Machine Learning   

  • Representation Learning

  • Time Series Modeling

  • Interpretable Machine Learning

  • Multimodal Machine Learning

  • Multi-task Learning​

Affective Computing

  • Automatic Analysis and Recognition of Multimodal Signals

  • Synthesis of Human Affect​​

  • Socially Intelligent Agents

Computer Vision

  • Face and Gesture Recognition 

  • Semantic Segmentation

  • Computational Aesthetics


• Reviewer, ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI), 2016, 2021

• Associate Chair and Reviewer,  ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2020-2021

• Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, 2017-2021

• Reviewer,  International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, 2021

• Reviewer, ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications, 2021

• Reviewer, ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, 2021

• Reviewer, IEEE Virtual Reality, 2021

• Reviewer, The MobileHCI Conference, 2021

• Reviewer, Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 2020 -2021

• Reviewer, ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), 2020

• Program Committee, AI Track and scholarship, Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC), 2019-2020

• Program Committee, The International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), 2020

• Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, 2018-2020

• Reviewer, International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, 2019


  •  Machine Learning for Social Signal Processing

        Guest Speaker, School of Management ,University of California, Davis, CA, May, 2020 

  • Artificial Social Intelligence for Human Centric Systems

       Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, December, 2017

  • Artificial Social Intelligence for Human Centric Systems

       Columbia University, New York, NY, November, 2017

  • Hand2Face: Automatic Synthesis and Recognition of Hand Over Face Occlusions​

       The 7th Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, San Antonio, Texas, 2017 ​​

  •  Interactive GAN: Interactive generative adversarial networks for generation of facial expressions in dyadic interactions

        Educational Testing Service (ETS), August 2017 

  • Artificial Social Intelligence: A Visual Perspective

       Doctoral Consortium, The 12th International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, Washington, DC, 2017

  • Exceptionally Social: Design of an Avatar-Mediated Interactive System for Promoting Social Skills in Children with Autism​

       Poster presentation, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Denver, Colorado, 2017

  • Hands-on: Context-driven Hand Gesture Recognition for Automatic Recognition of Curiosity 

       Poster presentation,  CHI Workshop: Designing for Curiosity, Denver, Colorado, 2017

  • The Future Belongs to the Curious: Towards Automatic Understanding and Recognition of Curiosity in Children 

       The 5th Workshop on Child Computer Interaction, San Francisco, California, 2016

  • Towards a Comprehensive Computational Model for Aesthetic Assessment of Videos

       The 21st ACM International Conference on Multimedia, Barcelona, Spain, 2013