Robin Burke is a Professor at CDM. His research interests are in artificial intelligence as applied to social computing. His current work concentrates on the area of recommender systems, including comparative evaluation of hybrid designs, the investigation of the security properties of recommender system algorithms, and applications in social tagging systems.
Professor Burke helped initiate the Computer Game Development program at CDM and teaches a number of its courses including Introduction to Game Design, Game AI, and History of Games.
Professor Burke earned his PhD in 1993 from Northwestern University, working with Professor Roger Schank, one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He worked in post-doctoral positions at the University of Chicago, and then in 1998, left academic employment to help found a 'dot-com' startup. He returned to academic work in 2000 first at the University of California, Irvine and then at California State University, Fullerton. In the Fall of 2002, he began his current position at DePaul University.
Artificial Intelligence, Game Development
Specific Research Areas
AAAI, ACM (SIGec, SIGIR), IEEE Computer