Adaptive, intelligent, interactive narrative research.
Reading Rocket is a data-driven game-based tool for assessing middle school reading level.
The Best Laid Plans is an interactive virtual environment in which the narrative is generated automatically as you play.
Congratulations to Dr. Ware and his co-author, Dr. R. Michael Young, for winning Best Student Paper at the 2014 Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment conference.
Dr. Ware has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to explore a model of what characters believe during a story.

About the Narrative Intelligence Lab

The Narrative Intelligence Lab in the Computer Science Department at the University of New Orleans is a highly interdisciplinary research group that investigates how computers can use narrative to interact more naturally with people. We combine research in Artificial Intelligence, Narrative Theory, and Cognitive Science to create computational models of narrative. These models allow machines to understand, generate, adapt, and tell stories.

Our work has numerous applications in education, training, therapy, and entertainment. We place a high value on the rigorous empirical evaluation of our work, which often involves human subjects interacting with virtual worlds. We have a close relationship with computer games and game-like technologies which allow us to embody the algorithms that create interactive stories.

Questions about the Narrative Intelligence Lab and its work should be addressed to:

Prof. Stephen G. Ware
Math Building, Room 337
Department of Computer Science
University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA 70148

If you are interested in a research assistantship, please read this information about open positions.