am an Associate Senior Lecturer in Intelligent Interactive Systems at
the Division of Visual Information and Interaction of the Department of
Information Technology of Uppsala University, Sweden.
I am also
a Birmingham Fellow at the
School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems
Engineering of the University of Birmingham.
Previously I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Vision
and Interaction Group at the School of Electronic Engineering
and Computer Science in Queen Mary University of London, where I have
been working in the EU FP7 LIREC
(LIving with Robots and intEractive
project, which explored long-term social relationships with
I am the coordinator of the EMOTE (EMbOdied perceptive Tutors for
Empathy-based learning) project, which aims to develop educational robots to support teachers in a classroom environment.
obtained my Ph.D. in 2008 from the University of Genoa, Italy, where I
worked since 2005 at the InfoMus Lab, Department of
Communications, Computer and System Sciences, in the EU FP6 HUMAINE
(Human-Machine Interaction Network on
Emotion) project. My research in HUMAINE focused on computational
models for emotion recognition based on movement expressivity analysis
and on the design and evaluation of multimodal affective
research interests are in the area of intelligent interactive systems,
and cover different topics at the crossroad of social robotics and
affective computing, including socially perceptive and interactive
robots and virtual agents, automatic analysis of human behaviour,
multimodal affect recognition.
a member of the Management Board of the HUMAINE Association.
I am the co-founder,
Peters, Kostas Karpouzis and Jean-Claude Martin, of
the AFFINE (Affective Interaction in Natural
which include annual workshops and special sessions dedicated to the
theme of affective multimodal interaction to close the loop between
user and virtual agents and robots.
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