- PhD, Computer Science (Georgia Institute of Technology)
BSc, Computer Science (Harvey Mudd College)
- Languages Spoken
- English, Greek, a little Spanish
Prof. Mark J. Nelson is a computer scientist with a research focus on artificial intelligence. His research spans a range of topics mainly related to AI & games, including technical research on automated gameplay and analysis, design-support work using AI to empower both professional and novice designers, and conceptual work on formal models of games' mechanical and meaning-making elements. Side interests include computer music, domain-specific programming languages, and the history of computing.
Before coming to American University, he was a faculty member, researcher, and student at various places around the world: Falmouth University (UK), the IT University of Copenhagen (Denmark), the University of California Santa Cruz (USA), the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), and Harvey Mudd College (USA).