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Ashish Amresh

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

Research Scientist, Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development

As a Research Scientist at the Center for Human, AI and Robot Teaming and 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.


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


2011, Ph.D., Arizona State University


Research Interests: 

Game Design

Game Based Learning

STEM Education

Geometric Modeling

Research Activity: 
Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-CSEThe ASU Experience
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
SER 216Sftware Enterpr:PersProc&Qual
SER 315Software Enterprise: Dsgn&Proc
CSE 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SER 216Sftware Enterpr:PersProc&Qual
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 493Honors Thesis
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 584Internship
CSE 599Thesis
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SER 590Reading and Conference
SER 593Applied Project
SER 595Continuing Registration
  • 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).
Honors / Awards: 
  • ASU President's Award for Innovation, 2012
  • ASU College of Technology and Innovation Faculty Mentor Award, 2011
  • Founding Program Chair, Simulation Science, Games and Animation, Embry Riddle (2017 - 2019)
  • Director, Ultimate Technolgy Boot Camp, ASU Polytechnic (2013 - 2017)
  • Founding Member, City of Gilbert's Spark App League (2013 - 2105)
  • 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)