Melissa Roemmele

The Institute for Creative Technologies
University of Southern California
12015 Waterfront Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90094
roemmele @ ict . usc . edu

I'm a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science at University of Southern California, expecting to graduate in 2017. I work as a research assistant in the Narrative Group led by my advisor Andrew Gordon at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, where we pursue artificial intelligence for applications related to storytelling. My thesis research explores machine learning approaches to automatically generating text-based stories. Before coming to USC, I completed a Master's degree in Computational Linguistics at Indiana University. As an undergraduate I studied Psychology and Linguistics at Miami University, where I was also part of the Diving team.

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Publications

  • Roemmele, M., Morgens, S., Gordon, A., and Morency, L. (2016) Recognizing Human Actions in the Motion Trajectories of Shapes. Proceedings of ACM Intelligent User Interfaces, March 7-10, 2016, Sonoma, CA. pdf
  • Roemmele, M. (2016) Writing Stories with Help from Recurrent Neural Networks. In Proceedings of the Thirtieth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-16), February 12-17, 2016, Phoenix, Arizona. pdf
  • Roemmele, M. and Gordon, A. (2015) Creative Help: A Story Writing Assistant. Eighth International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS-2015), November 30-December 4, 2015, Copenhagen, Danmark. pdf
  • Maslan, N., Roemmele, M., and Gordon, A. (2015) One Hundred Challenge Problems for Logical Formalizations of Commonsense Psychology. Twelfth International Symposium on Logical Formalizations of Commonsense Reasoning (Commonsense-2015), March 23-25, 2015, Stanford, CA. pdf
  • Maslan, N., Roemmele, M., and Gordon, A. (2015) An Integrated Evaluation of Perception, Interpretation, and Narration. Beyond the Turing Test, Workshop at the 29th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-15), January 25, 2015, Austin, TX. pdf
  • Gordon, A. and Roemmele, M. (2014) An Authoring Tool for Movies in the Style of Heider and Simmel. In A. Mitchell et al. (Eds.): International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, Singapore, November 3-6, 2014 (ICIDS-2014), LNCS 8832, pp. 49--60. Springer International Publishing Switzerland (2014). pdf
  • Roemmele, M., Archer-McClellan, H., and Gordon, A. (2014) Triangle Charades: A Data-Collection Game for Recognizing Actions in Motion Trajectories. 2014 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, February 24-27, 2014, Haifa, Israel. pdf
  • Wienberg, C., Roemmele, M., and Gordon, A. (2013) Content-Based Similarity Measures of Weblog Authors. The 4th Annual ACM Web Science Conference (WebSci'13), May 2‑4, 2013, Paris, France. pdf
  • Gordon, A., Kozareva, Z., and Roemmele, M. (2012) SemEval-2012 Task 7: Choice of Plausible Alternatives: An Evaluation of Commonsense Causal Reasoning. Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2012), June 7-8, 2012, Montreal, Canada. pdf
  • Roemmele, M., Bejan, C., and Gordon, A. (2011) Choice of Plausible Alternatives: An Evaluation of Commonsense Causal Reasoning. AAAI Spring Symposium on Logical Formalizations of Commonsense Reasoning, Stanford University, March 21-23, 2011. pdf