BiographyBill Manaris is Professor of Computer Science, and Director of the Computing in the Arts at the College of Charleston.
His interests include computing in the arts, human-computer interaction and artificial intelligence. He explores interaction design and modeling of aesthetics and creativity using statistical, connectionist, and evolutionary techniques. He designs systems for computer-aided musical analysis, composition, and performance in music and art.
Earlier research includes natural language and speech user interfaces.
Manaris is Associate Editor of the International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools, a member of the ACM SIGCSE Committee on Computing and Music, and has served as chair of several research conferences and conference tracks. He is involved in curricular efforts related to computing in the arts and human-computer interaction.
He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of New Orleans, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the Center for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Louisiana.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Computer music, human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, and the intersection of computing and the arts.