DR. HATICE GUNES

Hatice Gunes
Senior Lecturer (Assoc Prof)
Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge
William Gates Building, 15 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FD, UK
E-mail: Hatice.Gunes(@)cl.cam.ac.uk

Visiting Academic, School of EECS, Queen Mary University of London

Short Bio

I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at University of Cambridge's Computer Laboratory. Prior to that I was a Senior Lecturer (2014-2015) / Lecturer (2011-2014) in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London (2008-2011), and an honorary associate of University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) (2008-2011). My research interests are in the areas of affective computing and social signal processing that lie at the crossroad of multiple disciplines including, computer vision, signal processing, machine learning, multimodal interaction and human-robot interaction. I have authored numerous papers in these areas, and my work to date has received over 2600 citations (current H-index=22).
I am President-Elect of the Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing (AAAC) and the Chair of the Steering Board of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing. I am also an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, and Image and Vision Computing, and Guest Editor of Special Issues in International Journal of Synthetic Emotions , Image and Vision Computing, and ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems, workshop organiser and chair of EmoSPACE 2015, MAPTRAITS 2014, HBU 2013, EmoSPACE 2013 , AC4MobHCI 2012 , EmoSPACE 2011, as a workshop chair for ACII'15, doctoral consortium chair for IEEE FG'15, as Grand Challenge Chair for ACM ICMI'14, as an Area Chair for ACM Multimedia'15, ACM Multimedia'14, ACII'13, ACM ICMI'13 and IEEE ICME'13, as panel organiser for the panel on Emotional and Signals in Multimedia (ACM MM 2014), and as a reviewer for numerous journals and conferences in these fields.
From 2004 to 2007, I was a recipient of the Australian Government International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) awarded to top quality international postgraduate students, and the UTS Faculty of IT Research Training Stipend awarded to outstanding PhD candidates at UTS. I have also received a number of other awards for Outstanding Paper (with M.A. Nicolaou and M. Pantic @ IEEE FG 2011 ), Quality Reviewer (IEEE ICME 2011), Best Demo (with the Semaine team @ IEEE ACII 2009), and Best Student Paper (with M. Piccardi @ VisHCI 2006). I have been involved as PI and Co-I in several projects funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council UK (EPSRC), the British Council and InnovateUK.

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