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Tuesday, July 14 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Winning Against Pandemics: Games as Essential Tools for Planning and Response

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The current COVID-19 pandemic highlights how games can be far more than entertainment. Games can be used to simulate the spread of disease, help to develop mitigation strategies, and even develop new treatments and vaccines. Join our expert panel as we discuss the development of games for pandemics over the last 15 years, including current high-impact efforts. Panelists will also discuss future directions and provide insights and advice for funding and transition.

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Russell Schilling

Innovation Leader for Science and Technology
Russell Shilling, Ph.D. has been involved in developing “serious games” for over 30 years.  A retired Navy Captain, he was a program officer at both Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Defense Advanced Research Programs Agency (DARPA) where he developed games and VR applications... Read More →

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Noah Falstein

President, The Inspiracy
Noah Falstein has been a video game developer since 1980, and was one of the first 10 employees at LucasArts Entertainment, The 3DO Company, and Dreamworks Interactive. He recently served for four years as Google’s Chief Game Designer, working closely with their AR and VR projects... Read More →
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Seth Cooper

Assistant Professor, Northeastern University
Seth Cooper is an Assistant Professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University.  He was previously Creative Director of the Center for Game Science at the University of Washington, where he earned his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering.  Seth's... Read More →
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Francesco Cavallari

Founder, Video Games Without Borders
Francesco has 20 years of experience in the games industry having held both technical and leadership positions at Ubisoft. In 2015 he founded Video Games Without Borders, a nonprofit organization and a global community of people who believe in digital games to change the world for... Read More →
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Rhiju Das

Associate Professor, Stanford University
Dr. Das is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Stanford University School of Medicine. His lab focuses on computer modeling and design of RNA molecules, which code for elaborate biological machines like viruses, ribosomes, self-replicases, and agile RNA medicines. Dr. Das leads... Read More →

Tuesday July 14, 2020 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT