Dr. Martens directs the POEM lab, an interdisciplinary research group investigating computational models of narrative, digital games, and co-creative human-computer interactions. Martens' interests span artificial intelligence, computational logic, and human-computer interaction, where typical projects include developing programming languages and analysis tools to facilitate co-creativity between humans and computers and to support insights about the emergent behavior of interactive systems. Martens is affiliated with the Digital Games Research Group.

Research Areas

  • Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Agents
  • Computer and Video Games
  • Graphics, Human Computer Interaction, & User Experience
  • Software Engineering and Programming Languages


Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University

B.S. in Computer Science, 2008
Carnegie Mellon University


  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Award - 2019


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