Brian Magerko

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Digital Media, Director of the Expressive Machinery Lab

Brian Magerko’s research explores the intersection of creativity, cognition, and computing. His work encompasses creativity and human cognition, building artificial intelligence systems that can creatively collaborate with human users, and exploring the use of human creativity as a gateway to better understanding how to effectively teach computing skills. His work results in cutting edge digital media experiences in interactive installation, interactive narrative, and educational media. He has authored over 100 peer reviewed articles and has received more than $13 million dollars in federally-funded research, much of that for the STEAM-based learning environment for computer science called EarSketch that is use worldwide and that won recognition from the Obama White House.