Chong-U Lim

I recently completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science at MIT and CSAIL. My supervisor was Prof. Fox Harrell and I worked at the Imagination, Computation and Expression Lab. For my research, I developed analytical tools and computational approaches to model identities and social experiences of users in both videogames and social media. These approaches make use of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques and a cross-disciplinary framework of cognitive science and social science research; they automatically identify, reveal, and quantitatively represent patterns of behaviors of users. My research stretches across the following:

  • Analytical AI and Machine Learning Tools
  • Player Social Identity Modeling
  • Novel Design and Content Generation for Games

Selected Research Projects

The Avatar Project Logo

Tools and approaches for developing player models using their avatars with AI clustering and machine learning.

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Automated design evaluation and generation using a game description language and evolutionary algorithms.

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Steam Player Preference Analyzer

Combining Steam profiles, in-game telemetry data, and virtual items to model status in Team Fortress 2.

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Refereed Journal Articles

Proceedings of Refereed Conferences

Proceedings of Refereed Workshop Papers

Juried Exhibitions & Demonstrations