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Ashish Amresh

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Research Scientist (FSC)
Academic Professional, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 8409
Biography

Research Scientist, Decision Theater.

As a Research Scientist at the Decision Theater, Dr. Amresh conducts research in the development of Serious Games and previously he led the Computer Gaming curriculum initiatives at Arizona State University, where he founded the Computer Gaming Certificate, Camp Game and UTBC summer programs. He was the founding program chair for the Simulation Science Games and Animation program at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and his industry pursuits included working for Ronin Entertainment as a Graphics Software Engineer known for Star Wars: Force Commander and Bruce Lee Quest of the Dragon games. He is the author of Unreal Game Development, a popular book used for teaching game development skills for high school students. He has given numerous talks on using games in the class room for enhancing math and science learning. He is currently researching the development of software tools to improve game based learning outcomes.

Expertise

Computer Aided Geometric Design (CAGD); Real-Time Rendering; Visualization and Video Game Programming; Game Based Learning; Serious Game Development

Education

2011, Ph.D., Arizona State University

 

Research Interests

Game Design

Game Based Learning

STEM Education

Geometric Modeling

Research Activity
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 584Internship
CSE 599Thesis
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SER 590Reading and Conference
SER 593Applied Project
SER 595Continuing Registration
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CST 499Individualized Instruction
CSE 584Internship
CSE 599Thesis
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SER 222Dsgn & Analy: Data Strs & Algo
SER 322Database Management
SER 493Honors Thesis
SER 580Practicum
SER 590Reading and Conference
CSE 590Reading and Conference
SER 593Applied Project
SER 595Continuing Registration
CSE 599Thesis
SER 599Thesis
HSE 792Research
HSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SER 334Operating Systems and Networks
SER 401Computing Capstone I
CSE 580Practicum
SER 580Practicum
SER 590Reading and Conference
SER 593Applied Project
SER 594Conference and Workshop
CSE 595Continuing Registration
SER 595Continuing Registration
CSE 599Thesis
SER 599Thesis
SMC 792Research
SMC 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SER 484Internship
CST 499Individualized Instruction
CSE 584Internship
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SER 332Intro Graphics & Game Devel
SER 432Game Engine Architecture
SER 493Honors Thesis
SER 580Practicum
CSE 590Reading and Conference
SER 593Applied Project
SER 598Special Topics
CSE 599Thesis
SMC 792Research
SMC 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SER 492Honors Directed Study
SER 493Honors Thesis
SER 580Practicum
SER 584Internship
SER 590Reading and Conference
SER 593Applied Project
SER 594Conference and Workshop
CSE 595Continuing Registration
SER 595Continuing Registration
CSE 599Thesis
SER 599Thesis
SMC 792Research
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SER 484Internship
CST 499Individualized Instruction
CSE 584Internship
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SER 332Intro Graphics & Game Devel
SER 432Game Engine Architecture
CST 484Internship
CST 490Reading and Conference
CST 493Honors Thesis
CST 499Individualized Instruction
SER 598Special Topics
CSE 599Thesis
Presentations
  • Ashish Amresh. Teaching Singapore Math using Games. TedX ASUwest (Apr 2011).
  • Ashish Amresh. Introduction to Shading Languages. UAT Tech Forum (Nov 2008).
  • Ashish Amresh. Reviewer. Computer Human Interaction (CHI) 09 (Oct 2008).
  • Ashish Amresh. Reviewer. IEEE Table Top (Sep 2008).
  • Ashish Amresh. Making a career in the Video Game Industry. Destination College - Chandler Gilbert Community College (Aug 2008).
  • Ashish Amresh. ASU's newly launched Gaming Certificate. Fulton Summer Engineering Program (Aug 2008).
  • Ashish AMresh. Advisory board Member. Game Education Summit 08 (Jun 2008).
  • Ashish Amresh. Creating a Video Game Program at a Research One University. Game Education Summit 08 (Jun 2008).
  • Ashish Amresh. Video Game development opportunities for small business. TechOasis (Apr 2008).
Service
  • Game Education Summitt, Advisory Board Member (2011 - 2012)
  • Faculty Search Committe, member (2010 - 2011)
  • Undergraduate Program Committe, member (2010 - 2011)
  • Informatics undergraduate program comittee, member (2008 - 2009)
  • SCI Game Development Studio, Faculty Advisor (2008 - 2009)
  • Freshman Mentorship Committee, member (2008 - 2008)
  • CampGame 08, Director (2008 - 2008)
  • SCI, Internship mentor (2008 - 2008)
  • Arizona Science Fair, Judge (2008 - 2008)