Mark Riedl’s research focuses on human-centered artificial intelligence — the development of AI and machine learning technologies that understand and interact with human users in more natural ways. His research addresses the question of how to design AI with the ability to create, understand, and respond to stories. His recent work has focused on story understanding and generation, computational creativity, explainable AI, and teaching virtual agents to behave safely. His research is supported by the NSF, DARPA, ONR, the U.S. Army, U.S. Health and Human Services, Disney, Google, Meta, and Amazon. He is the recipient of a DARPA Young Faculty Award and an NSF CAREER Award.