Dr. David Thue

Assistant Professor

Dr. David Thue

Assistant Professor

David Thue is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Technology at Carleton University. He leads the RISE research group (Reasoning for Interactive Systems and Experiences), which develops, applies, and studies Artificial Intelligence techniques toward improving user experiences. His work has applications in health, games, creative writing, and citizen science. He serves on the board of directors of the Association for Research in Interactive Digital Narratives (ARDIN) as well as the steering committee of the International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS). He has organized numerous events related to AI and narrative technologies, including AIIDE 2020 (Program Chair), ICIDS 2014 (Program Co-Chair), ICIDS 2011 (General Co-Chair), and several related workshops. From 2013 to 2019, he was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and the Industry Chair of Game Design at Reykjavik University, Iceland, where he led their Emphasis Line in Computer Game Design and Development. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Alberta in 2015, with a focus on AI systems that can manage interactive experiences.


Research Areas



  • Design, Adaptation, and Reasoning for Interactive Systems
  • Automated Reasoning for Interactive Experiences
  • Assisted Creativity for Generative Interactive Systems
  • Authorable Generation for Interactive Stories
  • Level-of-Detail Simulation for Interactive Worlds

Research Topics

  • Digital Media
  • Data Science
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Game Design, Development, & Interactions
  • Animation, Virtual Environments, and Simulation
  • Interactive Storytelling
  • Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

Activities


  • Board Member, Association for Research in Digital Interactive Narratives (ARDIN), since 2018
  • Steering Committee Member, The International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS), since 2015
  • Steering Committee Member, Intelligent Narrative Technologies (INT), since 2014

Chairs & Technical Program Committees (Selected)

  • Program Chair. The Sixteenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE). 2020
  • Associate Program Chair, Technology Track. The Eleventh International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS). 2018
  • Program Co-Chair. The Seventh International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS). 2014
  • General Co-Chair. The Fourth International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS). 2011
  • Chair. The AAMAS’10 Workshop on Collaborative Human/AI Control for Interactive Experiences (CHACIE). 2010
  • Co-organizer. The AAAI Symposium on Intelligent Narrative Technologies II (INT). 2009
  • Co-chair. The INTETAIN'08 Workshop on Integrating Technologies for Interactive Stories (ITIS). 2008
  • Reviewer. Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games (T-CIAIG) / Transactions on Games (ToG). 2013-Present
  • Reviewer. Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE). 2010-2012. 2017-Present
  • Reviewer. CHI PLAY. 2018
  • Reviewer. International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS). 2010, 2016-2017