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Richard Evans Talk at UCSC

Richard Evans

Richard Evans

Richard Evans, Electronic Arts

Date: Friday, December 4th
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Engineering 2 – 180 (Simularium)
Hosted By: Professor Marilyn Walker, Dept. of Computer Science

“People Simulations”

Richard Evans is the Senior AI Engineer for The Sims 3 at EA/Maxis, and has previously won awards for his role in developing the AI for Black & White.

In this talk, he will demo three examples of people simulations: Sims 3, Sim Philosophers (a simulation of philosophical debate), and Sim Diary (a model of text generation based on personality traits). He will focus on what these simulations have in common: a model of social understanding combined with a model of individual personality.

This lecture is free and open to the public, but visitors should purchase a parking pass from the visitor kiosk at the main entrance. They will also provide a map showing the best parking for Engineering 2.

About the author:  Gillian Smith is a 5th year PhD student researching computer supported level design and procedural content generation. Her other interests include women in games and games in education. Read more from this author

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  1. Posted December 3, 2009 at 9:09 PM | Permalink

    Can anybody get me the notes to this thing? I’m on the wrong continent.


  2. Posted December 3, 2009 at 10:03 PM | Permalink

    Gillian, do you know if Mr. Evans will have his notes or talk in electronic form afterward? I would love to have them; it sounds like a fascinating talk.