August 12, 2016

CV

Beth Cardier

1976 Munden Point Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23457
bethcardier@Sirius-Beta.com
757-338-4212


EDUCATION

Ph.D.            Departments of Creative Writing and Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 2013.

B.A. (Hons)  Department of English, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, 1998.

B.C.A.          Department of Creative Writing, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, 1997.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016 – present         Consultant, Disney Research, The Walt Disney Company and Affiliates.

2013 – present         Principal Narrative Modeler, Sirius-Beta Inc., Virginia.

2009                         Principal investigator and trainer on Narrative Dynamics, Earl Industries (now General Dynamics), Virginia.

2007 – 2008              Narrative consultant and trainer, Earl Industries, Virginia.

2004 – 2006              Manager, Editorial and Publishing Data, Project Syndicate, Prague.

2001 – 2004              Senior Media Analyst and Trainer, Media Monitors (now iSentia), Sydney.

1997 – 2002              Teacher (part-time), Foundation Studies, Sydney Institute of Technology, Sydney.

 

GRANTS

2016               Writer, Principal Investigator on Design in Information Flow, National Academies Keck Futures Initiative, $50,000.

2016               Writer, Key Personnel on The Innernet, National Academies Keck Futures Initiative, $100,000.

2009               Principal Investigator on Narrative Dynamics for artificial intelligence system, Sheherazade, Earl Research, US Navy grant contracts N00024-06-C-440X to Earl Industries, LLC, US $40,000.

2009               Postgraduate Overseas Research Experience Scholarship, to collaborate with Keith Devlin, Senior Researcher at the Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University. Awarded by the University of Melbourne, $5,000.

2009       Travel grant, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, $500.

2009       Research grant, Department of Information Systems, University of Melbourne, $500.

2007       Traveling Research International Postgraduate Scholarship, University of Melbourne, $2,000.

2007       Melbourne Abroad Traveling Scholarship, University of Melbourne, $1,000.

2007       Travel Grant, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, $500.

 

CREATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS

Editorial Non-Fiction

1995        Cardier, B., Malsberger, K., Henschell, D., The Berkeley Guide to Mexico 1996, New York: Random House, ISBN 0679029878.

 

Non-Fiction in Newspaper Articles and Magazines

2014        Cardier, B., Goranson, H.T., The Future of Storytelling, Stabroek News, Guyana,
September 27, Features.

This syndicated article was published in 5 other newspapers in English.

2013        Goranson, H.T., Cardier, B., The Curing Machine, Al Jarida, Kuwait, May 8, 10.

This syndicated article was published in 17 other newspapers and in six languages: Arabic, English, French, German, Somali and Spanish.

2007        Shooting Scripts, Goranson, H.T., Cardier, B., Taipei Times, Taiwan, May 13, 9.

This article was also published in The Reporter, Ethiopia, May 12, Opinion.

2005        A Symmetric Tourist in Tihany, Mathematical Intelligencer, Springer, 41-43, ISSN: 0343-6993.

 

Fiction in Books

1996         Sleepwalker, Versions: Ways of Knowing (limited edition 100 handmade copies), Wollongong: Womangong Press, pp. 18-33.

1994         Station, Not Patting the Dog: An Anthology of Illawarra Womem’s Writing, ed. Baker, R., Wollongong: Womangong Press, pp. 56-63, ISBN 0646182102.

 

Fiction in Peer-Reviewed Literary Journals and Magazines

2009         Seerstory, Traffic: Fact or Fiction, ed. Smith, M., 11, pp. 147-159, ISSN 1447-2538.

2005         Accidental Kiss, Mathematical Intelligencier, Springer, p. 44, ISSN: 0343-6993.

1998         Theories of Everything, HQ magazine, May-June, pp. 117-121, ISSN 01-19940621-
20044061.

1997         Tongues, scarp, ed. R. Pretty, Vol. 31, November, ISSN 0728-7372.

 

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

2015         Goranson, H.T., Cardier, B., Devlin, K., Pragmatic Phenomenological Types, Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, eds. P. Simeonov, Gare, A. and Cottram, R., 420-436, Elsevier, ISSN: 0079-6107.

2013         Goranson, H.T., Cardier, B., A Two-sorted Logic for Structurally Modeling Systems, Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, eds. P. Simeonov, K. Matsuno, R. Root-Bernstein, Elsevier, 141-178, ISSN: 0079-6107.

2012         Goranson, H.T., Cardier, B., Science-Based Research for Advanced Interoperability,
Revolutionizing Enterprise Interoperability through Scientific Foundations, eds. Y. Charalabidis, Lampathaki, F. and Jardim-Goncalves, R., 322-335. ISBN 978-1466651425.

2011         Cardier, B., Goranson, H.T., Storymaking across Contexts: How a Fiction Writer and a Team of Computer Scientists Came to Terms, Kunapipi: Journal of Post-Colonial Writing and Culture, ed. A. Collett, 31, 37-51, ISSN: 0106-5734.

 

In Preparation

How Higher-Level Interpretive Structures Evolve to Account for Unexpected Concepts in Fantasy Stories, for Discourse Processes, ed. D. Rapp, ISSN 0163-853X.

 

Select Conference Proceedings

2015         The Evolution of Interpretive Contexts in Narrative, Sixth International Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative, eds. M. Finlayson, B. Miller, A. Lieto and R. Ronfard, Cognitive Systems Foundation, OASICS, V. 45, 23-38, ISSN 2190-6807.

2014         Narrative Causal Impetus: Situational Governance in Game of Thrones, Intelligent Narrative Technologies 7, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, eds. J. Zhu, I. Horswill and N. Wardrip-Fruin. AAAI Press: Palo Alto, California, 2-8, ISBN: 978-1577356899.

2009         Seismic Semantic Federation: The View From Machu Picchu, Intelligent Narrative Technologies 2: 2009 AAAI Spring Symposium, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, eds. S. Louchart, M. Menta and D. Roberts. AAAI Press: Palo Alto, California, 12-19.

2008         Goranson, H.T., Takaki, R., Cardier, B., “Kutachi” as an Approach to Design a Narrative Dissymmetry Metric, Bulletin of the Society for the Science on Form. 23 (2), 240-241. Published in Japanese only.

2007         The Story Molecule: Narrative as Information, Intelligent Narrative Technologies: 2007 AAAI Fall Symposium, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, eds. B. Magerko, M. Riedl, AAAI Press: Palo Alto, California, 21-24.

2007         Goranson, H.T., Cardier, B., Scheherazade’s Will – Quantum Narrative Agency, Quantum Interaction, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, eds. P. Bruza, W. Lawless and C. van Rijsbergen, AAAI Press: Palo Alto, California, 63-70.

 

CONFERENCE ACTIVITY

Invited Talks

2009          From Right to Left: The Story, Topoiesis Project, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, October 5.

2003          Core Structures Across Art and Science, the International Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry (ISIS-S) Mini-Symposium, Galeria IX, Budapest, Hungary, August 24.

 

Select Conference Presentations

2015          The Evolution of Interpretive Contexts in Stories, 6th Workshop on the Computational Models of Narrative, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, May 29-31.

2015          Machines and the Human Biome at the Frontier of Medicine workshop, Art-Science, Engineering and Medicine Conference, National Academies Keck Futures Initiative, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center, Irvine, California, Nov 11-14.

2014          Narrative Causal Impetus: Governance through Situational Shift in ‘Game of Thrones’,
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence – Intelligent Narrative Technologies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 17-18.

2009          Seismic Semantic Federation: The View From Machu Picchu, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence – Intelligent Narrative Technologies II, Stanford University, Menlo Park, California, March 23-25.

2008          Kutachi as an Approach to Design a Narrative Dissymmetry Metric, 6th Congress of the
Japanese Society for the Science of Form, University of Kyoto, Japan, November 1-3.

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

2007          Australian Postgraduate Award (Ph.D. full tuition and $21,000 p.a. stipend).

2003          First Place in Best Use of Communication Planning, Awards for the Association of Media Evaluation Companies, London.

1999          Resident Fellow, Eleanor Dark Foundation, Varuna Writer’s Centre, NSW.

1998          Resident Mentorship Fellow, Eleanor Dark Foundation, Varuna Writer’s Centre, NSW.

1996          The University Day Student Award, University of Wollongong.

1995          First place in The Eisner Prize, for the novella Fall and Other Qualities of Angels.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Earl Industries LLC., Portsmouth, Narrative Consultant and Trainer.
Taught elite programming team narrative structures for privately funded artificial
intelligence system development ($2 million program) (2007 – 2009).

University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Teaching Assistant – Instructor of Record.
Creative Writing Ideas and Practice (1st semester, 2008).

Sydney Institute of Technology, Sydney, Sole Instructor.
Computer Studies, Adult Literacy (full year, 2000-2001)
Tutorial Support (1997 – 2002)

University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Teaching Assistant.
Creative writing workshop (temporary teacher, 1996)

 

TEACHING QUALIFICATION
Cert IV Certificate in Workplace Training and Assessment (Australian Community College
teaching qualification), Sydney Institute of Technology, Sydney, 2001.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Peer Review

2016          Manuscript reviewer for the International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, Los Angeles Nov 15-18.

2014          Manuscript reviewer for Text: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses.

2012          Manuscript reviewer for interdisciplinary journal Symmetry: Art and Science.

2007          Manuscript reviewer for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems.

 

To Community

Advisory Board, International Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry, 2004 – present.

Program Committee for the International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, Los Angeles Nov 15-18.

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Association for Women in Science, 2015 – present.
American Association for University Women, 2015 – present.
Hampton Roads Writers, 2014 – present.
Association for Writing Professionals, 2014 – present.
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, 2005 – 2010.
The International Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry, 2001 – present.
The Varuna Writer’s Centre, 1997- 2000.

 

PATENTS (pending)

Goranson, H.T., Cardier, B., A System and Method for Ontology Derivation.

This is a system for formally modeling narrative information. It can support advanced situated reasoning and emphasizes engagement, ambiguity and reinterpretation. US 14/093,229.

 


REFEREES

Kevin Brophy
Professor of Creative Writing
University of Melbourne
Parkville, VIC 3010
Australia
Phone: +61 3 8344-8425
Email: kevinjb@unimelb.edu.au

Liz Sonenberg
Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research Collaboration and Infrastructure)
Department of Computing and Information Systems
University of Melbourne
Parkville, VIC 3010
Australia
Phone: +61 3 9035-8619
Email: l.sonenberg@unimelb.edu.au

Ian Horswill
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Departments of Electrical Engineering/ Computer Science and Radio/Television/Film
EECS Department
Northwestern University
2133 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: +1 847-467-1256
Email: ian@northwestern.edu