Michael Mateas is Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Mateas runs the Expressive Intelligence Studio(EIS) at UC Santa Cruz, where he explores the intersection of artificial intelligence, art and design. The EIS’s goal is to create compelling new forms of interactive art and entertainment that provide more deeply autonomous, generative and dynamic responses to interaction. A major thrust of this work is advanced AI for videogames, including autonomous characters and interactive storytelling. Projects in the group include automated support for game generation, automatic generation of autonomous character conversations, story management, and authoring tools for interactive storytelling.