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  • Year 1 iGGi PGRs

    iGGi PG Researchers - 2023 start Here is the listing of iGGi PhD Researchers who started in September 2023. This is iGGi's last ever cohort. Filter by iGGi Theme Accessibility Applied Games Creative Computing Design & Development Game AI Game Data Immersive Technology Player Research Filter by Location Doruk Balcı iGGi PG Researcher ​ Design & Development, Player Research Read More Ross Fifield iGGi PG Researcher ​ Player Research Read More Cameron Johnston iGGi PG Researcher ​ Design & Development, Creative Computing Read More Océane Lissillour iGGi PG Researcher ​ Design & Development, Player Research Read More Philip Smith iGGi PG Researcher ​ Applied Games, Design & Development Read More Ruizhe Yu Xia iGGi PG Researcher ​ Game AI, Game Data Read More Karl Clarke iGGi PG Researcher ​ Design & Development, Immersive Technology, Player Research Read More Alex Flint iGGi PG Researcher ​ Design & Development, Player Research Read More Joshua Kritz iGGi PG Researcher ​ Game AI, Applied Games, Design & Development Read More Prakriti Nayak iGGi PG Researcher ​ Applied Games, Accessibility, Player Research Read More Filip Sroka iGGi PG Researcher ​ Game AI, Applied Games, Immersive Technology Read More Tania Dales iGGi PG Researcher ​ Game AI, Design & Development, Immersive Technology, Player Research Read More Tamsin Isaac iGGi PG Researcher ​ Applied Games, Design & Development, Player Research Read More Nicole Levermore iGGi PG Researcher ​ Design & Development, Immersive Technology, Accessibility, Player Research Read More Dien Nguyen iGGi PG Researcher ​ Game AI, Applied Games, Design & Development, Creative Computing Read More Connor Watts iGGi PG Researcher ​ Game AI Read More

  • Team

    iGGi PG Researchers iGGi is a community formed of PG Researchers (PGRs), Supervisors, affiliated Partners from industry and academia, and supporting Administrators. The most essential part of this community is of course the group of currently over 70 active iGGi PGRs who, through their research in games and related fields, work on creating positive impact on and through games. Their research topics spread over a wide spectrum of areas, and while you can filter subjects of interest by theme, please see the individual profiles for more detailed information. Filter by iGGi Theme Accessibility Applied Games Creative Computing Design & Development Esports Game AI Game Audio Game Data Immersive Technology Player Research Filter by Location Filter by Start Year Filter by placement/work status Doruk Balcı iGGi PG Researcher ​ Design & Development, Player Research Read More Nirit Binyamini Ben Meir iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Applied Games, Design & Development, Creative Computing Read More Terence Broad iGGi PG Researcher Available for post-PhD position Creative Computing, Design & Development Read More Tara Collingwoode-Williams iGGi PG Researcher ​ Player Research, Applied Games Read More Maximilian Croissant iGGi PG Researcher Available for post-PhD position Player Research, Design & Development Read More Callum Deery iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Design & Development, Player Research, Accessibility Read More Ross Fifield iGGi PG Researcher ​ Player Research Read More Francesca Foffano iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Player Research Read More Janet Gibbs iGGi PG Researcher ​ ​ Read More Yu-Jhen Hsu iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Game AI, Game Data Read More Yizhao Jin iGGi PG Researcher ​ Game AI Read More Evgenii Kashin iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Creative Computing Read More Joshua Kritz iGGi PG Researcher ​ Game AI, Applied Games, Design & Development Read More Laura Helsby iGGi PG Researcher Available for post-PhD position Player Research, Applied Games Read More George Long iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Game AI, Design & Development, Game Data Read More Sahar Mirhadi iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Player Research Read More Dien Nguyen iGGi PG Researcher ​ Game AI, Applied Games, Design & Development, Creative Computing Read More Younès Rabii iGGi PG Researcher Available for post-PhD position Game AI, Creative Computing, Design & Development Read More Prasad Sandbhor iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Applied Games, Design & Development Read More Philip Smith iGGi PG Researcher ​ Applied Games, Design & Development Read More Luiza Stepanyan iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Applied Games, Design & Development Read More Connor Watts iGGi PG Researcher ​ Game AI Read More Oliver Withington iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Game AI, Creative Computing, Design & Development Read More Martin Balla iGGi PG Researcher Available for post-PhD position Game AI Read More Sebastian Berns iGGi PG Researcher ​ Creative Computing Read More Steph Carter iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Applied Games, Design & Development, Player Research, Accessibility, Game Data Read More Michelangelo Conserva iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Game AI Read More Tania Dales iGGi PG Researcher ​ Game AI, Design & Development, Immersive Technology, Player Research Read More Kevin Denamganaï iGGi PG Researcher Available for post-PhD position Game AI Read More Alex Flint iGGi PG Researcher ​ Design & Development, Player Research Read More Madeleine Frister iGGi PG Researcher ​ Design & Development, Player Research Read More James Goodman iGGi PG Researcher ​ Game AI, Design & Development Read More Tamsin Isaac iGGi PG Researcher ​ Applied Games, Design & Development, Player Research Read More Nathan John iGGi PG Researcher ​ Game AI, Design & Development Read More Adam Katona iGGi PG Researcher ​ Game AI Read More Jozef Kulik iGGi PG Researcher ​ Accessibility, Player Research Read More Nicole Levermore iGGi PG Researcher ​ Design & Development, Immersive Technology, Accessibility, Player Research Read More Sarah Masters iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Applied Games, Design & Development, Player Research Read More Sokol Murturi iGGi PG Researcher ​ Game AI Read More Zoë O’Shea iGGi PG Researcher ​ Design & Development, Immersive Technology, Player Research Read More Erin Robinson iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Design & Development, Immersive Technology Read More Remo Sasso iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Game AI Read More Florence Smith Nicholls iGGi PG Researcher ​ Game AI, Creative Computing, Design & Development, Game Data Read More Sunny Thaicharoen iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Player Research, Game Data, Esports Read More Tom Wells iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement ​ Read More Kyle Worrall iGGi PG Researcher Available for post-PhD position Game Audio, Creative Computing Read More Adrián Barahona-Ríos iGGi PG Researcher ​ Creative Computing, Game Audio Read More Toby Best iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Game AI, Design & Development, Player Research Read More Karl Clarke iGGi PG Researcher ​ Design & Development, Immersive Technology, Player Research Read More Dan Cooke iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Esports, Game Data, Player Research Read More Rory Davidson iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Player Research, Applied Games, Design & Development Read More Luke Farrar iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Immersive Technology Read More Charline Foch iGGi PG Researcher Available for post-PhD position Player Research, Design & Development Read More James Gardner iGGi PG Researcher ​ Game AI Read More Peyman Hosseini iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Player Research, Game AI Read More Dominik Jeurissen iGGi PG Researcher ​ Game AI, Design & Development, Game Data Read More Cameron Johnston iGGi PG Researcher ​ Design & Development, Creative Computing Read More Bobby Khaleque iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Creative Computing, Game AI Read More Gorm Lai iGGi PG Researcher ​ Creative Computing, Game AI, Design & Development Read More Océane Lissillour iGGi PG Researcher ​ Design & Development, Player Research Read More Dimitris Menexopoulos iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Game Audio, Creative Computing Read More Prakriti Nayak iGGi PG Researcher ​ Applied Games, Accessibility, Player Research Read More Alan Pedrassoli Chitayat iGGi PG Researcher ​ Design & Development, Game Data, Esports Read More Michael John Saiger iGGi PG Researcher Available for post-PhD position Applied Games, Design & Development, Player Research Read More Amy Smith iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Creative Computing, Player Research Read More Filip Sroka iGGi PG Researcher ​ Game AI, Applied Games, Immersive Technology Read More Marko Tot iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Game AI Read More Lauren Winter iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Design & Development, Player Research Read More Ruizhe Yu Xia iGGi PG Researcher ​ Game AI, Game Data Read More

  • Themes (All) | iGGi PhD

    iGGi Themes Game AI How might we use novel AI techniques including machine learning and decision search to create more effective and engaging game agents and understand human behaviour in games? Design & Development How might we advance game-making with new design and development insights, methods, tools, and techniques? Immersive Technology How might we advance the use and understanding of VR, XR, AR, and other immersive technologies in games? Game Audio How might we combine data, AI, and music psychology to create engaging adaptive music and sound experiences for games? Esports How might we use esports data to create immersive audience experiences, help players and teams improve, and understand human performance? Applied Games How might we design and use games to support health, learning, work, and conduct scientific research? Creative Computing How can AI tools enhance the creative process of (human) game creatives? Player Research How might we use and combine diverse methods to understand how people experience games, interact with and through them, and are affected by them? Accessibility How might we design and make games playable and inclusive to as wide a range of people as possible, regardless of background or ability? Game Data How might we analyse the big data exhausts of games to support game developers and understand people inside and outside of games?

  • iGGi Alumni

    iGGi Alumni Our growing community of iGGi Alumni are out there in the games industry, or in research (or, often, both), making the world a better place. We are proud to have as Alumni: Filter by iGGi Theme Accessibility Applied Games Creative Computing Design & Development Esports Game AI Game Audio Game Data Immersive Technology Player Research Filter by former Location Filter by Start Year Michael Aichmüller iGGi Alum ​ Game AI, Applied Games Read More Dr Nick Ballou iGGi Alum ​ Player Research, Game Data Read More Dr Daniel Berio iGGi Alum ​ Game AI Read More Dr Tom Cole iGGi Alum + Supervisor ​ Game AI Read More Dr Cristina Dobre iGGi Alum ​ Game AI, Immersive Technology Read More Dr Raluca Gaina iGGi Alum + Supervisor ​ Game AI Read More Dr Christian Guckelsberger iGGi Alum + Supervisor ​ Game AI Read More Dr Thryn Henderson iGGi Alum ​ Design & Development Read More Rob Homewood iGGi Alum ​ Player Research Read More Andrei Iacob iGGi Alum ​ Player Research Read More Dr Chris Madge iGGi Alum ​ Player Research Read More Guilherme Matos de Faria iGGi Alum ​ Game AI Read More Dr Elena Gordon-Petrovskaya iGGi Alum ​ Player Research Read More Dr Charles Ringer iGGi Alum ​ Game AI, Game Data, Esports Read More Dr Henrik Siljebråt iGGi Alum ​ ​ Read More Dr Evelyn Tan iGGi Alum ​ Player Research, Esports Read More Rokas Volkovas iGGi Alum ​ Game AI Read More Dr Piers Williams iGGi Alum ​ Game AI Read More Dr Memo Akten iGGi Alum ​ Game AI Read More Matt Bedder iGGi Alum ​ Game AI Read More Dr Valerio Bonometti iGGi Alum ​ Player Research Read More Dr Joe Cutting iGGi Alum + Supervisor ​ Player Research, Applied Games, Design & Development Read More Dr Timea Farkas iGGi Alum ​ Player Research, Creative Computing, Immersive Technology Read More Dr Daniel Gomme iGGi Alum ​ Game AI, Player Research, Design & Development Read More Dr Cristina Guerrero-Romero iGGi Alum ​ Design & Development, Game AI Read More Dr Daniel Hernandez iGGi Alum ​ Game AI, Player Research Read More Sam Hughes iGGi Alum ​ Player Research Read More Dr Athanasios Vasileios Kokkinakis iGGi Alum ​ Game AI, Player Research, Esports Read More Emily Marriott iGGi Alum ​ Player Research Read More Dr Mihail Morosan iGGi Alum ​ Game AI, Design & Development, Player Research Read More Dr Nuria Peña Pérez iGGi Alum ​ Applied Games Read More Dr Oliver Scholten iGGi Alum ​ Game Data Read More Dr Ryan Spick iGGi Alum ​ Game AI Read More Dr Ozan Vardal iGGi Alum ​ Design & Development, Game Data, Esports Read More Dr Joseph Walton-Rivers iGGi Alum ​ Player Research Read More Peter York iGGi Alum ​ Game AI, Esports Read More Dr Myat Aung iGGi Alum ​ Game AI Read More Dr Jen Beeston iGGi Alum + Supervisor ​ Accessibility Read More Dr Ivan Bravi iGGi Alum ​ Game AI, Player Research Read More Igor Dall'Avanzi iGGi Alum ​ Player Research, Game Audio Read More Alex Fletcher iGGi Alum ​ Player Research, Applied Games, Game Audio Read More Dr Carlos Gonzalez Diaz iGGi Alum ​ Immersive Technology, Game AI, Design & Development, Creative Computing Read More Dr David Gundry iGGi Alum ​ Applied Games Read More Dr Phoebe Hesketh iGGi Alum ​ Player Research, Esports Read More Dr Nathan Hughes iGGi Alum ​ Player Research Read More Dr Shringi Kumari iGGi Alum ​ Player Research Read More Andrew Martin iGGi Alum ​ Game AI Read More Dr Cristiana Pacheco iGGi Alum ​ Creative Computing Read More Dr Dino Ratcliffe iGGi Alum ​ Game AI Read More Lisa Sha Li iGGi Alum ​ Player Research Read More Stefan Stoican iGGi Alum ​ Game AI Read More Lizzie Vialls iGGi Alum ​ Game AI Read More Dr Matthew Whitby iGGi Alum ​ Player Research, Design & Development Read More Pilar Zhang Qiu iGGi Alum ​ Applied Games Read More

  • iGGi Team

    The iGGi Team (Management Team) Meet the iGGi Team! The iGGi Team consists of the Management Team (managers/administrators and co-investigators) as well as independent assessors who are external to the current iGGi universities (QMUL/York). It also includes representatives of university partners of the first iGGi funding round (2014-2018) during which Goldsmiths and the University of Essex recruited 5 cohorts of PGRs - some of these PGRs are still active. The iGGi Team is ensuring the deliverance and smooth running of the iGGi Programme in the way it was envisaged in the iGGi (grant) bid. The Team's daily tasks center around supporting the iGGi PGRs on their journey to completing their PhD, and on building and fostering the iGGi Community. Filter by Location iGGi Staff / Externals Filter by Role Title - All Staff - Prof. Paul Cairns iGGi Chair University of York Chair of iGGi and iGGi lead at UoY; iGGi management + leadership; iGGi finances + decision making; focus on iGGi-internal matters; management of local staff + administration Read More Susanne Binder iGGi Manager Queen Mary University of London Manager of iGGi at QMUL; local iGGi PGR admin; Industry liaison; PGR Pastoral care; iGGi-local finances; PR and website/social media, events & training; Supervisor community Read More Dr Raluca Gaina iGGi Outreach Coordinator Queen Mary University of London Outreach; ensures that iGGi papers + other publications reach the widest audience possible; events organisation Read More Dr Laurissa Tokarchuk iGGi Research Collaboration Coordinator Queen Mary University of London Research Collaboration for iGGi at QMUL; PGR + supervisor collaborations/KE; general chair for QMUL iGGi conferences; iGGi-internal collaboration fund; research-orientated events; promotion of open science + reproducibility; academic liaison Read More Prof. Simon Colton iGGi Co-Investigator Queen Mary University of London iGGi Co-Investigator at QMUL; Impact Lead; maintaining the iGGi "Vision" Read More Prof. Richard Bartle iGGi Co-Investigator University of Essex iGGi Co-Investigator at Essex; local management and contact point; Industry Liaison Read More Prof. Sebastian Deterding iGGi Responsible Innovation Lead ​ Independent Assessor (external) across iGGi; develops + delivers RI training; acts as iGGi researcher ombudsman; develops + manages RI framework research, including EDI best practices ; RI workshops; ‘ethics clinic’ to PGRs + supervisors; stakeholder workshops Read More Prof. Peter Cowling iGGi Director Queen Mary University of London iGGi grant winner (PI) 2014 and 2019; Director of iGGi and iGGi lead at QMUL; iGGi vision, strategy + leadership; focus on external iGGi relations, especially Games Industry; delivery of the "iGGi vision"; management of local staff + administration Read More Dr Jeremy Gow iGGi Training Coordinator Queen Mary University of London iGGi Training Coordinator at QMUL; module content + delivery of training; approval of individual training needs; supervisor/researcher relations + 1st contact point for pastoral care Read More Dr Diego Pérez-Liébana iGGi Industry Liaison Queen Mary University of London Industry Liaison for iGGi at QMUL; industry collaborations, placements and related approvals/reports Read More Dr Debbie Maxwell iGGi Research Collaboration Coordinator University of York Research Collaboration for iGGi at UoY; PGR + supervisor collaborations/KE; general chair for UoY iGGi conferences; iGGi-internal collaboration fund; research-orientated events; promotion of open science + reproducibility; academic liaison Read More Helen Tilbrook iGGi Administrator University of York Administrator for iGGi at UoY; general admin; PGR + staff travel/room bookings; research expenses + purchases; PGR recruitment admin; progression monitoring; alumni; PGR support Read More Prof. William Latham iGGi Co-Investigator Goldsmiths iGGi Co-Investigator at Goldsmiths; local management + contact point; Industry Liaison Read More Oliver Roughton iGGi Administrator University of York Administrator for iGGi at UoY; general admin; PGR + staff travel/room bookings; research expenses + purchases; PGR support Read More Tracy Dancer iGGi Manager University of York Manager of iGGi at UoY; local & global iGGi PGR admin; PGR recruitment; PGR Pastoral care; iGGi-global finances; iGGi community; events & training; EPSRC reporting Read More Dr Ben Kirman iGGi Training Coordinator University of York iGGi Training Coordinator at UoY; module content + delivery of training; approval of individual training needs; supervisor/researcher relations + 1st contact point for pastoral care Read More Dr James Walker iGGi Industry Liaison University of York Industry Liaison for iGGi at UoY; industry collaborations, placements and related approvals/reports Read More Prof. Simon Lucas iGGi Co-Investigator Queen Mary University of London iGGi Co-Investigator at QMUL; QMUL Game AI Group Chair; Turing Institute + DERI liaison; QMUL staff and resource issues; maintaining the iGGi “Vision” Read More Shopna Begum iGGi Administrator Queen Mary University of London Administrator for iGGi at QMUL; general admin; PGR travel/room bookings; research expenses + purchases; progression monitoring; newsletter; local PGR support; events support Read More Dr Catherine Flick iGGi Responsible Innovation Lead ​ Independent Assessor (external) across iGGi; develops + delivers RI training; acts as iGGi researcher ombudsman; develops + manages RI framework research, including EDI best practices ; RI workshops; ‘ethics clinic’ to PGRs + supervisors; stakeholder workshops Read More

  • PGRs Available for Placement

    iGGi PG Researchers Available for Placement or Seeking Post-PhD Position The iGGi Programme includes that each PG Researcher (PGR) on the iGGi Programme will spend a minimum of 8 weeks, but typically around 3-6 months, on placement in the games industry. Companies who have worked with IGGI researchers on knowledge exchange placements include big players such as Google Deep Mind, Microsoft, and Sony, but also a number of SMEs like Splash Damage, Revolution Software, Ninja Theory, and Die Gute Fabrik Story Tech. Some PGRs choose to go on more than one placement with either the same or different companies. ​ The listing below shows PGRs who are currently available for placement. Additionally, you can also find Researchers who are close to completing their doctorate and are looking for Post-PhD Positions in either Industry or Academia. Filter by iGGi Theme Accessibility Applied Games Creative Computing Design & Development Esports Game AI Game Audio Game Data Immersive Technology Player Research Filter by Location Filter by Start Year Filter by placement/work status Martin Balla iGGi PG Researcher Available for post-PhD position Game AI Read More Terence Broad iGGi PG Researcher Available for post-PhD position Creative Computing, Design & Development Read More Dan Cooke iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Esports, Game Data, Player Research Read More Callum Deery iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Design & Development, Player Research, Accessibility Read More Charline Foch iGGi PG Researcher Available for post-PhD position Player Research, Design & Development Read More Yu-Jhen Hsu iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Game AI, Game Data Read More Laura Helsby iGGi PG Researcher Available for post-PhD position Player Research, Applied Games Read More Dimitris Menexopoulos iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Game Audio, Creative Computing Read More Younès Rabii iGGi PG Researcher Available for post-PhD position Game AI, Creative Computing, Design & Development Read More Prasad Sandbhor iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Applied Games, Design & Development Read More Luiza Stepanyan iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Applied Games, Design & Development Read More Tom Wells iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement ​ Read More Kyle Worrall iGGi PG Researcher Available for post-PhD position Game Audio, Creative Computing Read More Nirit Binyamini Ben Meir iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Applied Games, Design & Development, Creative Computing Read More Steph Carter iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Applied Games, Design & Development, Player Research, Accessibility, Game Data Read More Maximilian Croissant iGGi PG Researcher Available for post-PhD position Player Research, Design & Development Read More Kevin Denamganaï iGGi PG Researcher Available for post-PhD position Game AI Read More Francesca Foffano iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Player Research Read More Evgenii Kashin iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Creative Computing Read More George Long iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Game AI, Design & Development, Game Data Read More Sahar Mirhadi iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Player Research Read More Erin Robinson iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Design & Development, Immersive Technology Read More Remo Sasso iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Game AI Read More Sunny Thaicharoen iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Player Research, Game Data, Esports Read More Lauren Winter iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Design & Development, Player Research Read More Toby Best iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Game AI, Design & Development, Player Research Read More Michelangelo Conserva iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Game AI Read More Rory Davidson iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Player Research, Applied Games, Design & Development Read More Luke Farrar iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Immersive Technology Read More Peyman Hosseini iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Player Research, Game AI Read More Bobby Khaleque iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Creative Computing, Game AI Read More Sarah Masters iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Applied Games, Design & Development, Player Research Read More Dr Elena Gordon-Petrovskaya iGGi Alum ​ Player Research Read More Michael John Saiger iGGi PG Researcher Available for post-PhD position Applied Games, Design & Development, Player Research Read More Amy Smith iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Creative Computing, Player Research Read More Marko Tot iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Game AI Read More Oliver Withington iGGi PG Researcher Available for placement Game AI, Creative Computing, Design & Development Read More

  • iGGi Staff

    Staff Staff involved in iGGi include the Supervisors of the iGGi PGRs, the iGGi Co-Investigators (i.e., academic members of staff who have specific roles within iGGi), and the iGGi Admin Team members. All of these people form part of the wider support network for iGGi PGRs. ​ Our 60+ supervisors draw on close links to games industry/related academia, and are conducting interdisciplinary research in areas such as: Understanding player experience, games user research, and game analytics Game audio and music Using games and gamification to support wellbeing, learning, or social change Using esports and other game data to study human behaviour and psychology Interaction, user experience and learning design for games Using machine learning (ML) and other forms of artificial intelligence (AI) to create interesting, fun, believable game agents Augmented creativity tools that support game designers and developers, e.g. procedural content generation, AI-assisted game design and testing Using ideas from game AI to improve real-world decision making beyond games Filter by iGGi Theme Accessibility Applied Games Creative Computing Design & Development Esports Game AI Game Audio Game Data Immersive Technology Player Research Filter by Location All Staff / iGGi Staff / Externals Filter by Role Type - iGGi Management - ​ Prof. David Adger Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Creative Computing Read More ​ Prof. David Beer Supervisor University of York Player Research, Applied Games, Creative Computing, Game Data, Game AI Read More - iGGi Management - Susanne Binder iGGi Admin Queen Mary University of London ​ Read More ​ Prof. Nick Bryan-Kinns Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Applied Games, Creative Computing, Game Audio, Player Research Read More ​ Dr Guifen Chen Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Creative Computing, Design & Development, Immersive Technology, Player Research Read More - iGGi Management - Prof. Simon Colton Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Game AI, Game Audio, Creative Computing, Accessibility, Player Research Read More - iGGi Management - Prof. Peter Cowling Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Game AI, Applied Games, Design & Development Read More ​ Dr Alena Denisova Supervisor University of York Applied Games, Player Research, Design & Development Read More ​ Prof. Anders Drachen Supervisor ​ Player Research, Design & Development, Game Data, Esports Read More - iGGi Management - Dr Catherine Flick Supervisor ​ Accessibility, Applied Games, Player Research Read More ​ Dr Lina Gega Supervisor University of York Applied Games, Player Research Read More ​ Dr Christian Guckelsberger iGGi Alum + Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Game AI Read More ​ Dr Jon Hook Supervisor University of York Applied Games, Player Research, Esports Read More ​ Dr Jo Iacovides Supervisor University of York Applied Games, Design & Development, Player Research Read More ​ Dr Yul HR Kang Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Game AI, Player Research, Creative Computing, Immersive Technology Read More - iGGi Management - Prof. William Latham Supervisor Goldsmiths Creative Computing, Immersive Technology Read More - iGGi Management - Prof. Simon Lucas Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Game AI Read More - iGGi Management - Dr Debbie Maxwell Supervisor University of York Applied Games, Player Research, Design & Development Read More ​ Prof. Damian Murphy Supervisor University of York Creative Computing, Game Audio, Immersive Technology Read More - iGGi Management - Dr Diego Pérez-Liébana Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Game AI, Game Data Read More ​ Dr Paulo Rauber Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Game AI Read More ​ Dr Luca Rossi Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Game AI, Game Data Read More ​ Dr Ahmed M. A. Sayed Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Creative Computing, Design & Development, Player Research, Game AI, Game Data Read More ​ Dr William Smith Supervisor University of York Creative Computing, Design & Development, Game AI, Player Research Read More - iGGi Management - Dr Laurissa Tokarchuk Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Immersive Technology, Creative Computing, Player Research, Applied Games, Game AI Read More - iGGi Management - Dr James Walker Supervisor University of York Game AI, Game Data, Creative Computing, Esports Read More ​ Dr Poonam Yadav Supervisor University of York Design & Development, Game Data, Esports Read More ​ Dr David Zendle Supervisor University of York Game Data, Player Research Read More ​ Dr Mathieu Barthet Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Game AI, Game Audio Read More ​ Dr Jen Beeston iGGi Alum + Supervisor University of York Accessibility Read More ​ Dr Adrian Bors Supervisor University of York Game AI Read More - iGGi Management - Prof. Paul Cairns Supervisor University of York Applied Games, Player Research, Accessibility, Game Data Read More ​ Dr Tom Cole iGGi Alum + Supervisor ​ Game AI Read More ​ Dr Anthony Constantinou Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Game AI Read More ​ Dr Joe Cutting iGGi Alum + Supervisor University of York Player Research, Applied Games, Design & Development Read More - iGGi Management - Prof. Sebastian Deterding Supervisor ​ Applied Games, Creative Computing, Design & Development, Player Research Read More ​ Dr Abi Evans Supervisor University of York Design & Development, Immersive Technology, Player Research Read More ​ Dr Dan Franks Supervisor University of York Game AI, Game Data Read More - iGGi Management - Dr Jeremy Gow Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Game AI, Creative Computing, Design & Development, Game Data Read More ​ Dr Zoe Handley Supervisor University of York ​ Read More ​ Dr Anne Hsu Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Applied Games, Design & Development, Player Research, Esports Read More ​ Dr Mona Jaber Supervisor ​ Applied Games, Game AI, Accessibility Read More ​ Dr Gavin Kearney Supervisor University of York Accessibility, Applied Games, Game AI, Game Audio Read More ​ Dr Pengcheng Liu Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Game AI, Immersive Technology, Applied Games Read More ​ Dr Agnieszka Lyons Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Player Research Read More ​ Dr Cade McCall Supervisor University of York Applied Games, Game Data, Player Research Read More ​ Dr Changjae Oh Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Game AI, Applied Games Read More ​ Prof. Massimo Poesio Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Applied Games, Game AI Read More ​ Dr Josh Reiss Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Creative Computing, Game AI, Game Audio Read More - iGGi Management - Oliver Roughton iGGi Admin University of York ​ Read More ​ Dr Siamak Shahandashti Supervisor University of York Applied Games Read More ​ Dr Tony Stockman Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Applied Games, Design & Development, Game AI, Game Audio, Player Research, Esports Read More ​ Prof. Marian Ursu Supervisor Goldsmiths Player Research, Creative Computing Read More ​ Dr Sarah West Supervisor University of York Player Research, Accessibility, Design & Development Read More ​ Dr Yongxin Yang Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Game AI, Applied Games, Game Data Read More - iGGi Management - Prof. Richard Bartle Supervisor University of Essex Design & Development, Game AI, Player Research Read More - iGGi Management - Shopna Begum iGGi Admin Queen Mary University of London ​ Read More ​ Dr Anna Bramwell-Dicks Supervisor University of York Game Audio, Player Research, Design & Development, Applied Games, Accessibility Read More ​ Dr Ignacio Castro Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Game AI, Applied Games, Player Research, Game Data Read More ​ Dr Tom Collins Supervisor University of York Game AI, Game Audio, Game Data, Player Research, Esports Read More ​ Dr Mike Cook Supervisor ​ Game AI, Design & Development, Creative Computing Read More - iGGi Management - Tracy Dancer iGGi Admin University of York ​ Read More ​ Dr Gaetano Dimita Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Applied Games, Creative Computing, Game AI, Player Research, Esports Read More ​ Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Design & Development, Game AI, Immersive Technology, Player Research Read More ​ Dr Raluca Gaina iGGi Alum + Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Game AI Read More ​ Dr Claudio Guarnera Supervisor University of York Applied Games, Creative Computing Read More ​ Dr Miles Hansard Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Game AI, Immersive Technology, Design & Development, Game Data Read More ​ Dr Patrik Huber Supervisor University of York Applied Games, Game Data, Immersive Technology, Player Research, Esports Read More ​ Dr Lorenzo Jamone Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Applied Games, Creative Computing Read More - iGGi Management - Dr Ben Kirman Supervisor University of York Player Research, Creative Computing, Design & Development, Applied Games, Esports Read More ​ Dr Mariana Lopez Supervisor University of York Applied Games, Game Audio Read More ​ Dr Athen Ma Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Player Research, Game Data Read More ​ Dr Fiona McNab Supervisor University of York Applied Games Read More ​ Prof. Nick Pears Supervisor University of York Game AI, Creative Computing Read More ​ Prof. Matthew Purver Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Creative Computing, Game AI Read More ​ Dr Søren Riis Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Game AI, Game Data, Creative Computing Read More ​ Prof. Mark Sandler Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Game Audio Read More ​ Prof. Greg Slabaugh Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Applied Games, Creative Computing, Immersive Technology Read More - iGGi Management - Helen Tilbrook iGGi Admin University of York ​ Read More ​ Prof. Alex Wade Supervisor University of York Player Research, Applied Games, Creative Computing, Game Data, Esports Read More ​ Dr Andrew James Wood Supervisor University of York Applied Games, Design & Development, Game Data Read More ​ Dr Shanxin Yuan Supervisor Queen Mary University of London Creative Computing, Immersive Technology, Applied Games, Game AI, Player Research Read More

  • News (All) | iGGi PhD

    iGGi News 12 Jan 2024 iGGi Game Jam 2024 - We Made It!! 48 hours of game-making - the iGGi Game Jam 2024 concludes cheerfully with the iGGi Game Jam Awards Read More 24 Nov 2023 Joint Writing Retreat - November 2023 Another fantastic Joint Writing Retreat was successfully held with fellow CDTs MAT, CDE and AIM at High Leigh. Read More 15 Sept 2023 Mini Expo @ iGGi Con 2023 The iGGi Con 2023 Mini Expo was a big success! Here's a massive THANK YOU to the games companies / individuals / NPOs who participated and enriched the Expo floor with their presence! Read More 3 Oct 2023 Radical Alternate Futurescoping: Solarpunk Vs Grimdark Workshop Academic Mindtrek Conference at Tampere University on the 3rd of October 2023 Read More 20 Oct 2023 Mark the Date! iGGi Con 2024 - 11+12 Sep Mark the date for the next iGGi Con: 11+12 September 2024, at the University of York Read More 15 Sept 2023 iGGi Con 2023 – It’s A Wrap We loved this year’s iGGi conference at Queen Mary University of London – thank you so much to everyone who could make it! Read More 23 Nov 2023 Best Game Related Research Award Goes to iGGi iGGi won the Best Game Related Research Award at the Game Republic 20th Anniversary Awards!! Read More 18 Sept 2023 LAST EVER iGGi Cohort – Sep 2023 Start iGGi is proud to announce that we have now successfully recruited a total of 120 talented PhD researchers, and there are no further application rounds in the foreseeable future. Read More 20 Jul 2023 iGGi Becomes WIG Education Ambassador iGGi is now a Women in Games (WIG) Education Ambassador! Read More Load More

  • partners

    iGGi Partners We are excited to be collaborating with a number of industry partners. iGGi works with industry in some of the following ways: ​ Researcher Industry Knowledge Exchange - this can take many forms, from what looks like a traditional placement, to a short term consultancy, to an ongoing relationship between the researcher and their industry partner. Researcher Sponsorship - for some of our researchers, their relationship with their industry partner is reinforced by sponsorship from the company. This is an excellent demonstration of the strength of the commitment and the success of the collaborations. In Kind Contributions - iGGi industry partners can contribute by attending and/or featuring in our annual conference, offering their time to give talks and masterclasses for our students, or even taking part in our annual game jam! ​ ​ Check out our Industry Info page here to see these types of collaboration described in more detail. ​ ​ There are many ways for our industry partners to work with iGGi. If you are interested in becoming involved, please do contact us so we can discuss what might be suitable for you. 22 Cans AI and Games Autistica BT BetaJester Limited BiG BlitzGame Studios Bossa Studios British Broadcasting Corporation BBC British Games Institute (BGI) CBT Clinics COMIC Research Carnegie Mellon University Cooperative Innovations Creative AI Creative Assembly Die Gute Fabrik Digital Catapult Dubit Limited Durham University ESL UK Electronic Arts (EA) Enigmatic Studios Falmouth University Fluttermind LLC

  • iGGi Publications

    iGGi Publications Filter by iGGi Theme Accessibility Applied Games Creative Computing Design & Development Esports Game AI Game Audio Game Data Games Business Immersive Technology Player Research Filter by iGGi Author Select iGGi Author Filter by Publication Year Select year Filter by Publication Type Select Publication Type Cross-cultural patterns in mobile playtime: an analysis of ͷͷ; billion hours of human data D Zendle, C Flick, D Halgarth, N Ballou, S Demediuk, A Drachen Scientific Reports 13 (1) Dr Nick Ballou View Details Different rules for binocular combination of luminance flicker in cortical and subcortical pathways FG Segala, A Bruno, MT Aung, AR Wade, DH Baker bioRxiv, 2023.01. 11.523568, 2023 Dr Myat Aung View Details The relationship between psycho-environmental characteristics and wellbeing in non-spending players of certain mobile games E Petrovskaya, D Zendle Royal Society Open Science 10 (1), 221129, 2023 Dr Elena Gordon-Petrovskaya View Details Cross-cultural patterns in mobile playtime: an analysis of 118 billion hours of human data D Zendle, C Flick, D Halgarth, N Ballou, S Demediuk, A Drachen Scientific reports 13 (1), 386, 2023 Dr Nick Ballou View Details Posterior Sampling for Deep Reinforcement Learning R Sasso, M Conserva, P Rauber arXiv preprint arXiv:2305.00477, 2023 Remo Sasso Michelangelo Conserva View Details How virtual and mechanical coupling impact bimanual tracking N Pena-Perez, J Eden, E Ivanova, I Farkhatdinov, E Burdet Journal of Neurophysiology 129 (1), 102-114, 2023 Dr Nuria Peña Pérez View Details PyTAG: Challenges and Opportunities for Reinforcement Learning in Tabletop Games M Balla, GEM Long, D Jeurissen, J Goodman, RD Gaina, D Perez-Liebana IEEE Conference on Games Martin Balla George Long Dr Raluca Gaina View Details Playing with Dezgo: Adapting Human-AI Interaction to the Context of Play J Villareale, G Cimolino, D Gomme Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on the Foundations of '�, 2023 Dr Daniel Gomme View Details The impact of stiffness in bimanual versus dyadic interactions requiring force exchange N Pena-Perez, SA Mutalib, J Eden, I Farkhatdinov, E Burdet IEEE Transactions on Haptics, 2023 Dr Nuria Peña Pérez View Details An ecosystem framework for the meta in esport games S Thaicharoen, J Gow, A Drachen PsyArXiv Sunny Thaicharoen View Details Learnings from the case Maple Refugee: A dystopian story of free-to-play, probability, and gamer consumer activism. S Park, LY Xiao, M Denoo, E Grosemans, E Petrovskaya, N Ballou Nordic DiGRA 2023, Location: Uppsala, Sweden, 2023 Dr Elena Gordon-Petrovskaya Dr Nick Ballou View Details Pinpointing the problem: Providing page numbers for citations as a crucial part of open science LY Xiao, N Ballou OSF Preprints, 0 Dr Nick Ballou View Details On State Representations and Behavioural Modelling Methods in Reinforcement Learning H Siljebrat Goldsmiths, University of London, 2023 Dr Henrik Siljebråt View Details Four dilemmas for video game effects scholars: How digital trace data can improve the way we study games D Zendle, N Ballou, J Cutting, E Petrovskaya PsyArXiv, 2023 Dr Nick Ballou Dr Elena Gordon-Petrovskaya Dr Joe Cutting View Details Beyond Playing to Win: Creating a Team of Agents with Distinct Behaviours for Automated Gameplay C Guerrero-Romero, S Lucas, D Perez-Liebana IEEE Transactions on Games, 2023 Dr Cristina Guerrero-Romero View Details How Do We Engage Children and Young People in the Design and Development Of Mental Health Games MJ Saiger Proceedings of the 22nd Annual ACM Interaction Design and Children '�, 2023 Michael John Saiger View Details Visual Referential Games Further the Emergence of Disentangled Representations K Denamganaï, S Missaoui, JA Walker arXiv preprint arXiv:2304.14511, 2023 Kevin Denamganaï View Details Complex computation from developmental priors DL Barabasi, T Beynon, Á Katona, N Perez-Nieves Nature Communications 14 (1), 2226, 2023 Adam Katona View Details Why Oatmeal is Cheap: Kolmogorov Complexity and Procedural Generation Y Rabii, M Cook Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on the Foundations of '�, 2023 Younès Rabii View Details The Right Variety: Improving Expressive Range Analysis with Metric Selection Methods O Withington, L Tokarchuk Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on the Foundations of '�, 2023 Oliver Withington View Details Sonifying energy consumption using SpecSinGAN S Pauletto, A Barahona-Rios, V Madaghiele, Y Seznec Sound and Music Computing Conference, 2023 Adrián Barahona-Ríos View Details The many faces of monetisation: Understanding the diversity and extremity of player spending in mobile games via massive-scale transactional analysis D Zendle, C Flick, S Deterding, J Cutting, E Gordon-Petrovskaya, ... ACM Games: Research and Practice 1 (1), 1-28, 2023 Dr Elena Gordon-Petrovskaya Dr Joe Cutting View Details PyTAG: Challenges and Opportunities for Reinforcement Learning in Tabletop Games M Balla, GEM Long, D Jeurissen, J Goodman, RD Gaina, ... IEEE Conference on Games Dominik Jeurissen James Goodman Martin Balla View Details Time to die 2: Improved in-game death prediction in dota 2 C Ringer, S Missaoui, VJ Hodge, AP Chitayat, A Kokkinakis, S Patra, ... Machine Learning with Applications 12, 100466, 2023 Dr Charles Ringer Dr Athanasios Vasileios Kokkinakis View Details Towards Mode Balancing of Generative Models via Diversity Weights S Berns, S Colton, C Guckelsberger arXiv preprint arXiv:2304.11961, 2023 Sebastian Berns Dr Christian Guckelsberger View Details View More

  • Projects

    iGGi PhD Projects 2022 Industry-led Projects This page displays industry-proposed PhD projects to start September 2022. Note: The deadline for applications is Monday 13 June, 12:00 noon BST. We strongly suggest that potential applicants contact the supervisor(s) of their chosen project to develop a proposal as soon as possible (see below). The positions are fully funded and full-time for four years starting September 2022 (PhD fees plus a tax-free stipend to cover living costs). The PhD researchers will be based at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) . The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence (iGGi) is the world's largest PhD programme aimed at games research, with over 70 current iGGi PhD researchers. iGGi covers a wide range of scientific and creative disciplines, encouraging team work and team play. iGGi researchers work closely with the games industry. To apply please follow the instructions on our Apply page https://iggi.org.uk/apply These two projects have been proposed by our partner Creative Assembly , one of the UK’s largest games studios which has been established for 34 years and is the author of the Total War games series. If you are interested in one of the projects and would like further details and/or to discuss, please contact the respective project supervisor(s) via the email address given in the project description. Your proposal should be developed via (email) discussion with the prospective supervisor(s). Please also make sure that the proposal you submit sits within iGGi's scope .

  • Industry-led projects

    iGGi PhD Projects 2022 Industry-led Projects This page displays industry-proposed PhD projects on offer for our 2022 intake: If you are interested in any of the projects listed and would like further details and/or to discuss, please email the respective project supervisor. Please note that you can also frame your own project independently as long as that you have secured a supervisor's support. For a list of available supervisors please see the accepting students section of our website. ​ While iGGi has ensured that the projects listed below are within iGGi's scope, we wish to highlight that supervisor-framed projects are not prioritised in the application selection process: they are judged by the same criteria as applicant-framed proposals. Navigate to other Projects on offer: Game AI Design & Development Player Research Game Audio Game Data Immersive Technology Creative Computing E-Sports Applied Games Industry-led Projects Back to ALL Projects Design and Development ​ Realistic physical interaction of 3D point cloud objects This project will investigate geometric and machine learning approaches to developing 3D game assets. Theme Design and Development Proposed by Miles Hansard, Changjae Oh Read More Load More

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