I began my Ph.D work at NCSU, in the Computer Science department in the fall of 2007. I am currently a Research Assistant with theIntelliMedia group, with Dr. James Lester. Previously, I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I was a member of the Knowledge Representation & Reasoning group, under the direction of Dr. Eyal Amir.
While at UIUC I minored in both mathematics and music performance. My last two years, I also became involved with ACM/UIUC. I was chair of the Special Interest Group (SIG) for computer music, SIGMusic for two years, doing projects in automated composition and robotic performance. I also spent a semester and a summer working with Dr. Sever Tipei on the DISSCO project, which is a synthesis and composition program.
Graduate Degree (currently enrolled)
North Carolina State University
B.S. Computer Science (2007)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
NCSU Graduate Dean’s Fellowship (2007-2009)
NCSU Graduate Alumni Fellowship (2007-2008)
In the broad sense, I am interested in computational models of creativity, in particular narrative generation and algorithmic music composition. I am currently involved with work in narrative understanding and writing support.
Alok Baikadi Jonathan P. Rowe, Bradford W. Mott, and James C. Lester. Improving Goal Recognition in Interactive Narratives with Models of Narrative Discovery Events. To appear in Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Intelligent Narrative Technologies, Stanford, California. In press.
Alok Baikadi and Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera. Towards finding the fundamental unit of narrative: A Proposal for the Narreme. In Proceedings of the 2012 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 44-46, 2012. [pdf]
Alok Baikadi, Jonathan P. Rowe, Bradford W. Mott and James C. Lester. Toward Narrative Schema-Based Goal Recognition Models for Interactive Narrative Environments. In Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Intelligent Narrative Technologies, Stanford, California, pp. 2-7, 2012.
Alok Baikadi, Julius Goth, Christopher M. Mitchel, Eun Young Ha, Bradford W. Mott, and James C. Lester. Towards a Computational Model of Narrative Visualization. Fourth Workshop on Intelligent Narrative Technologies, Stanford, California, pp. 2-9, 2011. [pdf]
Eun Young Ha, Alok Baikadi, Carlyle Licata, and James C. Lester. NCSU: Modeling Temporal Relations with Markov Logic and Lexical Ontology. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation, Uppsala, Sweden, pp. 341-344. 2010. [pdf]
Julius Goth, Alok Baikadi, Eun Young Ha, Jonathan Rowe, Bradford Mott, and James Lester. Exploring Individual Differences in Student Writing with a Narrative Composition Support Environment. In Proceedings of the First NAACL HLT Workshop on Computational Linguistics & Writing (CL&W), Los Angeles, California, pp. 56-64, 2010. [pdf]
Eun Young Ha, Alok Baikadi, Carlyle J. Licata, Bradford W. Mott and James C. Lester. Exploring the Effectiveness of Lexical Ontologies for Modeling Temporal Relations with Markov Logic. To appear in Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual SIGDIAL Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue, Tokyo, Japan, 2010.
Fall 2009 – Fall 2011
An intelligent creativity-enhancement environment for 6th grade writing education. [Link]
Representing Actions in Description Logic
Summer 2006 – Summer 2007, Undergraduate Thesis Work
The goal of this project was to find a representation within Description Logics that could reason about action relationships, as well as projection. The eventual application was for narrative generation.
This project aimed to use Logical Filtering to reason about possible states in a variant of chess called Kriegspiel. Kriegspiel is different from ordinary chess in that you are not allowed to see your opponents pieces. Logical Filtering is a technique for reasoning about partially observable logical worlds.
Turing and the Wolf
Fall 2005 – Spring 2006
This project generated harmonic transitions between two melodic lines using common-tone modulation. In addition, it would generate simple fugal variations on the melody in real time. The project was presented by the UIUC ACM SIGMusic chapter, and was awarded First Prize, in Undergraduate Research at UIUC’s annual Engineering Open House.
Fall 2006 – Spring 2007
We created a prototype interface which could control simple musical instruments (such as recorders) via MIDI signals. This project was presented by the UIUC ACM SIGMusic chapter at UIUC’s annual Engineering Open House.