Affective and Human Computing Lab: The Research Team

Leader: Dr Hatice Gunes

Postdocs and RAs

Dr Oya Celiktutan Dikici, working on 'Automatic Analysis of Social Behaviour in Digitally Augmented Public Space' as part of our EPSRC Sandpit Project Being There (Sep. 2014 – Apr. 2017).

Dr Youngkyoon Jang, working on 'Sensing Feeling' as part of our Innovate UK Project (Jun. 2016 – May. 2018).

Dr Iulian Benta, working on 'Facial Expression Recognition in Mobile Environments' visiting academic from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania (Feb. – Apr. 2015).

Efstratios Skordos, working on 'Automatic Analysis of Social Behaviour in Digitally Augmented Public Space', EPSRC Sandpit Project Being There (Jul. 2014 – Oct. 2014).

Dr Kamal Abuhassan, working on 'Automatic Analysis of Social Behaviour in Digitally Augmented Public Space', EPSRC Sandpit Project Being There (Nov. 2013 – Apr. 2014).

Dr Oya Celiktutan Dikici, working on 'Automatic Analysis of Affective and Social Behaviour' as part of our EPSRC First Grant project (Sep. 2013 – Sep. 2014).

PhD students

Evangelos Sariyanidi, Spatio-temporal Representation and Analysis of Facial Expressions with Varying Intensities, Queen Mary University of London (primary supervisor) (Oct 2012 - Apr 2017).

Wenxuan Mou, Automatic Analysis of Emotions in Multi-user Environments, Queen Mary University of London (joint supervisor) (Oct 2014 -- present ).

David Ronan, Automatic subgrouping of audio tracks for mixing based on spectro-temporal features, Queen Mary University of London (co-supervisor) (Oct 2013 - present).

Daniel Gabana, A Social Signal Processing Approach to Creating Collaborative and Adaptive Interactions, Queen Mary University of London (external collaborator) (Nov 2014 - present).

Evan Morgan, Instrumenting the Musician Measuring and Enhancing Affective and Behavioural Interaction During Collaborative Music Making, Queen Mary University of London (primary supervisor) (Oct 2012 - Apr 2016).

Mihalis Nicolaou, Dimensional and Continuous Emotion Recognition , Imperial College London (co-supervisor)(2010 - 2011).

Ahmed F. Otoom, Effective Feature Sets and Dimensionality Reduction for Object Classification, PhD research, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia (co-supervisor) (2007-2008).

Visiting students

Kubra Cengiz, PhD student visiting from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey (2014).

Jyoti Joshi, PhD student visiting from University of Canberra, Australia (2013).

Sacide Kalayci, UG student visiting from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey (2013).

MSc and Undergraduate Student Projects

Janko Ondras, Replicating Human Facial Emotions and Head Movements on a Robot, Final Project, BSc Computer Science, University of Cambridge, UK (2017).

Nicolaos Moscholios, A Real-Time Generated 3D Humanoid Agent to Improve Sign Language Communication, Final Project, BSc Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2015). Outstanding CS Project Award 2015.

Chidi Ikechukwu Okeke, Head Motion Controlled Robot with Collision Avoidance and Voice Control, Final Project, BEng Electronic Engineering, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2015).

Joel Inegbenoise Emakpo Okoigun, An Android Application that Provides a Social Platform for Art Enthusiasts, Final Project, BSc Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2015).

Karim Samy Yamani, Join Me Mobile Application, Final Project, BEng Electronic Engineering, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2015).

Preeti Gurung, Online Othello GUI Based Game, Final Project, BSc Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2015).

Olasunkanmi Dawodu, Blurry the Dating App, Final Project, BSc Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2015).

Wenxuan Mou, Automatic Detection of Group Emotions, MSc project, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2014).

Ashis Limbu, Automatic Personality Trait Detection From Videos, MSc project, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2014).

Zeinab Abass Ali Albidran, Automatic Analysis of Facial Attractiveness, MSc project, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2014).

Prasadika Nidarshani Fernando, Automatic Analysis of Personality from Images, MSc project, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2014).

William Hankin, An educational interface using affective physiological signals for users with emotional and behavioural difficulties, Final Project, BSc Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2014).

Hung Tran, Building a smart Weather App using audio and vision, Final Project, BSc Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2014).

Sharlene Alvarez, A Graphical User Interface for disabled people based on vision, Final Project, BSc Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2014).

Amit Kunverji Varsani, A Graphical User Interface for automatic stress tracking and feedback generation, Final Project, BSc Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2014).

Jadd Elliot Dib, An interactive game interface based on visual input for enhancing learning, Final Project, BSc Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2014).

Kuanysh Berkimbayev, A Graphical User Interface for painting using visual input, Final Project, BSc Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2014).

Abdurahman Al-Kishawy, An adaptive game interface based on affective physiological signals, Final Project, BSc Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2014).

Samuel David Akinrinwa, A multimodal game interface based on vision and physiology, Final Project, BSc Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2014).

Tajinder S. Dhami, Neural Detection of Emotional States , Queen Mary University of London, UK (2012-2013).

Maryam El-Hawary, Obtaining Labels for an Audiovisual Data Set of Human Communicative Behaviour, Final Project, BSc Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2013).

Hakar Mahmoud, An Audio-visual Fitness Feedback System based on Physiological Signals, Final Project, BSc Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2013).

Bhavishakumari Pradipcumar Motichande, A Graphical User Interface for Continuous Annotation of Non-verbal Signals, Final Project, BSc FT Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2013).

Salih Ibrahim, Graphical User Interface for Visualizing Human Physiological Signals, Final Project, BSc FT Business Computing, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2013).

Rachel Waud, Graphical Interface for Helping Children with Spelling, Final Project, Bcs (Eng) FT Information and Communications Technology, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2013).

Evan Morgan, Mood Conductor, MAT industrial placement project, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2012).

Peyman Khanjan, Automatic Head Gesture Detection using Depth Information, MSc project, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2012).

Elise Fuscarino, An Interactive Annotation System for Social Signal Analysis, MSc project, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2012).

Jennifer Osborne, Continuous Prediction of Emotions from Facial Features using a 5D Space , MEng Project, Imperial College London, UK (2010).

Michalis Nicolaou, Discrete and Continuous Audio-Visual Recognition of Spontaneous Emotions , MAC Individual Project, Imperial College London, UK (2009). MSc Advanced Computing Distinguished Project Award.

Sebastian Kaltwang, Dynamic Modeling of Human Nonverbal Behavior from Multiple Cues and Modalities, Studienarbeit Project, Universitat Karlsruhe, Germany and Imperial College London, UK (2009).

Adeline Giacometti, Spotting nods and shakes sequences for arousal and valence evaluation, MAC Individual Project, Imperial College London, UK (2009).