21 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY18 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 12 different projects representing $600K dollars of investment in research.
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Dr. Seif El-Nasr is an Associate Professor at the College of Computer and Information Sciences and College of Arts, Media and Design at Northeastern University, Boston. She earned her Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University in Computer Science and her master's degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. Dr. Seif El-Nasr received several grants totalling over $2 Million to support her research. She published over 74 international peer reviewed articles on her work. In addition, her work received several awards and recognition within games and interactive narrative communities, including best paper award at the International Conference of Virtual Storytelling 2003 and several notable citations in industry books and magazines. She also received Leadership Excellence Award and Research Excellence Award from Texas A&M University. She has collaborated and has on-going relationships with several game companies, including Electronic Arts, Bardel Entertainment, Relic Entertainment, RedHill Studios, Ignite Play, and Radical Entertainment.
She is the managing editor of the International Journal on Arts and technology and serves on several editorial and advisory boards, including the International Journal of Intelligent Games and Simulation, Computer Game Education Review, ACM Computers in Entertainment, and AIIDE (Artifical Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment).
She has chaired and iis currently chairing several conferences including:
Foundations of Digital Games 2012
International Conference on Entertainment Computing (co-Chaired with Sidney Fels) 2011
Games User Research Summit (co-Chaired with Heather Desurvire) 2011
American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Interaction Entertainment 2002