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My interests lie in the automatic analysis and understanding of verbal and nonverbal (vocal) behaviors in human-human and human-machine interaction, and the design of socially interactive technology to support human needs. Taking an interdisciplinary approach within the realms of affective computing and social signal processing, I aim to develop socially and affective intelligent interfaces (e.g. virtual conversational agents, social robots) that can recognize and display social and affective signals, and I aim to study how humans interact with this new kind of technology. Coming from a background in (computational) paralinguistics and speech analysis, my main focus is on analysing the vocal modality of expression, in addition to the visual (e.g. facial expressions, eye gaze) and physiological (e.g. heart rate, galvanic skin response) modalities in social interaction.

social signal processing / affective computing / multimodal interaction / paralinguistics / speech prosody / non-verbal vocalisations / laughter / dialogue / embodied conversational agents / human-human interaction / human-robot interaction / computer-assisted language learning / pronunciation error detection


Most recent news:

Lecture Universiteit van Nederland online

Thank you to Universiteit van Nederland for inviting me to record a lecture on the 25th of January, 2017 (in ...
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Squirrel project review year 3 was succesful!

On March 28th - March 29th, 2017, we had our 3rd year review meeting in Freiburg, Germany. The reviewers were ...
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Back from TEI2017, Yokohama, Japan

Together with Kristin Neidlinger (Sensoree) and others, we had a full paper accepted at this year's TEI2017 conference (the 11th ...
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Back from ICMI 2016 in Tokyo

The 18th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction was held in Tokyo. I was one of the mentors for the ...
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Back from Interspeech 2016!

This year's Interspeech 2016 was in San Francisco. I also attended the WOCCI workshop (Workshop on Child-Computer Interaction). Both were ...
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The 12th Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces eNTERFACE’16 was a success!

Together with Dennis Reidsma, Dirk Heylen, and Vanessa Evers, I organized eNTERFACE'16 this year at the DesignLab, University of Twente ...
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