ICMI 2020 Awards



Sustained Accomplishment Award

(This award is given to a senior scientist who has made innovative, long-lasting, and influential contributions to the field of multimodal interaction, interfaces, and systems.)

We are very happy to announce that the Sustained Accomplishment Award 2020 is awarded to Shrikanth (Shri) Narayanan, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory) http://sail.usc.edu. Shri will give a keynote talk on Human-centered Multimodal Machine Intelligence. For more information, please see Keynotes

Shrikanth Narayanan

Shrikanth (Shri) Narayanan is University Professor and Niki & C. L. Max Nikias Chair in Engineering at the University of Southern California, where he is Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience, Otolaryngology and Pediatrics, Director of the Ming Hsieh Institute and Research Director of the Information Sciences Institute. Prior to USC he was with AT&T Bell Labs and AT&T Research. His research focuses on human-centered information processing and communication technologies. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the Acoustical Society of America, IEEE, ISCA, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He is a recipient of several honors including the 2015 Engineers Council's Distinguished Educator Award, a Mellon award for mentoring excellence, the 2005 and 2009 Best Journal Paper awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society and serving as its Distinguished Lecturer for 2010-11, a 2018 ISCA CSL Best Journal Paper award, and serving as an ISCA Distinguished Lecturer for 2015-16 and the Willard R. Zemlin Memorial Lecturer for ASHA in 2017. He has published over 900 papers and has been granted seventeen U.S. patents. His research and inventions have led to technology commercialization including through startups he co-founded: Behavioral Signals Technologies https://behavioralsignals.com focused on the telecommunication services and AI based conversational assistance industry and Lyssn https://www.lyssn.io focused on mental health care delivery, treatment and quality assurance.

Community Service Award

  • Fabio Pianesi (EIT Digital, Italy)
  • Best paper award

  • Gesticulator: A Framework for Semantically-aware Speech-driven Gesture Generation. Taras Kucherenko, Patrik Jonell, Sanne van Waveren, Gustav Henter, Simon Alexandersson, Iolanda Leite, Hedvig Kjellström
  • SmellControl: The Study of Sense of Agency in Smell. Patricia Cornelio, Emanuela Maggioni, Giada Brianza, Sriram Subramanian, Marianna Obrist
  • Best student paper award

  • A Neural Architecture for Detecting User Confusion in Eye-tracking Data. Shane Sims, Cristina Conati
  • Best paper nominees

  • Dyadic Speech-based Affect Recognition using DAMI-P2C Parent-child Multimodal Interaction Dataset. Huili Chen,Yue Zhang,Felix Weninger,Rosalind Picard,Cynthia Breazeal,Hae Won Park
  • Introducing Representations of Facial Affect in Automated Multimodal Deception Detection. Leena Mathur,Maja J Matarić
  • Toward Multimodal Modeling of Emotional Expressiveness. Victoria Lin,Jeffrey M. Girard,Michael Sayette,Louis-Philippe Morency
  • Finally on Par?: ! Multimodal and Unimodal Interaction for Open Creative Design Tasks in Virtual Reality. Chris Zimmerer,Erik Wolf,Sara Wolf,Martin Fischbach,Jean-Luc Lugrin,Marc Erich Latoschik
  • The WoNoWa Dataset: Investigating the Transactive Memory System in Small Group Interactions. Beatrice Biancardi,Lou Maisonnave-Couterou,Pierrick Renault,Brian Ravenet,Maurizio Mancini,Giovanna Varni
  • Outstanding reviewer award

  • Michelle Annett
  • Ioan Marius Bilasco
  • Tomi Heimonen
  • Ville Makela
  • Katri Salminen
  • Karan Sikka
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