Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP190101294 [ 2019-10-01 - 2022-09-30 ]

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Researchers: Dr Roland Goecke (Chief Investigator) ,  Munawar Hayat (Chief Investigator) ,  Björn Schuller (Partner Investigator) ,  Louis-Philippe Morency (Partner Investigator) ,  Prof Jeffrey Cohn (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Improving the specificity of affective computing via multimodal analysis. This project aims to develop multimodal affective sensing techniques that can sense very subtle expressions in human moods and emotions. Much research in affective computing has investigated ways to improve the sensitivity of affect sensing approaches, resulting in more accurate estimates of affective states such as emotions or mood. What remains unsolved so far is the issue of specificity. This project will address this issue through novel analyses of very subtle cues in facial and vocal expressions of affect embedded in a multimodal deep learning framework. Current approaches can successfully assist in binary classification tasks. This project will tackle the much more difficult problem of developing advanced affective sensing technology to simultaneously handle homogeneous and heterogeneous affect classes as well as continuous range estimates of affect intensity.

Funding Amount $380,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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