Brian Hawkins (Los Angeles, CA) began his career doing research at Justsystem Pittsburgh Research Center where he focused on scripted character animation using natural language. He has worked at Activision as the game core lead on Star Trek: Armada, and contributed to Civilization: Call to Power and Call to Power 2. He currently works for Seven Studios as lead programmer on Defender and holds a BS in mathematics and computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.