May 25th, 2009
Seth Cooper is the creative director of the Center for Game Science at the University of Washington, where he received his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering. His current research focuses on using video games to solve difficult scientific problems. He is co-creator and lead designer and developer of Foldit, a scientific discovery game that has allowed video gamers to advance the field of biochemistry. He has also done research in real-time animation and motion capture for games, and has previously worked at Square Enix, Electronic Arts, Pixar Animation Studios, and the UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory (on BOINC).