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Michael Treanor

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science

  • Assistant Professor Mike Treanor is a game developer and theorist whose research is aimed at finding new approaches for interpretation and expression of meaning within videogames and computational media. Recently, Treanor was a design and technical lead on Game-O-Matic, an expressive videogame generator, and Prom Week, a social simulation game that was a finalist in both The Independent Game Festival and Indiecade. He has been an active participant in the field of Game Studies and has published on the subjects of videogame interpretation, tools for game creation, social simulation and procedural content generation. Treanor holds an MFA in Digital Art and a PhD in Computer Science the University of California at Santa Cruz.
  • Degrees

    PhD Computer Science (University of California at Santa Cruz)
    MFA Digital Arts and New Media (University of California at Santa Cruz)
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Teaching

  • Fall 2014

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

Finalist for Technical Excellence in the 2012 Independent Games Festival: Prom Week

Finalist in the 2012 Indiecade Festival: Prom Week

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