Georgios Yannakakis is Associate Professor at the Institute of Digital Games, University of Malta (UoM), Msida, Malta. He received the Ph.D. degree in informatics from the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2005. Prior to joining the Institute of Digital Games, UoM, in 2012, he was an Associate Professor at the Centre for Computer Games Research at the IT University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. He does research at the crossroads of artificial intelligence, computational creativity, affective computing, advanced game technology, and human-computer interaction. He pursues research concepts such as user experience modelling and procedural content generation for the design of personalized interactive systems for entertainment, education, training, and health. He has published over 180 journal and conference papers in the aforementioned fields and his work has been cited broadly. His research has been supported by numerous national and European grants and has appeared in Science Magazine and New Scientist among other venues. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing and the IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games. He has been the General Chair of key conferences in the area of game artificial intelligence (IEEE CIG 2010) and games research (FDG 2013).
Biography Updated on 26 December 2015