Serious Games Research Group

Serious Games Research Group


We are interested in serious games: these are computer games and gaming-related technologies for the purpose of training and education.

“Game” does not narrowly refer to only entertainment, as modern game engines are used everywhere from media and simulations to digital twins. We deploy immersive technologies (virtual reality, eye-tracking technology) as part of the experience.

We examine AI techniques, such as search and learning, to provide adaptive and personalized experiences, and for automated natural language generation.

GEARS Research Project


Congratulations to Yiwei Zhang

Congratulations to Yiwei Zhang for having his paper "Enhancing MCTS with Convolutional Autoencoder and Linear Approximator in XCOM-Inspired Environments" accepted at the Tenth AIIDE Workshop on Experimental Artificial Intelligence in...
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Welcome new master’s student

We welcome Mahdi Farrokhi Maleki, new master's student, in our research group!
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New Publication: Collaborative Problem Solving in VR Games 

We have a new journal publication: Behavioral Modeling of Collaborative Problem Solving in Multiplayer Virtual Reality Manufacturing Simulation Games in the Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering. Tyler...
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Email: seriousgames (at)

Serious Games Research Group: ICT 716

Department of Computer Science
University of Calgary

2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4, Canada