Jeff Orkin is a game developer and AI researcher in the Cognitive Machines Group at the MIT Media Lab.
Jeff completed his PhD in 2013, with the dissertation Collective Artificial Intelligence: Simulated Role-Playing from Crowdsourced Data.
Prior to enrolling at the Media Lab, Jeff developed several generations of AI systems in the game industry.
As a Senior Engineer at Monolith Productions, Jeff focused on
goal-oriented autonomous character behavior and planning, while developing AI systems for the award winning
titles No One Lives Forever 2
(NOLF2) and F.E.A.R.
Jeff has served as a Contributing Author and Section Editor of the AI Game Programming Wisdom book series,
Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games,
and has presented at the Game Developer's Conference, AIIDE, IEEE CIG, MIGS, AAAI, AAMAS, ICAPS, and SARA.
Jeff holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the
University of Washington and Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from
Tufts University with a minor in Studio Art.
More information available at http://www.jorkin.com