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Gillian Smith

Assistant Profressor

Interdisciplinary with College of Art, Media & Design

Gillian Smith


Office Location

35-37 Leon Street
100 Meserve Hall
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Gillian Smith, 100 ME
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • PhD in Computer Science, University of California – Santa Cruz
  • MS in Computer Science, University of California – Santa Cruz
  • BS in Computer Science, University of Virginia


Gillian Smith came to Northeastern from the University of California in Santa Cruz, where she completed her PhD in Computer Science. She holds a faculty appointment in both the College of Computer and Information Science and the College of Arts, Media & Design.

Professor Smith’s research focuses on building procedural content generators controlled by human designers. She is particularly interested in the impact of procedural content generation on game design and how it can be used to create content that wouldn’t be possible without a computer.