Christopher Stuetzle

Academic Title

Chair and Associate Professor, Computer and Data Sciences

Research Interests

  • Games and Simulation
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Pedagogy

Research Summary

My research areas of interest are in computer graphics, gaming, human-computer interaction and pedagogy. My current interest is developing a novel representation of terrain surface data that is more robust and accurate than current techniques. I am also investigating which factors are primarily responsible for the democratization of the world by simulating the spread of democracy using cellular automata theory.

My other work includes projects in multiuser, large-scale projection-surface interface design; mobile UI design and its direct effect on individual and group motivation; collaborative interdisciplinary learning through large-scale research projects in electrical and mechanical engineering; and compression techniques of time-lapse NEXRAD RADAR weather image data, among others.


  • Ph.D., Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • B.A., Computer Science and Mathematics, Wheaton College

Areas of Expertise

  • Democratization
  • Game Development
  • Smart City Design
  • Terrain Simulation