Ashish Amresh

Amresh-Ashish-6164-b Assistant Professor Ashish Amresh is leading the Computer Gaming curriculum initiatives at Arizona State University, where he founded the Computer Gaming Certificate and the Camp Game summer program. In the past he worked for Ronin Entertainment as Graphics Software Engineer known for Star Wars: Force Commander and Bruce Lee Quest of the Dragon. He is the author of Unreal Game Development, a popular book used for teaching game development skills for high school students. He has several funded projects that look at the intersection of games with learning, training and simulation.
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Ph.D., Computer Science, Arizona State University, 2011

Research interests

Serious games research, computer graphics, human-computer interaction, computer science education, K-12 STEM education

Honors and awards

  • ASU President’s Award for Innovation, 2012
  • College of Technology and Innovation Faculty Mentor Award, 2011
  • Microsoft Outstanding Educator Award, 2009

Key activities

  • Founding Faculty, SPARK App League
  • Session Chair, Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), 2013
  • Director, Ultimate Technology Boot Camp and Camp Game Programs