Doctoral Consortium

This year, we have twelve PhD students taking part in the doctorial consortium. The students will present their research to date and will receive helpful feedback from a panel of mentors from universities around the world. The panel will include:
  • Dan Bohus (Microsoft Research, USA)
  • Eve Hoggan (Aarhus University, Denmark)
  • Ed Lank (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Louis-Philippe Morency (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Sharon Oviatt (Incaa Designs, USA)
  • Catherine Pelachaud (CNRS-ISIR, France)
  • Jaime Ruiz (University of Florida, USA)

The schedule for the doctoral consortium:

Monday, 13 November 2017

Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, University of Glasgow

08:00 - 09:15 REGISTRATION
Front desk in the main foyer
09:15 - 09:30 INTRODUCTION
DC Co-Chair: Lisa Anthony
09:30 SESSION 1
09:30 - 09:45 Hybrid Models for Opinion Analysis in Speech Interactions
Valentin Barriere (Telecom ParisTech, France)
09:45 - 10:00 Towards Designing Speech Technology based Assistive Interfaces for Children’s Speech Therapy
Revathy Nayar (University of Strathaclyde, United Kingdom)
10:00 - 10:15 Multimodal Language Grounding for Improved Human-Robot Collaboration
Dimosthenis Kontogiorgos (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
10:15 - 11:00 Discussion
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 SESSION 2
11:30 - 11:45 A Decentralised Multimodal Integration of Social Signals: a Bio-Inspired Approach
Esma Mansouri-Benssassi (University of St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom)
11:45 - 12:00 Towards a Computational Model for First Impressions
Beatrice Biancardi (CNRS-ISIR, UPMC, France)
12:00 - 12:30 Discussion
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 SESSION 3
14:00 - 14:15 Evaluating Engagement in Digital Narratives from Facial Data
Rui Huan (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)
14:15 - 14:30 Social Robots for Motivation \& Engagement in Therapy
Katie Winkle (Bristol Robotics Laboratory, United Kingdom)
14:30 - 15:00 Discussion
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 SESSION 4
15:30 - 15:45 Cross-modality Interaction Between EEG Signals and Facial Expression
Soheil Rayatdoost (Swiss Center for Affective Sciences - University of Geneva, Switzerland)
15:45 - 16:00 Social Signal Extraction from Egocentric Photo-streams
Maedeh Aghaei (University of Barcelona, Spain)
16:00 - 16:15 Immersive Virtual Eating and Conditioned Food Responses
Nikita Mae Tuanquin (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
16:15 - 17:00 Discussion
17:00 - 17:15 Towards Edible Interfaces: Designing Interactions with Food
Tom Gayler (Lancaster University, United Kingdom)
17:15 - 17:30 Human-Centered Recognition of Children’s Touchscreen Gestures
Alex Shaw (University of Florida, United States)
17:30 - 18:00 Discussion
18:00 - 18:15 END NOTES
DC Co-Chair: Lisa Anthony
18:15 - Dinner
Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs:
  • Lisa Anthony (University of Florida)
  • Marco Cristani (University of Verona)

Program Committee:
  • Marco Carletti (University of Verona, Italy)
  • Jeffrey Cohn (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Federico Fontana (University of Udine, Italy)
  • Daniel Gatica-Perez (Idiap-EPFL, Switzerland)
  • Marco Godi (University of Verona, Italy)
  • Irtiza Hasan (OSRAM, Germany)
  • Kristy Hollingshead (IHMC, USA)
  • Wolfgang Hürst (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)
  • Jaime Ruiz (University of Florida, USA)
  • Francesco Setti (Italian National Research Council, Italy)
  • Radu-Daniel Vatavu (University Stefan cel Mare of Suceava, Romania)

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