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Michael Treanor Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science

Contact
Send email to Michael Treanor
(202) 885-2749
CAS - Computer Science
Don Myers Building - 108C
Tues/Thurs 10-11am
Degrees
PhD Computer Science (University of California at Santa Cruz)

MFA Digital Arts and New Media (University of California at Santa Cruz)

Bio
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 a MFA in Digital Art and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California at Santa Cruz. See http://www.mtreanor.com for more information.
See Also
Personal Website
AU Game Lab
For the Media
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

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

Finalist in the 2012 Indiecade Festival: Prom Week

AU Experts

Area of Expertise

Game design, game industry, Artificial Intelligence, simulation, digital arts

Additional Information

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. 

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To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

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