RESEARCH INTERESTS

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Machine Learning   

  • Multimodal Machine Learning

  • Deep Learning

  • Interpretable Machine Learning

  • Representation Learning

  • Multi-task Learning

  • Time Series Modeling

Computer Vision

  • Face and Gesture Recognition 

  • Semantic Segmentation​

  • Event Recognition

Affective Computing

  • Automatic Analysis and Recognition of Multimodal Social Signals

  • Synthesis of Human Affect​​

  • Analyzing and Predicting Affective Response to Multimedia

  • Socially Intelligent Agents

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

• Reviewer, IEEE Virtual Reality, 2021

• Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, 2017-2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS

  •  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