holodeck: Computational Models of Interactive Narrative and their relation
> to Human Cognition."
> *Abstract:* Interactive narratives are used for an ever-expanding array
> of purposes: educational settings, training simulations, and even
> organizational behaviors have had narratives woven around them because
> these are made more compelling in a dramatic framing. Despite their
> ubiquity, they remain difficult to engineer. One reason is because we lack
> a precise understanding of human narrative intelligence, which would
> explain how we interact with stories. In this talk, I will present my
> approach to developing a computational-cognitive model of narrative
> affordances, which centers on predicting how users imagine themselves
> taking actions in an unfolding narrative virtual environment. I will
> discuss this approach in the context of applications of automated planning
> and activity recognition to model a user's search of an author's intended
> meaning. Concluding the talk I will discuss the potential for this approach
> to enable more engaging narrative experiences, through the next generation
> of intelligent and adaptive virtual environments.
> *Speaker Bio:* Rogelio Cardona-Rivera is an ABD Ph.D. Candidate in
> Computer Science at North Carolina State University. He researches
> technologies to improve interactive narrative design and development
> through artificial intelligence and cognitive science. Rogelio has been a
> recipient of the National GEM Fellowship, and the Department of Energy's
> Computational Science Graduate Fellowship. Rogelio has published at
> diverse, high-impact venues in and around intelligent narrative
> technologies. His work has been recognized with a Best Paper Award at the
> International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS) in
> 2012, a Best Student Paper on a Cognitive Science Topic at the Workshop on
> Computational Models of Narrative in 2012, and an Honorable Mention for
> Best Paper at the Computer-Human Interaction Conference in 2016. He has
> served on numerous program committees, and will co-chair the Intelligent
> Narrative Technologies track at ICIDS in 2016. Rogelio received his B.Sc.
> in Computer Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez and
> has interned as a computational narratologist at Sandia National
> Laboratories and Disney Research.
> Best,
> Ellen and Ariel
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