- Additional Positions at AU
- Founding Director, Immersive Designs, Experiences, Applications and Stories Lab (IDEAS Lab)
- Ph.D. in Computer Science (Human-Computer Interaction), University of Waterloo, Canada M.F.A. in Film, York University, Canada M.A. in Communication Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada B.Sc./M.Sc. in Computer Science with courses in Archeology
- Favorite Spot on Campus
- MPC studio
- Book Currently Reading
- Quantum Space: Loop Quantum Gravity and the Search for the Structure of Space, Time, and the Universe by Jim Baggott
Dr. Pietroszek is an Assistant Professor in the Film and Media Arts Division of the School of Communication at American University in Washington, DC. He is also the Founding Director of Immersive Designs, Experiences, Applications and Stories Lab (IDEAS Lab). His research interests include application of machine learning to media, designing and studying immersive narratives, games for change, and understanding montage techniques in virtual, mixed and augmented reality. He is also interested in using XR to transform film and theatre into a new, hybrid, participatory art form.
To date, Dr. Pietroszek shot five short films ("Agape","Daniel","Eve","Greenscreen", "Vera"), produced an award-winning feature film ("Waiting for Summer"), created a transmedia experience ("Vera"), developed several video games (the first one as a 12 year old), published over 40 peer-reviewed papers, hitch-hiked 30,000 miles, and backpacked in over 60 countries.