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

Current Students

Ph.D.

Ian Arawjo

Ji Yong Cho

Molly Q. Feldman

Shuhan Wang

Zikai (Alex) Wen

Masters

Jean Hooi Lee (with David Mimno)

Undergrad

Evan Adler

Nicole Cheung

Brandon Cohen

Yuqing (Claire) Cui

Ziyad Duron

Xinqi Lyu

Yuchen Shen

Nicholas Teo

Euisun (Irene) Yoon (with Ross Knepper and Bharath Hariharan)

Urael Xu

Yishu Zhang

Liye (Juliet) Zhong

Yuchang Zhou

Papers

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Design Mining for Minecraft Architecture

Euisun Yoon, Erik Andersen, Bharath Hariharan, Ross Knepper

Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE) 2018

[pdf]

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Combining Adaptivity with Progression Ordering for Intelligent Tutoring Systems

Tong Mu, Shuhan Wang, Erik Andersen, Emma Brunskill

Work in Progress, Learning @ Scale 2018

[pdf]

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Automatic Diagnosis of Students' Misconceptions in K-8 Mathematics

Molly Q Feldman, Ji Yong Cho, Monica Ong, Sumit Gulwani, Zoran Popović, Erik Andersen

CHI 2018

[pdf]

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A Unified Framework for Knowledge Assessment and Progression Analysis and Design

Shuhan Wang, Fang He, Erik Andersen

CHI 2017

[pdf]

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Facilitating Development of Pragmatic Competence through a Voice-driven Video Learning Interface

Gabriel Culbertson, Solace Shen, Malte Jung, Erik Andersen

CHI 2017

[pdf]

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PathViewer: Visualizing Pathways through Student Data

Yiting Wang, Walker White, Erik Andersen

CHI 2017

[pdf]

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Teaching Programming with Gamified Semantics

Ian Arawjo, Cheng-Yao Wang, Andrew C. Myers, Erik Andersen, François Guimbretière

CHI 2017

[pdf]

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Teaching Language and Culture with a Virtual Reality Game

Alan Cheng, Lei Yang, Erik Andersen

CHI 2017

[pdf]

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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

[pdf]

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Grammatical Templates: Improving Text Difficulty Evaluation for Language Learners

Shuhan Wang, Erik Andersen

COLING 2016

[pdf]

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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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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]

Oral Presentation

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]

Awards

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Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Tucker '50 Teaching Award

Cornell College of Engineering, 2017

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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

What.Hack

What.Hack

Zikai Alex Wen, Yiming Li, Amy Wang, Reid Wade, Jeff Huang, Erik Andersen

[play]

Finalist, Student Game Competition, CHI 2017

Reduct

Reduct

Ian Arawjo, David Li, Kevin Ma, Andrew Myers, Erik Andersen, François Guimbretière

[play]

Finalist, Student Game Competition, CHI 2017

Crystallize

Crystallize

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

[play]

Finalist, Student Game 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, Taylor Martin, Zoran Popović

[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

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

[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

Teaching

CS/INFO 4154: Analytics-driven Game Design, Fall 2018

[Course Website]

[Application Form]

CS/INFO 4154: Analytics-driven Game Design, Fall 2017

[Course Website]

Arc Shield [play] [Newgrounds: Monthly 16th place]

Burrito Bash [play]

Direkt [play] [Newgrounds: Featured] [Kongregate: Monthly 12th place]

Escargo! [play]

Kirigami [play] [Newgrounds: Featured, Monthly 10th place] [Kongregate: Monthly 7th place]

Outfoxed [play] [Newgrounds: Monthly 11th place] [Kongregate: Monthly 7th place]

Permafrost [play]

Platformaniac [play]

Tower of Tune [play] [Newgrounds: Featured, Monthly 7th place]

Zombie Food Truck [play] [NG: Featured, Monthly 4th place] [Kong: Monthly 8th place]

CS 1110: Introduction to Computing Using Python, Spring 2017

with Lillian Lee

[Course Website]

CS/INFO 6360: Educational Technology, Fall 2016

[Course Website]

Cappucino

CrowdVR 360

Escape the Museum

Geominoes

KitChem

TalkMeter

Timeline of Events

Water Circuits

CS 6360: Educational Technology, Spring 2016

[Course Website]

Commander [website]

Grade Explorer

Information Security Game

Pitch Pursuit [play]

Teach Me To Survive [play]

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

[Course Website]

The Butterfly Effect [play]

Clone Combat [play] [Newgrounds: Featured]

Final Flare

Gravity [play]

Lightmare [play]

Pew Pew Spooky Tower [play]

The Triplicates [play]

Unbalanced [play] [Newgrounds: Featured]

CS 6360: Educational Technology, Spring 2015

[Course Website]

Advanced Type System Tutorial

Inheriturtles [play]

Crystallize (multiplayer module) [play]

CS 4154: Analytics-driven Game Design, Fall 2014

[Course Website]

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

Epic's Epic Epic [play]

Pyrokid [play]

Nameless Tactics [play]

Sleep Fighter [play]

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

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

Zombify [play]

Independent Studies

Nano Empire by James Senter [play]

Former Students

Ph.D.

Gabriel Culbertson (with Malte Jung), 2018

Masters

Alan Cheng, 2018

David Li, 2018

Yiting Wang, 2018

Ji Hun Kim, 2017

Lei Yang, 2017

Hamzeh Alsalhi, 2016

Sharadh Krishnamurthy, 2016

He Guo, 2016

Kelvin Jin, 2016

Jingsi Zhu, 2016

Bryce Evans, 2015

Clara Thomas, 2015

Undergrad

Sarah Jeon, 2021

Yuntian Lan, 2020

Wenyuan Ma, 2020

Jung Yun (Amy) Park, 2020

Karrie Shi, 2020

Xian (Emma) Xu, 2020

Sixian Yi, 2020

Jinyan Zheng, 2020

Tyler Etzel, 2019

Zhiqiu Lin, 2019

Monica Ong, 2019

Paviya (Elle) Tojaroon, 2019

Joshua Ying, 2019

Rowena Chen, 2018

Yiming Li, 2018

Changxu Lu, 2018

Michael Mauer, 2018

Amy Perelberg, 2018

Shiyu Wang, 2018

Alex Yoo, 2018

Andrew Jiang, 2017

Claire Liang, 2017

Shiv Malhotra, 2017

Reid Wade, 2017

Haoxuan (Peter) Wu, 2017

James Senter, 2016

Amy Wang, 2016

Eileen Liu, 2015

Visiting Interns

Shiliang Zuo (Tsinghua University)

Fang He (Peking University)

Personal

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My Photography

[Flickr]