Georgios Yannakakis is a Professor and Director of the Institute of Digital Games, University of Malta (UM) and the co-founder of modl.ai. Georgios was formerly an Associate Professor at the Center for Computer Games Research at the IT University of Copenhagen.
Georgios has published over 230 journal and conference papers in his field and his research has appeared in Science Magazine and New Scientist among other publications. He is the co-author of the Artificial Intelligence and Games textbook and the co-organiser of the Artificial Intelligence and Games summer school series. Georgios is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Games and was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing. He has also been the General Chair of key conferences in the area of game artificial intelligence and games research.
AI, Affective computing, Machine learning, User modelling, Procedural content generation, Computational creativity, Preference learning, Player experience modelling, Evolutionary computation, Neural network, Human-computer interaction, Entertainment, Education, Training, Health, Personalized interactive systems