18 March 2018
Mark J Nelson, an artificial intelligence researcher and Senior Research Fellow at the MetaMakers Institute of Falmouth University, UK, has produced a ranking of universities and other institutions according to research in games and interactive entertainment in computing. He has counted articles and conference papers, using fractional counting, about technical games research, excluding games studies research in the social sciences and media studies. A total of 16 sources, such as IEEE Transactions on Games, Entertainment Computing, and Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, are analysed.
The top ten universities are:
- University of California Santa Cruz
- North Carolina State University
- University of Alberta
- New York University
- University of York, UK
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- Drexel University
- University of Utah
- University of Malta
- Northeastern University.
A total of 23 countries are represented here. The largest number of institutions are located in the United States and there are nine in Japan and the Netherlands, eight in the UK and Canada, four in Australia and Portugal, and three in Sweden, Germany, Italy and France. There are none in Africa, the Middle East, Russia or China and only one in Latin America. Three multinational organisations, Google, IBM and Ubisoft, are included.
Mark J. Nelson