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HCII Seminar Series: Hannes Högni Vilhjálmsson

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Hannes Högni Vilhjálmsson
Associate Professor of Computer Science, Director of the Center for Analysis and Design of Intelligent Agents, Reykjavik University


NSH 1305

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Dr. Hannes Hogni Vilhjalmsson is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Reykjavik University, director of the Center for Analysis and Design of Intelligent Agents (CADIA) and leader of its Socially Expressive Computing Group. He has been doing research in computational models of social and linguistic behavior for almost two decades at MIT, University of Southern California and now Reykjavik University. His focus has been on supporting fully embodied communication in virtual environments for entertainment, education and training. He was the technical director of the DARPA award winning Tactical Language and Culture Training project at the Center for Advanced Research into Technology for Education (CARTE) at USC and the leader of the Humanoid Agents in Social Game Environments national grant of excellence at Reykjavik University. In addition to academic work, he is a co-founder of the Los Angeles based company Alelo Inc., that builds serious games for language and culture learning, and is a co-founder of Reykjavik based MindGames ehf., the first company to release mind training games for the iPhone that incorporate consumer-level brainwave headsets. He holds a Ph.D. in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab.

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