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2021 Faculty Mentoring Award Winner

Rania Hodhod

Rania Hodhod, associate professor and assistant chair in the TSYS School of Computer Science at Columbus State University, earned a BS in computer science and pure math and MS in computer and information sciences at Ain Shams University in Egypt, as well as a PhD in computer science from the University of York in the United Kingdom. Her research interests include artificial intelligence, expert systems, serious games, interactive narrative, and computational creativity. Since 2014, she has mentored more than 60 students.

Rania earned a PhD degree from University of York, UK. From 2011-2013, Rania was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Adaptive Digital Media (ADAM) Lab in the Georgia Tech School of Literature, Media and Communication where she researched and developed a computational model for shared mental models in digital improvisation environments, in addition to the development of a new context-based structural retrieval algorithm for cognitive scripts. In 2013, Rania joined the Entertainment Intelligence Lab in the Georgia Tech School of Interactive Computing where she researched procedural generation of computer game content, commonsense knowledge bases and computational creativity.