Dan Ventura is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at Brigham Young University. Prior to joining the faculty at BYU, he was a member of the Information Sciences and Technology division of the Applied Research Laboratory and a member of the Graduate Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering at Penn State University. Dan has also spent time in industry as a Research Scientist with fonix corporation, working on the development of state-of-the-art technology for large vocabulary continuous speech recognition.

His research focuses on creating artificial intelligent systems that incorporate robustness, adaptation and creativity in their approaches to problem solving and incorporates neural models, machine learning techniques, and evolutionary computation.

Latest News: PIERRE stars in a video vignette with the Food Nanny.

The 6th International Conference on Computational Creativity will be held in Park City, Utah, June 28--July 2, 2015.

The 5th International Conference on Computational Creativity will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 10--13, 2014.

PIERRE is featured in an online Pacific Standard article.

DARCI gets a bit of a mention in an online Wired article.

DARCI and PIERRE were featured with The Painting Fool in a celebration of computational creativity entitled You Can't Know My Mind at Galerie Oberkampf, Paris July 12-19

The 4th International Conference on Computational Creativity will be held in Sydney, Australia, June 14--16, 2013.

I'll be speaking in The Creative Web: Computational Creativity as a Web-Service, an international symposium held at KAIST December 3-4, 2012.

DARCI was recently featured on Studio360.

The 3rd International Conference on Computational Creativity will be held in Dublin, Ireland, May 30 -- June 1, 2012. Check it out.

DARCI recently entered her first art show and came away with a 2nd Place Prize in the Digital Art Category.

DARCI will be jurying a show at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday Nov. 5, 2012 as part of ACM C&C 2011.

The 2nd International Conference on Computational Creativity held in Mexico City, Mexico, April 27-29, 2011 was a huge success.

We have begun developing a system, called DARCI, that will (eventually) autonomously produce quality art that communicates intent. Right now, DARCI is learning to develop aesthetic and conceptual appreciation and recently acted as the sole juror of an art show in Gallery 303 in the Harris Fine Arts Center. The show ran March 19-31, with a closing reception held March 31. Check out the results online.

The 1st International Conference on Computational Creativity was a great success in Lisbon, Portugal.

The symposium on Creative Intelligent Systems was held spring 2008 as part of the AAAI Spring Symposium Series.