Hatice Gunes
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)
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 ( > 2800 citations, H-index=25).

I am the President-Elect (2017-2019) 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, ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems and Frontiers in Robotics and AI. I have acted as a 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.

In June 2017 I was a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Information Technology at Uppsala University, Sweden that granted me funding as part of their Visiting Female Researcher Scheme for Gender Equality. In the period of May 2015 – June 2015 I was a Visiting Professor at the Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique (ISIR), UPMC Sorbonne Universities (l'Université Pierre et Marie Curie) in Paris, France. 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 the InnovateUK.

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