George Mason University
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George Mason University

Jan Allbeck

Associate Professor, Computer Science

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  • 703-993-1794 (office)
  • Nguyen Engineering Building, 5324
    4400 University Drive, MS 4A5
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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Jan Allbeck is currently the Associate Dean of the Honors College. She has taught at George Mason University since 2009. She has explored many aspects of computer graphics but is most drawn to research at the crossroads of animation, artificial intelligence, and psychology in the simulation of virtual humans.


PhD, Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania (2009)

BS, Computer Science and Mathematics, Bloomberg University of Pennsylvania (1995)

BA, Computer Science and Mathematics, Bloomberg University (1995)

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Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor


2014 - 2015 : NVESD Virtual Worlds. Funded by CACI Technologies Inc.

2010 - 2013 : UPENNAFOSRSUBTLE: Situation Understanding Bot Through Language and Environment. Funded by 21st Century.

2012 - 2013 : Army NVESD. Funded by Trideum.

Research Interests

Artificial Intelligence, Computer Games Technology, and Computer Graphics

Selected Publications

Journal Article


Virtual Crowds: Steps Toward Behavioral Realism

Published on November 1, 2015


Understanding Everything NPCs Can Do

Published on August 7, 2018