Marian is Head of Interactive Media in the Department of Theatre, Film, TV and Interactive Media and Director of Digital Creativity Labs at the University of York.
Marian has a background in Computer Science (MEng, University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania) and Artificial Intelligence (PhD, Brunel University, UK), but for most of his academic career he has been involved in interdisciplinary research and teaching in areas that lie at the intersection of Computer Sciences, Media, Communications, Art, Design and Psychology.
Marian had led research on creation of new forms of mediated storytelling in various collaborative research projects totalling over £30m, including interactive storytelling in film and TV (drama, documentaries, news), automatic stories compiled from user generated content, video-mediated distributed theatre and remote audiences, intelligent video-centric tools for performance tuition, and intelligent video-conferencing/telepresence communication inspired by TV.
Marian joined the University of York in September 2013 as Chair in Interactive Media in the Department of Theatre Film and Television. Prior to this, he worked in the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London, as Lecturer (1998), Reader in Computing (2008) and then Research Professor of Intelligent Media (2013), position which he jointly held with the Chair at York until the end of 2014.
AI, Engagement, Storytelling, Interactive media