Jeff Rickel


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  • SIGGRAPH 2000

    Jeff Rickel is a Project Leader at the Information Sciences Institute and a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Southern California. He has been active in artificial intelligence research since 1985, when he joined Texas Instruments (TI) to study the use of artificial intelligence in industrial automation. During his years at TI, he published on topics ranging from knowledge-based planning and simulation to automated product scheduling and intelligent tutoring. Dr. Rickel received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas in 1995 for his work on automated modeling of physical systems. Since then, his research has focused on animated, intelligent agents for training in virtual reality. This work has resulted in STEVE, a virtual human that has been featured in academic publications as well as on CNN, the Discovery Channel, BBC, and magazines and newspapers around the world.

    SIGGRAPH 1999

    Jeff Rickel is a Research Computer Scientist at the Information Sciences Institute and a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Southern California. He has been active in artificial intelligence research since 1985, when he joined Texas Instruments to study the use of artificial intelligence in industrial automation. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas in 1995 for his work on automated modeling of physical systems. Since then, Dr. Rickel’s research has focused on animated, intelligent agents for training in virtual reality.  

     


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