Bill Manaris

Professor and CITA Program Director

Address: Harbor Walk East, Room 325/326
Phone: 843.953.8159 (no voice messages please - best way to contact by email)
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University of Louisiana
PhD in Computer Science, 1990
MS in Computer Science, 1988

University of New Orleans
BS in Computer Science, 1986

Research Interests

Dr. Manaris works in the intersection of computer music and art, human-computer interaction, and artificial intelligence. He explores interaction design and modeling of aesthetics and creativity using statistical, connectionist, and evolutionary techniques. This includes designing systems for computer-aided analysis, composition, and performance in music and art. He has been funded by the National Science Foundation (IIS and DUE), the Louisiana Board of Regents, Google, and IBM.

Courses Taught

CSCI 180 - Computers, Music, and Art
CSCI 280 - Game Programming
CSCI 380 - User Interface Development
CSCI 470 - Artificial Intelligence
CITA 495/395 - Computing in the Arts Capstone
CSIS 672 - Human Computer Interaction (Graduate Level)
CSIS 691/CSCI 399/CSCI 299 - Computer Music and Interaction