I am Professor in Affective Computing at LTCI, Telecom-Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris (S2A team), where I coordinate the Social Computing team. My research activities have been dedicated to the domain of Affective Computing since my Ph.D. in 2003, during which I worked on acoustic recognition of fear-type emotions. I have now approached the field of affective computing from a new angle, that of natural language processing research. This requires studying computational models of socio-emotional behaviors in interactions be it human-human interactions such as call centers or human-agent conversational systems. I develop machine learning and symbolic approaches for both the user’s state recognition and the agent’s behavior generation.
Keywords: Sentiment analysis, Emotion recognition in speech, Human-machine interaction, Embodied Conversational Agents, Socio-affective behavior multimodal modeling.
Website updated in April 2021
Main research contributions :
— Grammars, deep learning, and hybrid machine learning approaches for socio-emotional behavior (opinions, social stances, emotions) analysis in interactions
— Collection, annotations, and spontaneous speech processing (disfluency detection) of in-the-wild corpora (e.g. call-centers, job interviews, human-robot interactions)
— Reasoning models, sequence mining, and seq2seq models for agent’s behavior generation and socio-emotional interaction strategies
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