Chris Martens


I am queer and nonbinary and I am a computer science professor.//

My intellectual curiosity has always been driven by interdisciplinary connections between computer science and other disciplines, and the computational abstractions that those relationships afford. In college, I fell in love with the relationship between logic and computation, and decided to pursue a Ph.D. on theoretical foundations of programming languages at Carnegie Mellon. Fast-forward one dissertation, a postdoc, and three years of a tenure-track faculty career at North Carolina State: now I work at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Human-Computer Interaction, developing and understanding computational abstractions for narrative, interactive virtual worlds, and rule-based systems. I direct the Principles of Expressive Machines (POEM) research lab, a supportive community of amazing Ph.D., masters, and undergraduate students. I was recently awarded an NSF CAREER Award to support research on narrative generation from privacy policies.

Twitter @chrisamaphone