David J Sturman, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Columbia University

Brief Bio:
Dr. Sturman has been active in the fields of computer graphics and animation, virtual reality, human-computer interfaces, and Internet applications for over 25 years. He received his Ph.D. from the MIT Media Laboratory and has worked on leading edge technologies at Bell Labs, NYIT, MIT, and Medialab Paris. For several years Dr. Sturman was the VP Technology for MaMaMedia, an award-winning Internet site devoted to interactive web activities for children, and then the Chief Technology Officer for Acclaim Entertainment, a major developer and producer of console video games (now defunct).

Dr. Sturman is a founding member and CTO for Massive Incorporated, a former start-up that is now a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation. Massive created a new medium for advertising by selling and delivering advertising into video games in real-time.


Spring 2006

COMS 3998, 4901, and 6901
Developing a Video Game Engine Technology Course


Spring 2004

COMS E6998-8
Video Game Engine Technology
Call Number: 13452 Points: 3
Day/Time: W 6:10pm-8:00pm Location: 386 Engineering Terrace
Instructor: David J Sturman


COMS E6998-9
Video Game Design
Call Number: 22701 Points: 3
Day/Time: M 6:10pm-8:00pm Location: 425 Pupin Laboratories
Instructor: Bernard H Yee

Fall 2003

CS W4995-03 [Fall 2003]
Video Game Technology and Design
Mon/Wed 11:00am-12:15am, Room 535 Mudd
3 pts.


CS 6998-01 [Fall 2003]
Special Topics in CS - Video Game Curriculum Design
Mon 1:10 - 3:00, Room 386 Engineering Terrace

Spring 2003

CS W4995-01 [Spring 2003]
Video Game Technology and Design
Tue/Thu 9:30am-10:45am, Room 545 Mudd
3 pts.

My other home page
dsturman @ cs.columbia.edu