I am currently leading the COMMEDIA team.
I am interested broadly in Computational Narratives and their applications to games (sometimes but not always of the serious variety).
I have also an interest in believable agents (populating games and storytelling experiences or the world as our companions), believable language and dialogue generation systems (including some aspects of computational humour), and their evaluation.
I defended a Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches (HDR) in October 2022: Machines pour Raconter.
I have backgrounds in Philosophy and Logics, and my PhD is in Computer Science from Paris 7. Previously, I have hold academic positions at Teesside University (IVE Lab - Senior Lecturer in Games Programming - UK), CNAM Paris (CEDRIC - postdoc - France), Kwansei Gakuin University (postdoc - JSPS fellow - Japan).
As a non-academic, I have been working in the game industry during the wild early years of online games development.
I am currently supervising the PhD of Yann Glémarec and Maëlic Néau.
Join us for the JOKER track at CLEF 2023 to experiment with a wordplay corpus!
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