Michael Young is the Director of the Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program and also a Professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT, where he directs the Liquid Narrative research group. His research works to develop computational models of interactive narrative with applications to computer games, educational and training systems and virtual environments.
- Interactive Narrative
- Intelligent Automated Cinematography
- Artificial Intelligence
- Cognitive Models
- Ph.D., 1998, University of Pittsburgh, Intelligent Systems
- MS, 1989, Stanford University, Computer Science
- BS, 1984, California State University, Sacramento, Computer Science
- AA, 1980, Hartnell College
- Best Paper Nomination, International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, December, 2018.
- Higher Education Video Game Alliance Inaugural Fellow, 2017
- Outstanding Faculty Research Award, NC State Alumni Association, North Carolina State University, 2015
- University Faculty Scholar, NC State University
- Student Best Paper Award (with Stephen Ware), Tenth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment, 2014.
- NC State University Libraries Faculty Award, 2012.
- Student Best Paper Award (with Stephen Ware and Rogelio Cardona-Rivera), Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative, 2012.
- GlaxoSmithKline Fellow in Public Policy and Public Engagement, 2010
- Outstanding Faculty Extension Award, NC State Alumni Association, North Carolina State University, 2009.
- Best Paper Award, International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, 2008.
- IBM Faculty Award, 2007.
- Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, NC State Alumni Association, North Carolina State University, 2006.
- National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2001