Hi! I’m Eric Butler, a Ph.D. student in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington in the Center for Game Science, where I work with Zoran Popović and Emina Torlak.

I investigate applying computational methods such as inductive program synthesis to automate the design of learning systems and digital games. I’m interested in exploring mixed-initiative design tools for such systems powered by techniques from programming languages and artificial intelligence. I have prior experience with design tools, automated game design, educational technology, and generative methods.

I also create a lot of digital computer-things like games, which you can check out on my projects page.

(This page last updated January 2016)