Georgios N. Yannakakis, PhD

University of Malta, Professor at the Institute of Digital Games
modl.ai (Malta), Co-founder and Research Director

Video Games: The Ultimate Launchpad for Automation and Control

Abstract

To be announced.

Biography of the speaker

Georgios N. Yannakakis is a Professor at the Institute of Digital Games, University of Malta (UM), and a co-founder and research director of modl.ai (Malta). He is a leading expert of the game artificial intelligence research field with core contributions in machine learning, evolutionary computation, affective computing and player modelling, computational creativity and procedural content generation. He has published over 350 journal and conference papers in the aforementioned fields and his work has received several awards from top-tier academic conferences and journals. His research has been supported by numerous European grants and has appeared in Science Magazine and the New Scientist among other venues. Georgios has been involved in a number of journal editorial boards and he is currently the Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Games and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation. He is the co-author of the Artificial Intelligence and Games textbook and the co-organiser of the Artificial Intelligence and Games summer school series. Georgios is an IEEE Fellow.