Computing Faculty Member Mark Riedl Wins Best Paper Award at INTETAIN 2008

January 21, 2008

College of Computing faculty member Mark Riedl's paper
titled "Toward Intelligent Support of Authoring Machinima Media Content:
Story and Visualization" received the Best Paper award at the 2nd
International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive
Entertainment (INTETAIN) at Playa del Carmen, Cancun Mexico. The conference was
organized in cooperation with ACM SIGCHI and took place January 8-10,
2008.

Mark Riedl joined the School of
Interactive Computing as an Assistant Professor in December 2007. Prior to that,
he was a research scientist at the University of Southern California Institute
for Creative Technologies. In 2004, he received a Ph.D. in Computer Science
from North Carolina
State University
for his work in artificial intelligence techniques for generating stories with
recognizable plot structures and character fidelity.

About INTETAIN
The Second International Conference on Intelligent
Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN-2008), held in cooperation
with ACM SIGCHI, aimed to stimulate interaction among academic researchers and
commercial developers of interactive entertainment systems. It focused on the
development of novel user-centered intelligent computational technologies and
interactive applications for entertainment, being made possible through the use
of a wide range of interactive device technologies and media delivery
infrastructures.