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: DARCI is collaborating with The Painting Fool for a celebration of computational creativity entitled You Can't Know My Mind. If you are in Paris July 12-19, check it out at Galerie Oberkampf.
I'm on sabbatical till Fall semester 2013. I'll be visiting Tony Veale at University College, Dublin; Geraint Wiggins at Queen Mary, University of London; and Simon Colton at Imperial College, London.
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.
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 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.