James R. (Jim) Parker
Jim has degrees in Applied Mathematics (B.Sc. Calgary, 1977), Computer Science (M.Sc., Calgary, 1980) and Informatics (Ph.D., Universiteit Ghent with greatest distinction, 1998). He has been a Full Professor of Computer Science, a professor or Drama, and a professor or Art in a 30 year career in academia. He has published over 140 technical articles on simulation, video games, computer vision, and artificial intelligence. He is also the author of five books, including this one.
Dr. Parker has taught game design and has designed a score of games in the Serious Game category, including the acclaimed Booze Cruise in 2007-08. This was an impaired driving simulator in game form, and was designed to show that concentrating hard could not account for alcohol impairment when driving a vehicle.