Radosław Niewiadomski

My research interests are in the area of Human Computer Interaction and include emotion recognition, social signal processing, interactive multimodal systems, nonverbal behavior synthesis, embodied conversational agents and social robotics.

Currently, I am Assistant Professor in the University of Trento and Visiting Researcher in the Contact Unit of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.

I obtained my Ph.D. in 2007 from the University of Perugia, Italy, under the supervision of Prof. Giulianella Coletti and Prof. Catherine Pelachaud. The dissertation titled A model of complex facial expressions in interpersonal relations presents an application of fuzzy methods to generation of facial expressions of virtual agents (see here for details).

I was a postdoctoral researcher in the LINC lab at the University Paris 8 and in the Multimedia Group at the Telecom ParisTech working in the EU projects: FP7 ILHAIRE, FP7 SSPNET and FP6 CALLAS and French national project ANR CECIL (ANR-08-CORD-005). My research focused on modeling expessive behaviors in virtual agents. I was also participating in the development of the Embodied Conversational Agent called Greta (see here for details).

I worked in the InfoMus Lab (University of Genoa) on analysis and recognition of full-body expressive behaviors. I was WP Leader of the H2020 ICT DANCE Project on the analysis and sonification of the expressive movement qualities in dance performances. I was also involved in the FP7 FET ILHAIRE Project aimed at the analysis and synthesis of multimodal laughter, H2020 WeDraw and H2020 WhoLoDancE Projects.

I am author of more than 50 peer-reviewed conference and journal papers.
I was involved in the creation of several freely available datasets, e.g., full-body laughter expressions, kata (karate) performance, and expressive movement quality.

I was Guest Editor of the Special Section dedicated to laughter computing of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing.

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