Vadim Bulitko is Professor of Computing Science at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His work focuses on building strong experimental models of artificial intelligence in order to assess their heuristic value in the field. He ultimately strives to enhance our understanding of the nature of intelligence and cognition in human and animals through such computing modelization and experiments. He specializes in the application of artificial intelligence in computer games in which narrative and cognitive processes and models play a central role, especially through advanced simulations of population behavior.