Hafdís Erla Helgadóttir

Undergraduate in Computer Science

E-mail: hafdis@licorice.link

Degrees

BSc. in Computer Science at Reykjavík University

August 2013 - (ongoing)

Research

The Effects of Leadership on the Visible Social Behaviour of Intelligent Agents

SECOM, CADIA at Reykjavík University

August 2014

Modelling dominance and submissiveness for virtual agents in Impulsion, CADIA's social simulation platform. Won a grant for this independent project from the Student Innovation Fund (Rannís). The results were used in the Virtual Reykjavík project, and displayed in a demo at the IVA conference in Boston, 2014.

Icelandic Language and Culture Training in Virtual Reykjavík

SECOM, CADIA at Reykjavík University

December 2015

Funded by the Icelandic Research Fund, this group project aims to simultaneously advance the state of the art in technology for virtual language training environments and bring the latest methods of language and culture learning to the instruction of Icelandic. The learner is to interact and speak with intelligent virtual agents that should react and communicate with him convincingly. Served as technical lead in 2015.

General Gameplaying Intelligent Virtual Agent - Emergent Strategy and Behaviour via Personality

SECOM, CADIA at Reykjavík University

May 2016

An undergraduate research opportunity project as well as a final project. Via the combination of a virtual agent capable of expressing non-verbal behaviour and a general gameplaying agent, we create a virtual environment in Unity3D in which one can play a boardgame against an intelligent virtual agent and have it feel like playing against a human player with a personality that is reflected in its reactions and playstyle.

Previous jobs

Research Assistant at Reykjavík University

June 2014 - August 2014

Independent project (The Effects of Leadership on the Visible Social Behaviour of Intelligent Agents).

Teaching Assistant at Reykjavík University

August 2014 - December 2014

Problem Solving Fall 2014.

Teaching Assistant at Reykjavík University

January 2015 - May 2015

Data Structures Spring 2015

Research Assistant at Reykjavík University

June 2015 - August 2015

Development of key features of Virtual Reykjavík to prepare it for the testing stage.

Personal projects

CV website - http://havethis.info/

November 2014 - (ongoing)

CV site running on and managed with Django.