Webinar 9/15/21 - O.R. and Video Game Design with Christopher Ryan

Starts:  Sep 8, 2021 09:00 (ET)
Ends:  Sep 15, 2021 12:00 (ET)

Please join us for a webinar on "Designing Video Games: A research opportunity for the INFORMS community" with Dr. Christopher Thomas Ryan, Associate Professor of Operations and Logistics at the University of British Columbia, on Wednesday, September 15 at 12pm EDTRegister today!

Video games are the fastest-growing and largest sector of the entertainment industry. Video games have also been at the heart of technological innovations for decades. Dr. Christopher Ryan believes there's a largely untapped opportunity for operations research methods to study questions of game design.

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In this talk, Dr. Ryan will review literature on using operations research tools to study video game design and discuss four recent papers that look at four important problems in video game design: level design, world design, designing for diversity of play, and designing "boosters" in puzzle games. He will present a framework for future research in video games and an invitation for more researchers to join us.

Work is based on projects with the following co-authors: Lifei Sheng (University of Houston Clear Lake), Yifu Li (Xian Jiao Tong Liverpool), Xuying Zhao (Notre Dame), Will Ma (Columbia), Oussama Hanguir (Columbia), and Benny Wong (UBC).

We'd love for you to join us for this exciting topic on September 15. Can't make it? Register anyway and we will send you a recording after the event.


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