Research Projects



General Information

Research Interests:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Expressive Intelligence
  • Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mind
  • Interactive Storytelling, Game Studies

Research Adviser: Michael Mateas

Research Committee: Michael Mateas, Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Arnav Jhala, Warren Sack

Research Topic: Rhetorically Meaningful Variations through Formalized Dramatic Roles

Story Generation through Formal Models of Dramatic Roles

Research Center: Games and Playable Media

Research Group: Expressive Intelligence Studio


Google Scholar:

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.