Back to top

Photograph of Krzysztof Pietroszek

Krzysztof Pietroszek Assistant Professor School of Communication

Contact
Send email to Krzysztof Pietroszek
SOC - School of Communication
Monday and Tuesday, 2:30-3:30, DMTI 115B (IDEAS Lab inside Game Lab)
Additional Positions at AU
Founding Director, Immersive Designs, Experiences, Applications and Stories Lab (IDEAS Lab)
Associate Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking
Degrees
Ph.D. in Virtual Reality (Computer Science), 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
Media Production Center and the AU Game Lab
Book Currently Reading
The Gateway series by Frederik Pohl and The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker.
Bio
Dr. Pietroszek is an tenure-track professor in Film and Media Arts division of the School of Communication. He is the Founding Director of Immersive Designs, Experiences, Applications and Stories Lab (IDEAS Lab), an Associate Director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking, and is also affiliated with the Game Lab, and the Department of Computer Science. Krzysztof teaches immersive filmmaking courses in the undergraduate and graduate film programs and game development courses. His research interests include application of machine learning to media, designing volumetric cameras and telemedicine equipment, and developing technologies related to creating films and interacting in virtual and augmented reality.

Dr. Pietroszek is also a filmmaker, who produced an award-winning feature film ("Waiting for Summer"), wrote and directed six short fiction and documentary films ("Private Apocalypse of Tim", "Agape", "Daniel", "Eve", "Greenscreen", and "Vera"), and created a transmedia mixed-reality experience ("Vera").

Krzysztof also developed several VR video games ("Cube VR", "Chessnaught VR") and published over 40 peer-reviewed research papers. Dr. Pietroszek's research is supported by National Science Foundation, Canada Media Fund, private industry partners, and other federal funding agencies.To date, Krzysztof raised nearly 3,000,000 USD in various funding.

A true explorer, Krzysztof hitch-hiked 30,000 miles, climbed Kilimanjaro, Mt Blanc, almost died at Matterhorn, and backpacked in over 60 countries.

Teaching

Spring 2020

  • COMM-420 Topics in Mass Media: Immersive Filmmaking

  • GAME-615 Game Development I

Fall 2020

  • GAME-625 Game Development II