Narrative Group

The Narrative Group at University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies pursues research at the intersection of artificial intelligence and storytelling. The group is led by Andrew S. Gordon

Alumni

Ph.D. Students

Melissa Roemmele, Ph.D. (2018) Thesis: Neural Networks for Narrative Continuation

Christopher Wienberg, Ph.D. (2017) Thesis: Demographic Bias Correction for Social Media Data

Reid Swanson, Ph.D. (2010) Thesis: Enabling Open Domain Interactive Storytelling Using A Data-Driven Case-Based Approach

Summer Interns

Obiageli Odimegwu. 2018, 2016. University of Southern California

Amirah Husbands. 2018. Spelman College

Keshav Prasad. 2017. University of Southern California

Paola Mardo. 2017. University of Southern California

Diego Gonzalez. 2017. Williams College

Kayla Briët. 2016. Fullerton College

Olivia Connolly. 2016. Univeristy of Southern California

Jenna Bellassai. 2016. Oberlin College

Meg Cychosz. 2016. University of California, Berkeley

Emily Ahn. 2015. Wellesley College

Soja-Marie Morgens. 2014. University of California-Santa Cruz

Elahe Rahimtoroghi. 2014. University of California-Santa Cruz

Nicole Maslan. 2014. Claremont-McKenna College

Haley Archer-McClellan. 2013. Washington and Lee University

Catherine Wang. 2013. University of Southern California

Amy Campbell. 2011. University of California Berkeley

Melissa Roemmele. 2010. Indiana University

Ruey-Cheng Chen. 2010. National Taiwan University

Matt Gerber. 2009. Michigan State University

Mark Kröll. 2008. Graz University of Technology, Austria

Mehdi Manshadi. 2007. University of Rochester

Lamarious Carter. 2005. Jackson State University

Erin Tavano. 2005. Unviersity of Southern California

Nicholas White. 2005. Univeristy of Southern California

Reid Swanson. 2005, 2004. University of Southern California

Richard Almodovar. 2004. Art Institute of California

Travis Castillo. 2004. Art Institute of California

Alan Lee. 2004. Art Institute of California

Ian Mankowski. 2004. Art Institute of Colorado

Yuki Miyazaki. 2004. Art Institute of California

Hafid "Rose" Roserie. 2004. Art Institute of California

Keith Miron. 2004. Pennsylvania State University

Rachana Pandya. 2004. University of Southern California

Ashish Mestry. 2004. University of Southern California

Abe Kazemzadeh. 2004, 2003, 2002. University of Southern California

Anish Nair. 2003, 2002. University of Southern California

Charles Oh. 2003. USMA West Point

Michael McLean. 2003. USMA West Point

Christian Fierro. 2003. USMA West Point

Latash Thomas. 2003. USMA West Point

Daniel Lynch. 2003. USMA West Point

David Wilson. 2003. USMA West Point

Arnav Jhala. 2003. North Carolina State University

Brian Magerko. 2003. University of Michigan

Milena Petrova. 2002. University of Southern California

Michael Hamilton. 2002. USMA West Point

Tim Smith. 2002. University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Visiting scholars

Fanfan Chen. 2019. National Taipei University of Business, Taiwan

Ulrike Spierling. 2018. RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Naoya Inoue. 2017. Tohoku University, Japan

Projects

Master Scenario Events List Injection. 11/2018-10/2022. Army Research Office.

Voice-controlled Interactive Audio Narratives for Training. 11/2017-10/2019. Army Research Office.

Real-time Behavior Interpretation. 6/2016-5/2019. Office of Naval Research.

Narrative and Neuroscience: Interpretation of Moral Narratives. 8/2015-8/2016. Army Research Laboratory.

Data-driven Interactive Narrative Engine (DINE). 11/2014-10/2017. Army Research Office.

Narrative Evidence for Author Retrieval (NEAR). 11/2013-10/2014. Army Research Office.

Heider-Simmel Interactive Theater. 1/2013-12/2015. Office of Naval Research.

Culture-specific neurobiological models of the influence of narrative framing using sacred values. 6/2012-2/2015. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Authoring Realistic Learning Environments with Stories (ARLES). 11/2011-10/2013.

Data Analyses of Narrative Accuracy and Interestingness. 12/2009-11/2010. U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command.

Story Representation and Management. 11/2005-10/2011, U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command.

Ft. Bliss-Air and Missile Defense AXL Scenario. 6/2005-11/2005. U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command.

Rapid Training Development for the Adaptive Leader. 10/2004-11/2005. U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command.

Army Excellence in Leadership 2005. 10/2003-12/2005. U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command.

Leaders: Story-based Simulation (StorySim) for Leadership Development. 3/2003-9/2004. U.S. Army Research Office.

Think Like a Commander – Excellence in Leadership. 4/2002-1/2003. U.S. Army Research Office.

Advanced Leadership Training Simulation. 7/2001-3/2003. U.S. Army Research Office.

Videos and Audio

Can A.I. Write Poetry? Video produced by Elizabeth Bayne. 2016.

Narrative Language Models. Video produced by Meg Rosenburg. 2016.

Out of Shape. Produced by Psychic Bunny. 2015.

TRBQ Podcast #11: The Triangle is a Bully. Public Radio International. 2014.

Friends You Haven't Met Yet. Produced by Psychic Bunny. 2014.