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Dr. Rania Hodhod

Associate Professor/Assistant Chair
Computer Science, TSYS School of

Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 454


Biography

Rania Hodhod is an Assistant Professor in TSYS School of Computer Science, Columbus State University. Rania teaches and supervises undergraduate and graduate students. Rania’s research interests span a range of areas, such as artificial intelligence, expert systems, serious games, interactive narrative and computational creativity. Rania has published over 35 refereed articles and a book chapter in these areas. Her research work has been partially supported by ITIDA (Information Technology Industry Development Agency).

Rania earned a PhD degree from University of York, UK. From 2011-2013, Rania was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Adaptive Digital Media (ADAM) Lab in the Georgia Tech School of Literature, Media and Communication where she researched and developed a computational model for shared mental models in digital improvisation environments, in addition to the development of a new context-based structural retrieval algorithm for cognitive scripts. In 2013, Rania joined the Entertainment Intelligence Lab in the Georgia Tech School of Interactive Computing where she researched procedural generation of computer game content, commonsense knowledge bases and computational creativity.

Honors and Awards

  • CSU Teaching and Learning Award 2017
  • LEAD CSU Fellowship, 2016
  • Phi Kappa Phi, 2016
  • Finalist for the Faculty Research and Scholarships Award at CSU, 2016
  • Columbus State University Outstanding Teacher of Writing Award , 2014-2015
  • Recognition of Excellence: Graduate Faculty Award, 2015
  • Faculty Writing Fellowship Award, 2015
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