Associate Professor

Faculty advisor for the ACS Game Design degree.

An Associate Chair for the Computer Science Department.

Department of Computer Science

Volgenau School of Engineering

George Mason University.  

Contact info: jallbeck at

Office: ENGR 5324

4400 University Drive MSN 4A5, Fairfax, VA 22030 USA

Phone: 703-993-1794: Fax: 703-993-1710

Spring Office hours: Tuesdays 2:00-3:30pm

Generally I try to know what is going on in the world by browsing: The BBC, The Press Enterprise, and the weather. I also like photography. These are a few of my older photographs and my photography blog.


my pic

Virtual Humans

I've had the great opportunity to explore many aspects of computer graphics, but am most drawn to research at the crossroads of animation, artificial intelligence, and psychology in the simulation of virtual humans.