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Seth Cooper

Creative Director, Foldit, Center for Game Science, University of Washington

Seth Cooper

Seth Cooper is the Creative Director of the Center for Game Science at the Computer Science and Engineering department at the University of Washington, where he earned his PhD. He is interested in using video games to solve difficult real world problems. He is the chief architect and lead designer of Foldit, a video game that has allowed hundreds of thousands of players to contribute to biochemical scientific research. He is currently working on games with applications in a variety of fields, from education to software verification. He has also developed game technologies for real-time crowd simulation and character control that have been licensed by game companies.

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