I lead the research on non-verbal behavior tracking and multimodal machine learning the USC Institute for Creative Technologies. I am interested in building machine learning models that can automatically recognize human states such as emotions and intent. Together with my team, we work on emotion recogniton, multimodal sentiment analysis and automatic behavior generation for virtual agents. We are members of the emotion group at ICT. I am an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing and have served as technical program chair for the AAAC ACII 2017 and ACM ICMI 2018. I am the president elect for the Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing (AAAC) and a member of ACM and the IEEE.

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PC memberships: IEEE FG’19, AVEC’18, ACM ICMR’18, IEEE FG’18, ICMR’17, ACM UMAP’17, ICME’17, IUI’17, IEEE ACM UMAP’16, IJCAI’16, IEEE ICME’16, Multimodal Machine Learning workshop 2015, CBMI’15, ACM MMSys’15, IEEE ICME’15, EmoSPACE’15, Workshop on Personality and Affect in Multimedia Retrieval ‘15, ACM MM’14, IEEE ICME’14, CrowdRec’13, Workshop on Social Behaviour Analysis (SBA-2013), ACM MM’13, IEEE SMC 2012&13, Wokrshop on Emotions and Personality in Personalized Services, UMAP 2013, IEEE ICME’13, AMC MM Sys’13, Workshop on Social Media for Human Computation (SOHuman) , 2012-2014, Workshop on Personalized Access to Cultural Heritage (PATCH 2012), ACM MM’12,Workshop on Crowdsourcing for Multimedia, ACM MM’12, Workshop on Social Media for Human Computation,IEEE Social Com., 2012.

Occasional reviewer for: IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction, IEEE Trans. Multimedia, Int. Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Image and Vision Computing, IEEE Trans. Affective Computing, IEEE Trans. Systems, Man and Cybernetics–Part B, IEEE Trans. Human Machine Systems, ACM TOMCCAP, Neurocomputing, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Int’l Journal of Synthetic Emotions, User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, PLOS One, IEEE Trans. Selected topics in signal processing, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing.


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