About Foaad Khosmood


Foaad KhosmoodFoaad Khosmood (Persian: فواد خوشمود) is Forbes Professor of Computer Engineering and Associate Professor of Computer Science at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). Foaad received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2011. His dissertation work was on "Computational Style Processing". His research interests include natural language processing (NLP), artificial intelligence, interactive entertainment, game AI and game jams. Dr. Khosmood is the Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Technology & Public Policy. He is also a board member, former CTO and past president of Global Game Jam, Inc. where he helps to organize the world's largest game creation activity (120+ countries). He is general chair of FDG 2019.

At Cal Poly, Professor Khosmood usually teaches AI, Interactive Entertainment, Computational Linguistics, Data Mining and Operating Systems. He serves as the faculty advisor for the Cal Poly Game Development (CPGD), SLO Hacks and Color Coded student clubs.

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