I'm Zhiyu Lin, a Ph.D. candidate at College of Computing of Georgia Institute of Technology (expected graduation Fall 2023), affiliated with Entertainment Intelligence Laboratory and advised by Dr. Mark Riedl.
My distinct combination of engineering expertise, leadership skills, and experience in studying humans and AIs both quantitatively and qualitatively to build algorithms and frameworks with human values in the center of the stage makes me distinct from other researchers. They enable me to study how humans and AI, as an assemblage, can achieve beyond either humans or AI themselves, through the lens of mixed-initiative, co-creativity, human-centered AI, and computational co-creativity.
April - June 2023: Our paper, Beyond Prompts: Exploring the Design Space of Mixed-Initiative Co-Creativity Systems , has been accepted by ICCC '23 and recognized as the Best Paper!
February 2023: I'm serving as a Program Committee member at HCXAI 2023, an ACM CHI Workshop !
November 2022: I'm serving as a Program Committee member at FDG 2023 !
August 2022: Our paper, Creative Wand: A System to Study Effects of Communications in Co-creative Settings , has been accepted by AIIDE 2022!
February 2022: Our paper, NovGrid: A Flexible Grid World for Evaluating Agent Response to Novelty , appeared on AAAI Spring Symposium 2022!
This framework makes mixed-initiative, co-creativity research easy!
Click each heading to see my research related to these projects!
How should an AI support mixed-initiative co-creative experiences, enabling the creation of contents that are superior to what either human or AI could produce on their own?
How should an AI adapt to changes by detecting novelties, learning from them, and seek for help from human when needed?
When I'm not at work, I enjoy jogging, cycling, visiting places, techno/electro music. I usually act as @xxbidiao (lit. Mini Pidgeot) on the web.
I enjoy playing video games (especially RPGs and Rhythm Action Games) as I research them, keep thinking what is the best way for a player to co-create a living world with AI, so that they will always find their game of the year! :)