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Asst. Professor
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Amresh is an Assistant Professor in the Compting Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering School and is leading the Computer Gaming curriculum initiatives at Arizona State University, where he founded the Computer Gaming Certificate, Camp Game and UTBC summer programs. In the past he worked for Ronin Entertainment as Graphics Software Engineer known for Star Wars: Force Commander and Bruce Lee Quest of the Dragon. 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.

Expertise

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

Education

2011, Ph.D., Arizona State University

 

Research Interests

Game Design

Game Based Learning

STEM Education

Geometric Modeling

Courses

Summer 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CSE 584 Internship
CST 499 Individualized Instruction
SER 484 Internship
SER 499 Individualized Instruction

Spring 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CSE 599 Thesis
CST 484 Internship
CST 490 Reading and Conference
CST 493 Honors Thesis
CST 499 Individualized Instruction
SER 332 Intro Graphics & Game Devel
SER 432 Game Engine Architecture
SER 598 Special Topics

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CST 484 Internship
CST 492 Honors Directed Study
CST 493 Honors Thesis
CST 496 Ethics/Professional-Computing
CST 499 Individualized Instruction
CST 580 Practicum
CST 584 Internship
CST 590 Reading and Conference
CST 593 Applied Project
CST 599 Thesis
SER 401 Computing Capstone I
SER 431 Advanced Graphics

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CST 593 Applied Project
CST 599 Thesis
SER 332 Intro Graphics & Game Devel
SER 432 Game Engine Architecture

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CST 100 Object-Oriented Software Dev I
CST 111 Intro to Game Development
CST 484 Internship
CST 490 Reading and Conference
CST 492 Honors Directed Study
CST 493 Honors Thesis
CST 496 Ethics/Professional-Computing
CST 499 Individualized Instruction
CST 580 Practicum
CST 584 Internship
CST 590 Reading and Conference
CST 593 Applied Project
CST 599 Thesis

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CST 200 Obj-Oriented Software Devel II
CST 294 Special Topics

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CST 100 Object-Oriented Software Dev I
CST 194 Special Topics
CST 496 Ethics/Professional-Computing

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CST 194 Special Topics

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CST 294 Special Topics
EGR 102 Intro to Engineering Design II
HON 294 Special Topics

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CST 194 Special Topics
CST 496 Ethics/Professional-Computing
HON 194 Special Topics

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CST 294 Special Topics

Winter 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CST 194 Special Topics

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CST 194 Special Topics
CST 496 Ethics/Professional-Computing

Summer 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CPI 111 Game Development I

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Ashish Amresh, Alex Okita. Unreal Game Development. AK Peters (2010).

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Presentations

  1. Ashish Amresh Teaching Singapore Math using Games. TedX ASUwest. (Apr 2011).
  2. Ashish Amresh Introduction to Shading Languages. UAT Tech Forum. (Nov 2008).
  3. Ashish Amresh Reviewer. Computer Human Interaction (CHI) 09. (Oct 2008).
  4. Ashish Amresh Reviewer. IEEE Table Top. (Sep 2008).
  5. Ashish Amresh Making a career in the Video Game Industry. Destination College - Chandler Gilbert Community College. (Aug 2008).
  6. Ashish Amresh ASU's newly launched Gaming Certificate. Fulton Summer Engineering Program. (Aug 2008).
  7. Ashish AMresh Advisory board Member. Game Education Summit 08. (Jun 2008).
  8. Ashish Amresh Creating a Video Game Program at a Research One University. Game Education Summit 08. (Jun 2008).
  9. Ashish Amresh Video Game development opportunities for small business. TechOasis. (Apr 2008).

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Chen,Angela Chia-Chen * , Amresh,Ashish , Todd,Michael Wayne , . A Pilot Study of a Computer-tailored Intervention to Promote HPV Vaccination among Mexican American Adolescents. SIGMA THETA TAU (6/1/2014 - 8/30/2015).
  2. Amresh,Ashish * . ATIC: Burst Games for English Language and Composition. (3/1/2014 - 12/31/2014).
  3. Amresh,Ashish * Amresh,Ashish * . Technology Based Obesity Prevention Project (TeBOPP). MARICOPA INTEGRATED HEALTH SYS (11/1/2013 - 6/30/2015).
  4. Amresh,Ashish * . Proposal for Creation of Mobile Phone Application for Domestic Violence Victim Advocate Services Interactive Web Map. OCONNOR HOUSE (8/1/2013 - 5/31/2014).
  5. Amresh,Ashish * . ATIC: Burst Games for Critical Thinking. (7/17/2013 - 2/28/2014).
  6. Amresh,Ashish * . ATIC: Burst games to teach environmental science concepts. (3/1/2013 - 7/31/2013).
  7. Montoya,Mitzi * , Amresh,Ashish , Branaghan,Russell Joseph , Chattopadhyay,Aditi , Clavijo,Sergio A , Cooke,Nancy Jaworski , Dahm,Werner J. , Diaz,Rodolfo Enrique , Femiani,John C , Humble,Jane E , Razdan,Anshuman , Redkar,Sangram S , Shunk,Dan Louis , Waissi,Gary R , Wonka,Peter , . C/S: Aerospace & Defense Initiative - Partnerships in Innovation. GENERAL ATOMICS (8/1/2011 - 12/29/2011).
  8. Montoya,Mitzi * , Amresh,Ashish , Branaghan,Russell Joseph , Chattopadhyay,Aditi , Clavijo,Sergio A , Cooke,Nancy Jaworski , Dahm,Werner J. , Diaz,Rodolfo Enrique , Femiani,John C , Humble,Jane E , Rajadas,John N , Razdan,Anshuman , Redkar,Sangram S , Shunk,Dan Louis , Waissi,Gary R , Wonka,Peter , . Aerospace & Defense Initiative - Partnerships in Innovation. SFAz (11/1/2010 - 7/31/2012).
  9. Amresh,Ashish * . C/S: Aerospace & Defense Initiative - Partnerships in Innovation. ALION (11/1/2010 - 7/31/2012).

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Service

  1. Game Education Summitt, Advisory Board Member (2011 - 2012)
  2. Faculty Search Committe, member (2010 - 2011)
  3. Undergraduate Program Committe, member (2010 - 2011)
  4. Informatics undergraduate program comittee, member (2008 - 2009)
  5. SCI Game Development Studio, Faculty Advisor (2008 - 2009)
  6. Freshman Mentorship Committee, member (2008)
  7. CampGame 08, Director (2008)
  8. SCI, Internship mentor (2008)
  9. Arizona Science Fair, Judge (2008)

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