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CiE Interactive Editor-in-Chief

Editor-in-Chief: Newton Lee

Newton Lee is the founding editor-in-chief of ACM Computers in Entertainment. He is the co-author of Disney Stories: Getting to Digital, author of the Total Information Awareness series including Facebook Nation and Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity, and editor/coauthor of the Digital Da Vinci series including Computers in Music and Computers in the Arts and Sciences.



Lead Editor: John Davison

John Davison is the chief correspondent and analyst for ACM Computers in Entertainment.


Lead Editor: Abdennour El Rhalibi, Liverpool John Moores University

Abdennour El Rhalibi is professor of entertainment computing and head of strategic projects at the school of computing and mathematical sciences, at Liverpool John Moores University in the UK. He is a graduate of Liverpool John Moores University, where he received his Ph.D. in applied artificial intelligence. He has more than 18 years of experience in conducting research and teaching computing. Since 1991, El Rhalibi has been working as researcher in several European projects, including Project Everest - Esprit in VLSI TEST; a project funded by the French Ministry of Industry in Validation of Automated Manufacturing System, and in the PISCES Project sponsored by the European Community Directorate General for Transport, in Logistics and Intermodality. El Rhalibi's current research interests lie in computer game technologies and in applied artificial intelligence. He is currently leading several projects involving 3D Web-based game middleware development and deployment, game based-learning, state synchronization in multiplayer online games, content sharing in virtual environments, peer-to-peer MMOG deployment, MPEG 4 character animation, and digital interactive storytelling. He has co-authored more 120 publications in these areas is also Head of the Computer Games Research Laboratory at the Protect Research Centre, for the Protection of Critical Infrastructure.

Art & Music

Co-Lead Editor: Shlomo Dubnov 

Shlomo Dubnov is a Professor at UC San Diego Music Department's Music Technology area. He graduated from the Jerusalem Music Academy in composition and holds a doctorate in computer science from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, specializing in statistical signal processing and machine learning applied to music. Prior to joining UCSD, he served as a researcher at Institute for Research and Coordination of Acoustics and Music (IRCAM), in Centre Pompidou, Paris, and as faculty member at the Department of Communication Systems Engineering at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, where he headed the multimedia applications track. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Secretary of IEEE's Computer Science Technical Committee on Computer Generated Music. Dr. Dubnov is currently the Director of the Center for Research in Entertainment and Learning at UCSD's CALIT2, and teaches in the Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts program.


TV & Movies

Lead Editor: Hendrik Knoche, Aalborg University

Hendrik Knoche works as a post-doctoral researcher with Jeffrey Huang in the Media x Design Laboratory at EPFL where he teaches interaction design on mobile devices. He has worked on interaction design and user experience both in the desktop and mobile domain for more than 10 years in industry and academia. He holds a Diploma/master (University of Hamburg) and Ph.D. (University College London) both in computer science. He has worked on multiple European projects on interactive, TV centric services to close the digital divide between rural and urban populations. His Ph.D. focused on adapting video content to mobile devices and he was involved in various user studies relating to mobile social networking, automated content adaptation, biometric systems,video quality, visual experience and quality of experience. His research interests include human-centered design, computers in entertainment, mediated experiences, proxemics, and ICT for development along with methods for prototyping and evaluating applications and their user experiences "in the wild."

Society & Education

Lead Editor: Dennis Anderson, St. Francis College 

Dr. Dennis Anderson is chairman and Professor of Management and Information Technology at St. Francis College, New York City. Prior to this appointment, he was a professor of information systems and Associate Dean at Pace University. He also served as Director of the University's Center for Advanced Media. He is a strong advocate of technology-enhanced learning, emerging technologies, sustainable technologies, and knowledge entrepreneurship. He has taught at NYU Courant Institute, City University of New York, and Pace University. Anderson received his Ph.D. and M.Phil. from Columbia University. He also received an Ed.M. in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College, Columbia University. In addition, Anderson holds an M.S. in Computer Science from New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and his B.A. in Computer Science from Fordham University. He also completed an executive-education program in E-Commerce at Columbia University's School of Business and a professional program in multimedia at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is an alumnus of Harvard University's Institute for Management and Leadership in Education Program '05. His research interests lie in ICT for sustainable development, information policy, global digital divide, human-computer interaction, multimedia, artificial intelligence, computer science, mathematics and distance education, new-media technologies and e-commerce.

News and the CiE Blog

Lead Editor: Xiaomao Wu, Gritworld  GmbH

Dr. Xiaomao Wu is Founder and CEO of Gritworld GmbH. He was Project Lead and Technical Director at Crytek, a top computer game company in Germany. He is also Senior Associate Editor of ACM Computer in Entertainment, and Industrial Chair of Springer Encyclopedia of Computer Graphics and Games. He is widely involved in academic activities, served as Industry co-Chair of Eurographics 2016, committee member of ACM SIGGRAPH Motion in Games 2014 and 2015, VRCAI 2014 and Eurographcis 2014. He received his Ph. D. from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and continued his postdoctoral research at INRIA. Before joining Crytek, he worked at Autodesk, Microsoft, and INRIA on computer graphics and animation. His major research has been published in IEEE CG&A, Eurographics, ACM/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation and Computers & Graphics.

Social Media      

Lead Editor: Katja Schroeder, St. Francis College

Katja Schroeder is an Adjunct Professor at St. Francis College where she teaches Social Media Marketing and PR. She is also the owner of Expedition PR, a boutique PR agency that connects market innovators with influencers. Katja has developed award-winning integrated communications and marketing programs for companies  of all sizes in North America, Europe and Asia. Katja holds a M.A. in Communications and Business Administration from the Freie Universitaet Berlin (Germany) and a M.A. in Communications and Information Sciences from CELSA/Sorbonne, Paris (France).  She is a published author and frequently blogs about entrepreneurship, social media marketing and  the way technology enables sustainable development. Tweet her at @schroek.

Events Calendar

Lead Editor: Alf Inge Wang, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Alf Inge Wang is professor in game technology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. He is chairman of JoinGame, Norway’s largest professional network of game developers and game researchers, as well as chairman of NTNU’s research program on Computer Games. Wang teach and do research on software engineering, game architectures, game-based learning, ubiquitous computing, and game technology. Wang’s research has resulted in more than 80 international peer-reviewed publications, and he has been involved in several national as well as international research projects.