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Creativity. Technology. Business.

Welcome! At the Stratford School we believe that an experiential education style accelerates knowledge and fuels innovation. We bring together a dynamic community of students, researchers, industry, and entrepreneurs to advance digital media technology and creative application.

  1. May 19, 2020ALOHA From New York, GBDA Student Helps Advance Conversational AI Systems
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    ALOHA From New York, GBDA Student Helps Advance Conversational AI Systems

    Global Business and Digital Arts student Julia Sprague, alongside her Computation Health and Informatics Lab (CHIL) team, recently celebrated the publication of their paper, “ALOHA: Artificial Learning of Human Attributes for Dialogue Agents.” Led by Professor Jesse Hoey, the team’s paper was published in Google Scholar and accepted to the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) conference in New York, where the group presented their findings in February.
  2. May 15, 2020To the Class of 2020
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    To the Class of 2020

    Since we couldn't send you off in person – here are our parting words for you, GBDA Class of 2020

  3. May 12, 2020Stratford School Professor Dr. Lennart Nacke Receives $30k Mitacs Accelerate Grant
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    Stratford School Professor Dr. Lennart Nacke Receives $30k Mitacs Accelerate Grant

    Dr. Lennart Nacke, Associate Professor at the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business and Director of the HCI Games Group at the Games Institute, has recently been awarded a $30k grant from Mitacs in partnership with TD Bank.

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