I am a Research Scientist at Disney Research, where I lead the Narrative Intelligence Group. Previously, I worked as a postdoc with Leon Sigal and Jill Lehman. In 2014, I obtained my Ph.D. degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, working with Mark Riedl. My office is located at the Collaborative Innovation Center on the Carnegie Mellon University campus [MAP]. [My Google Scholar Page].

Disney Research is shaping the future of interactive entertainment. My personal research interest lies in Computational Narrative Intelligence, which aims to create intelligent machines that can understand and create stories, manage interactive narratives, and respond appropriately to stories told to them. More specifically, my current research directions include

  1. Story understanding, which ranges from the micro-analysis of events and characters to the macro-analysis of story structure and quality.
  2. Conversational characters, especially those that interact with young audience, that exhibit unique personalities and backgrounds.
  3. Knowledge extraction from story text.
  4. Intelligent tools that assist human story writers and experience designers.

[Open Positions] I am hiring for a full-time researcher/engineer position. The job mainly involves processing movie scripts. The candidate should have a master's degree in computer science or enrolled in a PhD program. Please send me your CV.

[What's New] One paper accepted at IVA 2017.

moc.hcraeseryensid@il.trebla :liamE

Research Areas

Story Understanding

Acquiring Narrative Intelligence

Story Generation

Narrative and Cognition