A TATRC-West/SUMMIT Workshop
SUMMIT is a center in the School of Medicine dedicated to putting Stanford University at the forefront of medical and life-sciences education through the innovative use of information technology.
The Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC)
Gaming and Simulations Based Learning: Applications for Medicine
William Swartout is Director of Technology for USC's Institute for Creative Technologies and a research associate professor of computer science at USC. He was formerly the Director of the Intelligent Systems Division at the USC Information Sciences Institute. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in computer science from MIT and his bachelor's degree from Stanford University.
Dr. Swartout has been involved in the research and development of artificial
intelligence systems for over 25 years. His particular research interests
include intelligent agents, immersive virtual reality, knowledge-based
systems, knowledge representation, knowledge acquisition and natural
language generation. Dr. Swartout is a Fellow of the American Association
for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), has been elected to the Board of
Councilors of the AAAI and is past chair of the Special Interest Group
on Artificial Intelligence (SIGART) of the Association for Computing
Machinery (ACM). He has served as program co-chair for national and international
conferences on artificial intelligence, including the Eighth National
Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-90) and the Third International
Conference on Principles of Knowledge and Reasoning (KR-92).