Alina Christenbury

Spatial Games Researcher. Game Designer. Founder.

alinac@udel.edu | alinac.me

Research Interests

Games, collaborative experiences, artificial intelligence, spatial technology, human-computer interaction, generative art, procedural generation

Education

June 2019 — Present Computer Science PhD. University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

Computer Science B.S. University of Delaware, Newark, DE. 3.28/4.0.

Awards

Nov 2020 Pitch Project Finalist.

Sep 2020 Oculus Launchpad.

May 2019 Unidel Distinguished Graduate Scholars Program.

May 2019 Lauri Pfeffer Shinn Memorial Award.

Dec 2018 GLITCH’s Power Leveling Program.

Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Fall 2015 Dean’s List.

Experience

January 2020 - Present Founder. Ivy Interactive. Newark, DE.

May 2019 — Present Founder. Delaware Games Collective. Newark, DE.

June 2020 - Present Research Fellow. University of Delaware. Newark, DE.

September 2018 - June 2020 Research Fellow. University of Delaware Human-Computer Interaction Lab. Newark, DE.

Sep 2018 — October 2019 VIP:VR Project Manager. University of Delaware. Newark, DE.

Jun 2018 — Aug 2018 Virtual Reality Summer Scholar. University of Delaware. Newark, DE.

Jan 2018 — Feb 2018 Front End Developer. Golden Egg Labs. Newark, DE.

May 2017 — Aug 2017 Game Development Intern. University of Delaware. Newark, DE.

Feb 2017 — May 2017 Game Design Intern. SmartyPal. Philadelphia, PA.

Misc. Freelance Web Developer.

Hackathons

Jan 2019 Reality Virtually Hackathon. MIT Media Lab. Cambridge, MA.

Dec 2019 HenHacks. University of Delaware. Newark, DE.

Nov 2018 Hack Princeton. Princeton University. Princeton, NJ.

Jan 2018 HoyaHacks. Georgetown University. Washington, DC.

Apr 2018 Delhack. University of Delaware. Newark, DE.

Jun 2016 Dataworks: Delaware’s First Open Data Hackathon. Open Data Delaware. Wilmington DE.

Invited Talks

Jan 2019 A Flick of the Wrist: Defining the Next Generation of Human-Computer Interaction. TEDx Goldey Beacom College Salon

Oct 2018 Are you interested in Virtual Reality? Rewriting the Code. Webinar.

Poster Presentations

Oct 2018 Computer Science 55th Anniversary Celebration. University of Delaware.

Aug 2018 Undergraduate Research and Service Scholar Celebratory Symposium. University of Delaware.

Press

Aug 2018 Seeing the World Through a Different Lens. UDaily. Interview by Tracey Bryant.

Technical Skills

Game Engines

Unity.

Programming Languages

Python, C#, Java, C/C++.

Markup

Markdown, LaTeX.

Web

HTML, CSS, SCSS, Javascript, React.

IDEs

Pycharm, IntelliJ IDEA, CLion, Webstorm.

Version Control

Git, Sourcetree.

Film

Final Cut Pro 10, Adobe After Effects.

Selected Coursework

Summer 2020 Fast AI (MOOC). Fall 2018 Human-Computer Interaction.

Extracurriculars

September 2020 - Present Support Player. Overwatch. Tespa.

May 2018 — Jan 2019 President. Association for Computing Machinery at the University of Delaware.

May 2017 — May 2018 Vice President. Casual Video Game Club at the University of Delaware.

May 2017 — May 2018 Treasurer. Humans vs Zombies at the University of Delaware.

Personal

Twitter: @AlinaWithAFace