Clara Fernandez-Vara PhD 2009 "The Tribulations of Adventure Games: Integrating Story into Simulation through Performance," Previously Post-Doc MIT; Currently, Assistant Professor, Games Studies Program, NYU.
Hartmut Koenitz PhD 2010. "Reframing Interactive Narrative." Currently, Assistant Professor, Grady College of Journalism and Communication, UGA> website
Sergio Goldenberg "Redefining the Story for Digital Journalism." Currently, Turner Broadcasting. PhD expected 2013
Georgia Tech PhD Committee Member (partial)
Ayoka Chenzira PhD 2011 "HAPTIC CINEMA: an art practice on the interactive digital media tabletop" (Ali Mazalek, Chair) website
Ozge Samanci PhD 2009. "Embodied Comics: Reinventing Comics for Digital Performance" (Ali Mazalek, Chair). Previously post-doc UC Berkeley; currently Assistant Professor, Northwestern. website
Brian Schrank, PhD 2010. "Avant-garde Videogames: Play Beyond Flow." (Jay Bolter, Chair) Currently Assistant Professor, DePaul University.
PhD External Committee Member (partial)
Chaim Gingold, PhD expected 2015, University of California Santa Cruz, Computer Science, Michael Mateas, Chair
Michael Mateas, PhD 2002, "Interactive Drama, Art and Artificial Intelligence" CMU Computer Science, Joseph Bates/Jaime Carbonell, Chairs
PhD Visiting Scholars at Georgia Tech (partial)
Isabel Restrepo, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia, 2013
Gunthar Hartwig, MS IDT 2003, "Bronco Busters, Bomb Designer, and Me" (project, interactive DVD on Livermore Labs and the town of Livermore CA), previously: Program Director, InterActual Systems, San Jose, CA; currently: Information Architect, Zynga
Thorhallur Kristjansson MS HCI, 2004, "Authoring Environment for Networked Film Study"
Nina Walia, MS IDT 2004, "Online Community for Second Generation South Asian-Americans"
Drew Cogswell, MS IDT 2004, "eTV Interactive Sports Viewing Prototype"
Zuley Clarke MS IDT 2005, "Interactive TV Soap Opera Story Guide"
Karyn Lu MS IDT 2005, "Interactive Interface Design Principles for Interactive Television." Currently, Turner Broadcasting
Roshan Menon MS HCI 2005, "Tag Framework"
Negar Farhi MS IDT 2006, "News Aggregator" IDT MS Project, 2006
Annie Lausier MS DM 2007 "Tagging for TV"
Sergio Goldenberg MS DM 2007, "Virtual Couch" Currently, Turner Broadcasting
Paul Amsbery MS DM 2007, "Virtual Ikea" Currently, Turner Broadcasting
Abhishek Gupta, MS DM 2009, "ShiftBrowse: Enhancing User Experience for Multitask Browsing"
Kartik Agarwal HCI MS 2012, "Interactive Documentary Explorer"
Harish Kothandaraman MS HCI/CoC 2012, "iBharatha"
Tarun Chakravorty MS HCI/CoC 2012, "Mylathones: Understanding long form narrative in TV shows"
Saeideh (Sadie) Joodaki DM MS 2012, "Saplings: A Research-Based Persuasive Game" Currently, IBM
Rebecca Rolphe, DM MS 2013 "Thank the Academy" (Outstanding Project Award). Currently, Google.
Lawrence Friel HCI/DM MS 2013, "Interactive Toolkit for Physics Learning." Currently, HCC PhD program, Georgia Tech.
Zuiena Kabir HCI /CoC MS 2013, "Exploring the Second Screen with Dora." Currently, Google Apps.