Dr Hatice Gunes, University of Cambridge
Dr Hatice Gunes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge, UK. Her research expertise is in the areas of affective computing and social signal processing that lie at the crossroad of multimodal interaction, computer vision, signal processing, and machine learning fields applied to computer/robot mediated human-human interactions and human-robot interaction. She has published over 100 papers in these areasand received a number of awards for Outstanding Paper (IEEE FG’11), Best Demo (IEEE ACII’09), and Best Student Paper (VisHCI’06). Dr Gunes is the President of the Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing (AAAC), the General Co-Chair of ACII 2019, and the Program Co-Chair of ACM/IEEE HRI 2020 and IEEE FG 2017. She is the Chair of the Steering Board of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing and a member of the ACM/IEEE HRI Steering Committee. She has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, and Image and Vision Computing Journal. Her current research commitment is to embrace the challenges present in the areas of health and wellbeing and empower the lives of people through technology. She has recently been awarded the prestigious Early Career Fellowship by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council UK (EPSRC) to investigate adaptive robotic emotional intelligence for wellbeingand has been named a Faculty Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute – UK’s national centre for data science and artificial intelligence.