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I am an Associate Professor at NYU-Poly, and also maintain an affiliation at the ITU Copenhagen Center for Computer Games Research.

I have written two books: Better Game Characters by Design: A Psychological Approach, and Game Usability: Advice from the Experts for Advancing the Player Experience. Better Game Characters was nominated for a Game Developer Magazine Frontline Award in 2006.

My current research interests include emotion and gesture in games, supple interactions, design of game characters, and game usability. I present and publish my work in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Game Studies venues. I've received funding from both governmental and private sources, including the U.S. National Science Foundation and companies such as Electronic Arts. I serve on the advisory board of the International Game Developers Association Games Education Special Interest Group, and I am on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Human Computer Studies. In 1999 I was selected as one of MIT Technology Review's TR100 Young Innovators most likey to shape the future of technology.