Since April 2014, I joined Disney Research in Pittsburgh, USA, as a postdoc where I'm working on Embodied multimodal dialog systems, and child-robot spoken interaction. You can also reach me there at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to that, I was a researcher at The Department for Speech, Music and Hearing, at KTH in Stockholm, for the KTH Strategic Research Area - Embodied Multimodal Communication. I also had an affiliated postdoc position at the Autonomous Robotics lab at Örebro University working with the late Prof. Silvia Coradeschi.
My main focus is in the area of artificial social intelligence and social signal processing, with focus in applications in embodied human-machine spoken interaction. My research involves the use of building computational models on sensor data of human behavior (prosody, gaze, facial gestures, head-pose, eyebrows movements and situation modelling and social context), for the analysis, modelling, and synthesis of interactive behaviors in artificial "humans". I have a background in computer science, with specialisations in articial intelligence, and speech and language technology.
My research interests in general terms are: Social signal processing, social robotics, multimodal multiparty spoken dialogue systems, modeling and synthesis of human-like dynamics, and embodied conversational agents.
I received my PhD in December 2012, "Bringing the avatar to life" - for studies and development on facial communication in human-agent and human-robot spoken interaction. If you are interested, check it out here.
During my PhD, I've been part of building the Furhat robot head, and using it as a research device to explore more advanced and rich facial interaction between humans and robots. Check out Furhat here, and add him as a friend on Facebook here.
In 2014, I co-founded Furhat Robotics, a spin-off startup that is aiming at advancing and exploring application in social robotics. If you would like to work with the world's most expressive and natural robot head, please get it in touch with us - we are looking for talent.
Sweden's 101 Supertalents, New Thinkers category, by Veckans Affärer, 2015
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