Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, August 2007 – Present, Computer Science
  • Master of Science, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, August 2005 – January 2008, Computer and Information Science
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, August 2001 – August 2005
    • Major: Computer and Information Science
    • Minors: Jazz Studies and Philosophy

Teaching Experience

Instructor

  • Stanford University, Pre-Collegiate Studies
    • Computer Simulations and Interactive Media, 2014
    • Robotics and Computer Programming, 2013
    • Artificial Intelligence, 2013
  • Stanford University, International Program
    • Web Presence and Social Media, 2013
    • Introduction to Game Design and Programming, 2013
  • Digital Media Academy, Stanford University
    • Intro to Java Programming, June 2013, July 2013

Teaching Assistant

  • University of California Santa Cruz, School of Engineering
    • CMPS179 – Game Design Practicum, Winter 2012
    • CMPS70 – Social Networks, Spring 2012
    • CMPS20 – Game Engines, Winter 2010, Winter 2012
    • CMPS 200 – Graduate Teaching and Research, Fall 2009, Fall 2010
    • CMPS148/248 – Interactive Storytelling, Winter 2009
    • CMPS000 – Topics in Expressive Intelligence
    • CMPS80B – Systems and Simulations, Fall 2007
  • University of Delaware, Department of Computer Science
    • CISC280 – Programming Development Techniques, Spring 2006
    • CISC101 – Computers and Information Systems, Winter 2006
    • CISC181 – Introduction to Computer Science, Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006

Training Session Speaker

  • University of California Santa Cruz: Residential Life
    • Session Speaker – Time Management, UCSC RA Training, Summer 2008
  • University of Delaware: McNair Scholars Program
    • Math GRE Tutor – Summer 2006, Fall 2006
    • Workshop Leader – Creating a Personal Website for Graduate Studies, Summer 2006
  • University of Delaware: Department of Anthropology
    • Power Point Design Consultant – “Food & Body Image: Conflict for Latinas?” Summer 2006
  • University of Delaware: Residential Life 
    • Session Speaker – Diversity Training, UDel ResLife Training, Summer 2004
  • Tutoring
    • Tutor for CISC280 – Program Development Techniques, Spring 2005
    • Tutor for 3rd Grade Arithmetic, Spring 2004
    • Tutor for 4th Grade Arithmetic, Spring 2001

Industry Experience

Independent Web and Social Media Consultant, 2010-Present

Band Leader, Terminal Degree Jazz Band, 2009-Present

Game Designer, Associate Producer, Lab Bunnies, Skejo Studios – Fall 2012

Producer, Reporter, Video Editor, “Video Games, the People Behind the Products,” 2009

Administrative Experience

Residential Life

  • Graduate Assistant, UCSC Graduate Student Housing, 2008-2009
  • Resident Assistant, UDel Residence Life, “Diversity JAM Fest 2004 – Jazz Appreciation Month.” Fall 2003 – Spring 2004, Spring 2005
  • Member, UDel, Drug & Alcohol Committee, “I Have Better Things to Do – Advocacy for Individuality.” Spring 2004
  • Russell Fellow, UD Honors Program, “Where’d the Start Menu Go? UNIX help session for new students.” Fall 2002 – Spring 2003

Conference Organization

  • Paper Reviewer, AAAI Intelligent Narratives II Symposium, 2009
  • Intern, Eastern Communication Association, “2005 ECA Convention, Pittsburgh, PA,” Winter 2005
  • Assistant Coordinator, Narrative Intelligence: AI Approaches for Games and Fiction, 2011
  • Volunteer Coordinator, CGDC, 2010, 2009

Program Coordination

  • Graduate Assistant, New Orleans Service Learning, Winter 2007
  • Program Co-Coordinator, McNair Scholars Summer Research Program, Summer 2006

Volunteer

  • Conference Associate, Game Developers Conference, Spring 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • IGDA Google Event, Registration, 2011
  • Registration, Digital Art and Culture, 2009
  • Media Escort, Monterey Jazz Fest, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Conference Volunteer, Assoc for the Advancement of AI, Summer 2010
  • Judge, Girls in Games, 2009
  • Registration, Serious Games Summit, 2007
  • Volunteer, Women in Gaming Conference, 2004

Invited Talks and Panels

  • Invited Talk, McNair Legends 2009
  • Panel Participant, Being a Teaching Assistant, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
  • Panel Participant, UCSC Open House: “Graduate Experience Q&A”, Spring 2008
  • Panel Participant, “GHC 2006: A Conference in Review,” Fall 2006

Research Publications

Chen, S., A. Duensing, P. Kong, A. Jhala, N. Wardrip-Fruin, and M. Mateas, “RoleModelVis: A Visualization for Logical Story Models”, AIIDE ’12: AAAI, Artificial Intelligence in Digital Entertainment, 2012.

Chen, S., A. M. Smith, A. Jhala, N. Wardrip-Fruin, and M. Mateas, “RoleModel: towards a formal model of dramatic roles for story generation”, INT3 ’10: Proceedings of the Intelligent Narrative Technologies III Workshop, New York, NY, USA, ACM, pp. 1–8, 2010.

Sullivan, A., S. Chen, and M. Mateas, “From Abstraction to Reality: Integrating Drama Management into a Playable Game Experience”, Proceeding of the AAAI 2009 Spring Symposium on Interactive Narrative Technologies II: AAAI Press, 2009.

Chen, S., M. Nelson, A. Sullivan, and M. Mateas, “Evaluating the Authorial Leverage of Drama Management”, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, Spring Symposium, 2009.

Chen, S., N. Wardrip-Fruin, and M. Mateas, “Inventing the Future of Story AI for Games”, Digital Humanities Conference, 2009.

Sullivan, A., S. Chen, and M. Mateas, “Integrating Drama Management into an Adventure Game”, Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment: AAAI Press, 2008.

Research Projects

RoleModel – Story generator, written in a declarative rule-based programming language

Authorial Leverage – Evaluation measure for authoring content for AI systems

EMPath – Interactive story and dungeon game that uses Declarative Optimization-Based Drama Management

Professional Societies

  • International Game Developers Association, 2007-2008
  • American Association for Artificial Intelligence, 2005-2006, 2008-2009, 2009-2010
  • Association for Computing Machinery, 2003, 2009
  • International Association for Jazz Educators, 2003-2004

Awards and Grants

  • NSF GAANN Fellow, 2007-2011
  • University Graduate Scholar, 2006-2007
  • Senior Thesis Degree, 2004-2005
  • NSF Computer Science Math Engineering Sciences Scholarship, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Alumni Enrichment Travel Scholarship 2005
  • University of Delaware Spirit Ambassador, 2004, 2005
  • Ronald McNair Scholar, 2004, 2005
  • Nields Spirit Scholarship, 2001, 2004
  • Commission on the Status of Women Student Travel Award 2004
  • Science and Engineering Scholar, 2003
  • Resident Assistant Spirit Award, 2003
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