Advisory editor

Jeffrey Cohn

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, United States of America

Jeffrey Cohn is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He leads interdisciplinary and inter-institutional efforts to develop advanced methods of automatic analysis and synthesis of facial expression and prosody; and applies those tools to research in human emotion, social development, non-verbal communication, psychopathology, and biomedicine. His research has been supported by grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Autism Foundation, Office of Naval Research, and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency among other sponsors. He has co-chaired the IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2017, FG2015, and FG2008), the International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2009), and the International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ACM 2014). He is a co-editor of IEEE Transactions in Affective Computing (TAC) and has co-edited special issues on affective computing for the Journal of Image and Vision Computing, Pattern Recognition Letters, Computer Vision and Image Understanding, and ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems.

Björn W. Schuller

University of Passau, Passau, Germany

Björn W. Schuller is Full Professor and Chair of Complex and Intelligent Systems at the University of Passau/Germany, Reader (Associate Professor) in Machine Learning at Imperial College London/UK, and the co-founding CEO of audEERING. Further affiliations include HIT/China as Visiting Professor and the University of Geneva/Switzerland and Joanneum Research in Graz/Austria as an Associate. Previously, he was with the CNRS-LIMSI in Orsay/France and headed the Machine Intelligence and Signal Processing Group at TUM in Munich/Germany. There, he received his diploma in 1999, doctoral degree in 2006, his habilitation in 2012, and was entitled Adjunct Teaching Professor – all in electrical engineering and information technology. Best known are his works advancing Intelligent Audio Analysis and Affective Computing. Dr Schuller is President Emeritus of the AAAC, elected member of the IEEE SLTC, and Senior Member of the IEEE. He (co -)authored 5 books and >500 peer reviewed technical contributions (>10,000 citations, h-index = 49). Selected activities include his role as Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, Associate Editor of Computer Speech and Language, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, and IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems. Professor Schuller was General Chair of ACM ICMI 2014, Program Chair of ACM ICMI 2013, IEEE SocialCom 2012, and ACII 2015 and 2011, as well as organiser of the INTERSPEECH 2009-2016 annual Computational Paralinguistics Challenges, the 2011-2016 annual Audio/Visual Emotion Challenges, and the MAPTRAITS Personality Challenge. He won several awards including best results in research challenges such as CHiME, MediaEval, or of ACM Multimedia. In 2015 and 2016 he has been honoured as one of 40 extraordinary scientists under the age of 40 by the World Economic Forum.


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