Nicolas Szilas

After completing of his Ph.D in Cognitive Science in 1995, and two postdoctoral positions in Montreal, Nicolas Szilas joined a video game studio in 1997, in order to manage the newly created R&D program on AI for video games. From 1999, he conducted his own research program on Interactive Drama. Since 2003, he has been working on his project in French, Australian and Swiss Universities. He is now Maître d’Enseignement et de Recherche at TECFA, University of Geneva, in the fields of games, narrative, learning and technology. He has been involved in several Swiss and European projects related to Interactive Narrative. In 2015, his team released Nothing For Dinner,  an interactive drama and educational game that is the outcome of interdisciplinary research at the crossword of narrative theories and computing.