Nathan Prestopnik

Nathan Prestopnik

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science
Faculty, Emerging Media Degree
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences

Specialty:Human-Computer Interaction, Emerging Media, Interactive Design, Game Design
Phone:(607) 274-3602
E-mail:nprestopnik@ithaca.edu
Office: Williams Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850

I'm a human-computer interaction (HCI) researcher with an interest in games with a purpose, information visualization, and user experience design. Most of my work follows a "design science" approach where I conceptualize, design, build, and evaluate systems (like video games or visualization tools) with research goals in mind.

Current Projects:

  • Diplomats, Assassins, & Spies: NLP game where players dual evil robots and record emotion in tweets.
  • Citizen Sort: Games where players classify plants, animals, and insects for biologists. (www.citizensort.org)
  • TEMPO: Educational visualization of the battle of Midway (1942). (www.imperialsolutions.com/tempo)

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Information Science & Technology, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University (2013)
  • M.Phil. in Information Science & Technology, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University (2012)
  • M.S. in New Media, Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University (2006)
  • B.A. in American History, Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University (2001)
  • B.A. in TV-Radio-Film Production, Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University (2001)

Career:

  • Web Administrator at Morrisville State College (2006-2009)
  • UX, Web, & Interactive Designer (various companies) in Los Angeles, CA and Clifton Park, NY (2001-2005)
  • Freelance design and consulting (2001-present)

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