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A Serious Game for the CIA? MSU Alum Dr. Yu-Hao Lee Is Helping Connect the Dots


10 March 2014
by Lissy Torres
Michigan State University

While cognitive bias can affect everyone, it is especially dicey among intelligence agents. Dr. Yu-Hao Lee, Michigan State University Media and Information Studies Ph.D. alum, is currently working with a team at the University of Oklahoma on a game to reduce cognitive bias among intelligence agents. For Yu-Hao, this is a match made in heaven, landing in his field of research—motivation and psychology of serious games. The two part game: MACBETH I and MACBETH II, is being developed for the International Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), the research head of the intelligence community for the CIA.

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