Gillian Smith

Associate Professor
PhD Computer Science University of California at Santa Cruz 2012
MS Computer Science University of California at Santa Cruz 2009
BS Computer Science University of Virginia 2006
Expert Bio

Professor Smith is an award-winning game designer. Her interdisciplinary work merges technical research in AI and HCI with creative practice in textiles and games, with a view towards addressing social issues and broadening participation and perspectives on computing.

Retro video games are making a comeback in Massachusetts

WCVB-TV 5's "Chronicle" program featured an exhibit from Archives & Special Collections titled "Video Game Console Wars 1976-2001 featuring WPI’s Interactive Media Archive & Interactive Media & Game Development Department.” The show about all things 'fun and games' showcased the exhibit's collection of retro video game consoles, the history of console development, and how Interactive Media & Game Development students are learning to push the industry forward with understanding of the field's foundation.

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