Iterative Design & Development of the ‘World of Balance’ Game: From Ecosystem Education to Scientific Discovery
Ilmi is an associate professor in Computer Science Dept of San Francisco State University. She earned both her MS and Ph.D degree in Computer Science at the University of Southern California at Los Angeles in 1996 and 2000. Her thesis was “Web-based Remote Rendering using Image-Based Rendering Techniques.” While she continued her research on Interactive Graphics on the web, she shifted her focus on multiplayer game based learning, computer science education and science discovery game design and development. She has developed “DeBugger, educational MMORPG for computer science students.” She is a PI of NSF Tues grant, “Transforming Experience of Computer Science Software Development through Multiplayer Online Game Classroom Collaboration in Industrial Format”. She is currently developing a Multiplayer Ecology Science Discovery Game, “World of Balance” with ecology research group. She published several papers on these topics.