Biography Dario Nardi, PhD, teaches computer modeling-and-simulation and general honors courses at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is a founding faculty member of the Human Complex Systems minor degree program. Dario has also been a research faculty member with Interstrength Associates (formerly Temperament Research Institute) since 1994 and has been intimately involved in product development and research. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books on personality, including 8 Keys to Self-Leadership, Multiple Intelligences and Personality Type, Understanding Yourself and Others®: An Introduction to the Personality Type Code, and The 16 Personality Types: Descriptions for Self-Discovery. Peer reviewed and conference publications include curriculum design, multi-agency, artificial intelligence. Dario received his doctorate in systems science from the State University of New York and his bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California. His educational background also includes East Asian languages and cultures and creative writing. In 2005, Dario won the Copenhaver award for Innovative Use of Technology in the Classroom; he is the creator of Socialbot, an interactive virtual agent that can engage in natural language conversation to request, recall, and makes inference of socially relevant information such as a person's name, profession, and values.
Courses Taught: Formal Modeling and Simulation in the Social Sciences, Modeling and Simulation Laboratory, Artificial Intelligence, Introduction to Computing Using C++, Programming for the Internet, Introduction to Social Neuroscience Using EEG
Research Interests: Undergraduate curriculum design, Artificial intelligence and robotics, Social neuroscience, Multi-agent systems, Jung's theory of cognitive processes, Group dynamics, Live group simulation, Gardener's theory of multiple intelligences, holistic modeling of physiological systems, role-playing games