Erik

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science
Fields of Information Science and Cognitive Science
Cornell University

445 Gates Hall



(607) 255-8306

Research Interests

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Educational Technology

Human-Computer Interaction

Video Games

Programming Languages

Teaching

CS 6360 Fall 2016

CS 6360: Educational Technology, Fall 2016

[Course Website]

CS 6360 Spring 2016

CS 6360: Educational Technology, Spring 2016

[Course Website]

Commander [website]

Grade Explorer

Information Security Game

Pitch Pursuit [play]

Teach Me To Survive [play]

CS 4154 Fall 2016

CS/INFO 4154: Analytics-driven Game Design, Fall 2015

[Course Website]

Clone Combat [play] [Newgrounds Featured Game]

Unbalanced [play] [Newgrounds Featured Game]

Lightmare [play]

The Triplicates [play]

Gravity [play]

Pew Pew Spooky Tower [play]

The Butterfly Effect [play]

Final Flare

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CS 6360: Educational Technology, Spring 2015

[Course Website]

Advanced Type System Tutorial

Inheriturtles [play]

Crystallize (multiplayer module) [play]

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CS 4154: Analytics-driven Game Design, Fall 2014

[Course Website]

Thermo [play] [Kongregate Hot New Game] [Jay Is Games review]

Box! [play] [Kongregate Hot New Game] [Jay Is Games review]

That's How We Roll [play] [Kongregate Hot New Game]

Pyrokid [play]

Epic's Epic Epic [play]

Zombify [play]

Nameless Tactics [play]

Sleep Fighter [play]

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Independent Studies

Nano Empire by James Senter [play]

Current Students

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Ph.D.

Ian Arawjo (with François Guimbretière)

Gabe Culbertson (with Malte Jung)

Molly Feldman

Shuhan Wang

Alex Zikai Wen

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Masters

Sharadh Krishnamurthy

Lei Yang

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Undergrad

Alan Cheng [RCPRS Scholar]

Andrew Jiang

David Li

Yiming Li

Monica Ong

Elle Tojaroon

Yiting Wang [RCPRS Scholar] (with Walker White)

Reid Wade

Amy Wang

Irene Yoon (with Ross Knepper)

Alice Zhou

Papers

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Have your Cake and Eat it Too: Foreign Language Learning with a Crowdsourced Video Captioning System

Gabriel Culbertson, Solace Shen, Erik Andersen, Malte Jung

CSCW 2017 (Conditionally Accepted)

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Grammatical Templates: Improving Text Difficulty Evaluation for Language Learners

Shuhan Wang, Erik Andersen

COLING 2016 (Conditionally Accepted)

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Social Situational Language Learning through an Online 3D Game

Gabriel Culbertson, Shiyu Wang, Malte Jung, Erik Andersen

CHI 2016

[pdf]

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Crystallize: An Immersive, Collaborative Game for Second Language Learning

Gabriel Culbertson, Erik Andersen, Walker White, Daniel Zhang, Malte Jung

CSCW 2016

[pdf]

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A Framework for Automatically Generating Interactive Instructional Scaffolding

Eleanor O'Rourke, Erik Andersen, Sumit Gulwani, Zoran Popović

CHI 2015

[pdf]

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Automatic Game Progression Design through Analysis of Solution Features

Eric Butler, Erik Andersen, Adam M. Smith, Sumit Gulwani, Zoran Popović

CHI 2015

[pdf]

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Automatic Scaffolding for Procedural Learning

Ph.D. Thesis

University of Washington 2014

[pdf]

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Predicting Player Moves in an Educational Game: A Hybrid Approach

Yun-En Liu, Travis Mandel, Eric Butler, Erik Andersen, Eleanor O'Rourke, Emma Brunskill,
Zoran Popović

Educational Data Mining (EDM) 2013

[pdf]

Best Paper Nomination

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A Trace-based Framework for Analyzing and Synthesizing Educational Progressions

Erik Andersen, Sumit Gulwani, Zoran Popović

CHI 2013

[pdf]

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Evaluating Competitive Game Balance with Restricted Play

Alexander Jaffe, Alex Miller, Erik Andersen, Yun-En Liu, Anna Karlin, Zoran Popović

Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE) 2012

[pdf]

Best Student Paper Award

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A Case Study of Expressively Constrainable Level Design Automation Tools for a Puzzle Game

Adam M. Smith, Erik Andersen, Michael Mateas, Zoran Popović

Foundations of Digital Games (FDG) 2012

[pdf]

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Optimizing Adaptivity in Educational Games

Erik Andersen

Doctoral Consortium, Foundations of Digital Games (FDG) 2012

[pdf]

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The Impact of Tutorials on Games of Varying Complexity

Erik Andersen, Eleanor O'Rourke, Yun-En Liu, Richard Snider, Jeff Lowdermilk, David Truong,
Seth Cooper, Zoran Popović

CHI 2012

[website] [pdf] [related papers]

Best Paper Nomination

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On the Harmfulness of Secondary Game Objectives

Erik Andersen, Yun-En Liu, Richard Snider, Roy Szeto, Seth Cooper, Zoran Popović

Foundations of Digital Games (FDG) 2011

[website] [pdf] [related papers]

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Feature-Based Projections for Effective Playtrace Analysis

Yun-En Liu, Erik Andersen, Richard Snider, Seth Cooper, Zoran Popović

Foundations of Digital Games (FDG) 2011

[website] [pdf] [related papers]

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Placing a Value on Aesthetics in Online Casual Games

Erik Andersen, Yun-En Liu, Richard Snider, Roy Szeto, Zoran Popović

CHI 2011

[website] [pdf] [related papers]

Best Short Paper Nomination

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Character Animation in Two-player Adversarial Games

Kevin Wampler, Erik Andersen, Evan Herbst, Yongjoon Lee, Zoran Popović

ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), Vol. 29, Num. 3, 2010

Presented at SIGGRAPH 2011

[website] [pdf]

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Gameplay Analysis through State Projection

Erik Andersen, Yun-En Liu, Ethan Apter, François Boucher-Genesse, Zoran Popović

Foundations of Digital Games (FDG) 2010

[website] [pdf] [related papers]

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Interactive Navigation of Heterogeneous Agents Using Adaptive Roadmaps

Russell Gayle, Avneesh Sud, Erik Andersen, Stephen Guy, Ming Lin, Dinesh Manocha

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), Vol. 15, Num. 1, Jan/Feb 2009

[website] [pdf]

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Real-time Path Planning in Dynamic Virtual Environments Using Multi-agent Navigation Graphs

Avneesh Sud, Erik Andersen, Sean Curtis, Ming Lin, Dinesh Manocha

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), Vol. 14, Num. 3, May/Jun 2008

[website] [pdf]

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Real-time Navigation of Independent Agents Using Adaptive Roadmaps

Avneesh Sud, Russell Gayle, Erik Andersen, Stephen Guy, Ming Lin, Dinesh Manocha

ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) 2007

[website] [pdf]

Best Paper Award

Surface Distance Maps

Surface Distance Maps

Avneesh Sud, Naga Govindaraju, Russell Gayle, Erik Andersen, Dinesh Manocha

Graphics Interface 2007

[website] [pdf]

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Real-time Path Planning for Virtual Agents in Dynamic Environments

Avneesh Sud, Erik Andersen, Sean Curtis, Ming Lin, Dinesh Manocha

IEEE Virtual Reality 2007

[website] [pdf]

Awards

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The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology Prize

38th NHK Japan Prize, 2011

Team award for Refraction

Awarded for the Best Work in the Primary School Category

Japanese: 文部科学大臣賞

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Grand Prize: Best in Show Award

Disney Learning Challenge, SIGGRAPH 2010

Team award for Refraction

Games

Crystallize

Crystallize

Gabriel Culbertson, Shiyu Wang, Eileen Liu, Alan Cheng, Kelvin Jin, Andrew Jiang, Edward Tucker, Walker White, Erik Andersen

[play]

Finalist, Student Game Design Competition, CHI 2015

Bpan Yaa

ปัญญา bpan yaa [Thai Alphabet Learning Game]

Erik Andersen

[play]

Refraction

Refraction

Erik Andersen, Yun-En Liu, Marianne Lee, Eric Butler, Brian Britigan, Stephen Sievers, Roy Szeto, Mai Dang, Christian Lee, Ethan Apter, Emma Lynch, Happy Dong, Justin Irwen, Seth Cooper, François Boucher-Genesse, Carmen Petrick, Zoran Popović, Taylor Martin

[website] [play] [Kongregate]

Best Work in the Primary School Category, 38th NHK Japan Prize, 2011

Grand Prize: Best in Show Award, Disney Learning Challenge, SIGGRAPH 2010

Treefrog Treasure

Treefrog Treasure

Zoran Popović, Travis Mandel, Tim Pavlik, Marianne Lee, François Boucher-Genesse, Eleanor O'Rourke, Brian Britigan, Yun-En Liu, Seth Cooper, Barbara Krug, Fernando Labarthe, Erik Andersen, Atanas Kirilov

[play]

Refraction

Picard

Kathleen Tuite, Tim Pavlik, Sandra B. Fan, Tyler Robison, Alexander Jaffe, Yun-En Liu, Erik Andersen, Steven Tanimoto

[pdf]

Experimental and Research Games Festival, FDG 2012

Presentations and Posters

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Learning Fractions Through Splitting in an Online Game

Stephanie Baker Peacock, Carmen Petrick Smith, Taylor Martin, Ani Aghababyan, Zoran Popović, Erik Andersen, Yun-En Liu

American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (AERA) 2013

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Refraction Time: Making Split Decisions in an Online Fraction Game

Taylor Martin, Carmen Petrick Smith, Erik Andersen, Yun-En Liu, Zoran Popović

American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (AERA) 2012

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Game Optimization through Large-Scale Experimentation

Erik Andersen

Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2012

[powerpoint with script] [pdf]

Fraction Sketch

FractionSketch: An Electronic Whiteboard for Teaching Fractions

Erik Andersen, Kazutaka Kurihara, Takeo Igarashi, Zoran Popović

Next Generation of HCI and Education Workshop, CHI 2010

[pdf]

Former Students

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Masters

He Guo, 2016 (Google)

Kelvin Jin, 2016 (Google)

Jingsi Zhu, 2016

Bryce Evans, 2015 (Facebook)

Clara Thomas, 2015 (Google)

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Undergrad

Shiyu Wang, 2018

Haoxuan Wu, 2017

James Senter, 2016 (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

Eileen Liu, 2015 (Workday)

Personal

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My Photography

[Flickr]