2pm - 3pm

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Artificial emotional intelligence for well-being

Dr Hatice Gunes, University of Cambridge will be speaking.


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  • Dr Hatice Gunes


Hatice Gunes

Designing artificially intelligent systems and interfaces with socio-emotional skills is a challenging task. Progress in industry and developments in academia provide us a positive outlook, however, the artificial emotional intelligence of the current technology is still limited. In this talk, I will present some of our research explorations in this area, including virtual reality based cognitive training with affective adaptation, and telepresence robotics that is sensitive to socio-emotional phenomena with its potential use for well-being.

Short biography

Dr Gunes is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Affective Intelligence and Robotics (AFAR) and the Director of the AFAR Lab at University of Cambridge's Department of Computer Science and Technology. Her expertise is in the areas of affective computing and social signal processing cross-fertilizing research in multimodal interaction, computer vision, signal processing, machine learning and social robotics.

She has published over 100 papers in these areas (H-index=31, citations > 5,000). Dr Gunes is the former President of the Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing (2017-2019), the General Co-Chair of ACII 2019, and the Program Co-Chair of ACM/IEEE HRI 2020 and IEEE FG 2017. She was the Chair of the Steering Board of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing in the period of 2017-2019. She has also served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, and Image and Vision Computing Journal.

Her current research commitment is to embrace the challenges present in the areas of health and well-being and empower the lives of people through technology. In 2019 she has been awarded the prestigious EPSRC Fellowship to investigate adaptive robotic emotional intelligence for well-being and has been named a Faculty Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute.

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This event will be held on Zoom, join us via the Zoom ID: 92231045527.