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  • Distinguished Professor, Economics
  • Founder and Director, LEEPS lab

Daniel Friedman joined the UCSC Economics faculty in 1985 after teaching at UCLA and UC Berkeley. He has broad research interests in applied economic theory, with emphasis on learning and evolution, laboratory experiments, and financial markets. The coauthor of five academic books, fourteen NSF... more

  • Professor, Literature
  • Assistant Professor, Film & Digital Media

Professor Soraya Murray is an interdisciplinary scholar who focuses on contemporary visual culture, with particular interest in contemporary art, cultural studies and games. Murray holds a Ph.D. in art history and visual studies from Cornell University, and an MFA in Studio Art from the... more

  • Assistant Professor, Film & Digital Media

Susana Ruiz is an artist and scholar whose work traverses the intersections of cinema, games, art, ethics and activism. Her teaching and research are broadly concerned with how the intersection of art practice, design, computation, and storytelling can enable emergent forms of social justice,... more

  • Professor, Digital Arts & New Media MFA Program
  • Professor, Film & Digital Media Department

Warren Sack is a software designer and media theorist whose work explores theories and designs for online public space and public discussion. He is Professor of Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz and earned a B.A. from Yale College and an S.M. and... more

  • Professor, Computer Science
  • Graduate Program Director, Computational Media

Marilyn Walker is a Professor of Computational Media and Computer Science and head of the Natural Language and Dialogue Systems Lab at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her current research includes work on extending the language capabilities of interactive games, with a focus on... more

  • Professor, Computational Media

Noah Wardrip-Fruin is an Associate Professor of Computational Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he co-directs the Expressive Intelligence Studio, one of the world's largest technical research groups focused on games. He also directs the Playable Media group in UCSC's... more