Danielle Olson

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  • Position: Graduate Student
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  • Areas of Study: Virtual Reality (VR), Computational & Cognitive Approaches to Self-Representation, Avatars, Educational Technology, Interactive & Generative Narrative, Artificial Intelligence (AI).
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  • Last Update: March 3, 2017
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Biography

Danielle Olson is a Ph.D. Student in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at MIT and works as a Research Assistant in the Imagination, Computation, and Expressions (ICE) Lab within the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Danielle graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science & Engineering from MIT in 2014. While at MIT, Danielle founded Gique Corporation, an educational nonprofit 501(c)(3) that exists to inspire & educate youth in STEAM. She also served as an MIT Media Lab undergraduate researcher, MIT Cheerleading Squad Captain, & first Student Ambassador to the MIT Office of Minority Education. Following her graduation from MIT, Danielle worked as a Program Manager at the Microsoft New England Research & Development Center. Danielle has also previously worked as Summer Program Coordinator for the MIT Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community (MOSTEC).

Publications

"Authoring Conversational Narratives in Games with the Chimeria Platform" In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games (FDG 2014) – Designated Exemplary Paper. http://groups.csail.mit.edu/icelab/sites/default/files/pdf/Harrell2014authoring.pdf