May 13, 2016

Professional experience

2016 – now       Consultant, Disney Research, Pittsburgh.

 

2013 – now       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.


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, 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.


GRANTS

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

 

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.