I am an associate professor in the Department of Information Systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and the director of the Affective Behavior Interaction Lab.
My primary research interests are in Affective Computing and Human-Computer Interaction and focus on measuring and modeling affective nonverbal behavior, particularly body expressions. My current aim is to build training systems for complex real world situations with populations such as first responders and other emergency services.
Before joining UMBC, I held postdoctoral researcher positions with Professor Ben Lok in the Virtual Experiences Research Group in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Department at the University of Florida and with Dr. Marco Gillies in the Embodied AudioVisual Interaction Group at Goldsmiths, University of London in the UK. I received a PhD in Computer Science from University College London, UK, an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Aizu in Japan, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Oregon.