Doctoral Consortium

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ACII 2017 Doctoral Consortium
7th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction
October 23-26 2017, San Antonio, Texas, USA
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The ACII 2017 Doctoral Consortium (DC) serves as forum for PhD students to share ideas about the theories behind affective computing, its development, and its application. The goal is to provide PhD students with an opportunity to present their work to a group of mentors and peers from an international community, to receive feedback on their doctoral research plan and progress, and to build a cohort of young researchers interested in affective computing.

Partial funding to support attendance may be available. Though funding is not guaranteed, in previous ACII conferences, we have been quite successful in supporting students costs of attendance.

Accepted Papers
Papers by the following 12 students will be presented at the DC.

  • CNN based 3D Facial Expression Recognition Using Masking and Landmark Features,
    Huiyuan Yang, Binghamton University-SUNY
  • Reminiscence Therapy Improvement using Emotional Information, 
    Soraia Meneses Alarcão, LASIGE
  • Perceived Emotion from Images through Deep Neural Networks, 
    Alex Hernández-García, University of Osnabrück
  • Avatar and Participant Gender Differences in the Perception of Uncanniness of Virtual Humans, 
    Jacqueline Bailey, University of Newcastle
  • Learning based Visual Engagement and Self-Efficacy, 
    Svati Dhamija, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • Automatic Personality Assessment in the Wild, 
    Amanjot Kaur, IIT Ropar
  • Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve: Visible Psychophysiology for Contextualized Relaxation, 
    Adam Hair, Texas A&M University
  • Automated Mental Stress Recognition through Mobile Thermal Imaging, 
    Youngjun Cho, University College London
  • Nonverbal Conversation Expressions Processing for Human-Agent Interactions, 
    Kevin El Haddad, University of Mons
  • Dynamic Emotion Transitions Based on Emotion Hysteresis, 
    Yu Hao, Cornell University
  • Towards More Meaningful Interactive Narrative with Intelligent Affective Characters, 
    Kenneth Chen, Drexel University
  • Temporal Patterns of Facial Expression in Deceptive and Honest Communication
    Taylan Sen*, University of Rochester

For more information and updates on the ACII 2017 Doctoral Consortium see

For further questions, contact the Doctoral Consortium co-chairs:

  • Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze [n.berthouze AT]
  • Sidney D’Mello [sdmello AT]
  • Yelin Kim [yelinkim AT]