Rogelio Cardona-Rivera

  • Program Years: 2011-2015
  • Academic Institution: North Carolina State University
  • Field of Study: Artificial Intelligence
  • Academic Advisor: R. Michael Young
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (2012)
  • Degree(s):
    M.Sc. Computer Science, North Carolina State University, 2013
    B.Sc. Computer Engineering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, 2010

Current Status

  • Status: Ph.D. Candidate
  • Research Area: Artificial Intelligence
  • Personal URL: http://go.ncsu.edu/recardon
  • Publications

    * Denotes co-first authorship


    Refereed Journal Papers

    Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera*, Thomas W. Price*, David R. Winer*, and R. Michael Young; Question Answering in the Context of Stories Generated by Computers. Accepted for publication in Advances in Cognitive Systems, 2016.


    Refereed Conference Papers

    Ignacio X. Domínguez, Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera, James K. Vance, David L. Roberts; The Mimesis Effect: The Effect of Roles on Player Choice in Interactive Narrative Role-Playing Games. To appear in Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2016), San Jose, CA, USA, 2016.
    Awarded Honorable Mention in the Best Papers Category

    Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera *, Justus Robertson *, Stephen G. Ware, Brent Harrison, David L. Roberts, and R. Michael Young; Foreseeing Meaningful Choices. In Proceedings of the 10th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE-14), pages 9-15, Raleigh, NC, USA, 2014.

    Titus Barik, Michael Everett, Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera, David L. Roberts, and Edward F. Gehringer; A Community College Blended Learning Classroom Experience through Artificial Intelligence in Games. In Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2013), pages 1525-1531, Oklahoma City, OK, USA, 2013.

    Matthew William Fendt, Brent Harrison, Stephen G. Ware, Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera, and David L. Roberts; Achieving the Illusion of Agency. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS 2012), pages 114-125, San Sebastián, Spain, 2012.
    Awarded Best Paper

    Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera, Kiran Lakkaraju, Jonathan Whetzel, and Jeremy Bernstein; Large Scale Conflicts in Massively Multiplayer Online Games. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Complex Sciences: Theory and Applications (COMPLEX 2012), pages 40-51 Albuquerque, NM, USA, 2012.

    Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera, and R. Michael Young; Characterizing Gameplay in a Player Model of Game Story Comprehension. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games (FDG 2012), pages 204-211, Raleigh, NC, USA, 2012.

    Rogelio Cardona, Ted Cruz, Noraica Davila, Omar Ferrer, Alexander Gonzalez, Ramon Gonzalez, Willie Gonzalez, Nelson Mendez, Damian Torres, and Jose Vega; Creativity Meets No Bounds: Defeating the Myth of the Cave. In Proceedings of the 116th Conference & Exposition of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE 2009), Austin, TX, USA, 2009.


    Refereed Workshop Papers

    Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera, and R. Michael Young; Games as Conversation. In Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Games and NLP at the 10th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (GAMNLP-14), pages 2-8, Raleigh, NC, USA, 2014.

    Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera, Bradley A. Cassell, Stephen G. Ware, and R. Michael Young; Indexter: A Computational Model of the Event-Indexing Situation Model for Characterizing Narratives. In the Working Notes of the 2012 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative at the International Conference of Language Resources and Evaluation (CMN 2012), pages 34-43, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012.
    Awarded Best Student Paper on a Cognitive Science Topic

    Alok Baikadi, and Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera; Towards Finding the Fundamental Unit of Narrative: A Proposal for the Narreme. In the Working Notes of the 2012 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative at the International Conference of Language Resources and Evaluation (CMN 2012), pages 44-46, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012.

    R. Michael Young, and Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera; Approaching a Player Model of Game Story Comprehension Through Affordance in Interactive Narrative. In Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Intelligent Narrative Technologies at the 9th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (INT 2011), pages 123-130, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 2011.


    Refereed Abstracts

    Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera, and R. Michael Young; A Cognitivist Theory of Affordances for Games. In Proceedings of the Digital Games Research Conference: DeFragging Game Studies (DiGRA 2013), Atlanta, GA, USA, 2013.

    Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera, and R. Michael Young; Computational Models of Narrative and their relation to Human Action. Presented at the NC State 2013 Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media Research Symposium: Emerging Genres, Forms, Narratives in New Media Environments, Raleigh, NC, USA, 2013.


    Refereed Student Abstracts

    Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera, and R. Michael Young; A Knowledge Representation that Models Memory in Narrative Comprehension. In Proceedings of the 28th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence - Student Abstracts Track (AAAI-14), pages 3098-3099, Québec City, Québec, Canada, 2014.


    Doctoral Consortia

    Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera; Narrative Affordance: Towards a model of the foreseeability and perceivability of story elements in an Interactive Narrative. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games – Doctoral Consortium Track (FDG 2011), pages 250-252, Bordeaux, France, 2011.


    Books and Parts of Books

    Chris Forsythe, Huafei Liao, Michael Christopher Stefan Trumbo, and Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera; Cognitive Neuroscience of Human Systems: Work and Everyday Life. CRC Press, 2014


    Tech Reports

    Kiran Lakkaraju, Jonathan H. Whetzel, Jina Lee, Asmeret Bier, Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera, and Jeremy Bernstein; Validating Agent Models Through Virtual Worlds. Technical Report SAND2014-0451, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 and Livermore, California 94550. Also available at http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1147200

    Julio César Bahamón, Bradley A. Cassell, R. Michael Young, James M. Thomas, Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera, and David Hinks; Toward Collaborative, Web-Based 3D Environments for the Investigation, Analysis, Annotation and Display of Virtual Crime Scenes. Technical Report DGRC-2011-02, Digital Games Research Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, 2011. Also available at http://dgrc.ncsu.edu/pubs/DGRC-2011-02.pdf

    Awards

    Computational Science Graduate Fellow, Department of Energy, 2011-Present
    Ph.D. GEM Fellow, National GEM Consortium, 2010-2011
    Graduate School Fellow, North Carolina State University, 2010-2011
    Engineering Dean's Fellow, North Carolina State University, 2010-2011
    HENAAC Undergraduate Scholar, Hispanic Engineering National Achievement Awards Corporation, 2009-2010
    Goldman Sachs Scholar, Scholarship for Excellence, 2008-2009