Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera

Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Computer Science
North Carolina State University


Venture II, Suite 530
920 Main Campus Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695-8206


Current Work
My work is at the intersection of artificial intelligence, cognitive science, narratology and game design and focuses on creating a cognitive model of the player’s understanding of an unfolding story in an interactive narrative through the use of narrative affordances.


  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
    • Ph.D., Computer Science, ABD (expected May 2017)
    • M.Sc., Computer Science, 12/2013
  • University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Mayagüez, PR, USA
    • B.Sc., Computer Engineering, 08/2010

Grants and Fellowships

  • Artificial Intelligence Journal Grant, Travel Funding for the Intelligent Narrative Technologies Track at the 9th International Conference for Interactive Digital Storytelling, 2016 (2K)
  • Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, 2011 ($144K, 4 Years)
  • National GEM Consortium Ph.D. Graduate Fellow, 2010 ($32K, 1 Year)
  • North Carolina State University Graduate School Fellow, 2010
  • North Carolina State University Engineering Dean’s Fellow, 2010

Awards and Honors

  • EAAI New and Future Educator Award, 2017
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, Future Faculty Career Exploration Program Awardee, 2016
  • Young Scientist Travel Award Indiana University at Bloomington, 2016 ($1K)
  • University of Michigan NextProf Diversifying Future Faculty Scholarship, 2014
  • AAAI-14 Student Scholarship, 2014
  • AAAI-14 Broadening Participation Scholarship, 2014
  • Georgia Institute of Technology FOCUS Scholar, 2010

* Denotes co-first authorship

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