Prior to entering the game industry, Michael served as a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., where he specialized in defense and entertainment collaboration, virtual reality and computer graphics. For his work in these areas, he was one of 50 graphics pioneers interviewed for the ACM SIGGRAPH documentary, "The Story of Computer Graphics."
While at the Naval Postgraduate School, Michael was the producer, designer and lead programmer of the "America's Army" computer game. Sponsored by the U.S. Army, "America’s Army" is an online, downloadable, PC-based game that provides a portal into the Army, from basic training to Special Forces missions, to over nine million registered users.
A departmental honoree in mathematics and creative writing, Michael graduated summa cum laude from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds master’s degrees in computer science and electrical engineering from UNC-Chapel Hill and MIT, and a doctorate in computer science from the Naval Postgraduate School.
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