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Simon Ellis

Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Simon Ellis received his PhD in 2016 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, specialising in the application of cognitive computing to artificially intelligent agents for complex board, card and role-playing games. This remains the primary focus of his research, although he is also interested in “non-educational” computer games which permit learning as a ‘side-effect’ of playing the game: in particular, using such a game to help high school students to learn and understand basic computer science concepts without actively learning them. Some of his other interests include programming languages, software development, philosophy, and design, of A.I., and just about anything to do with games.