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[April 2013] Our paper 'Discriminative Structured State Tracking for Spoken Dialog Systems' by Metallinou etal. was accepted at ACL 2013, as a long paper. This work was performed during my 2012 summer internship at Microsoft Research.


[April 2013] Our paper 'Quantifying Atypicality In Affective Facial Expressions Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders' by Metallinou etal. was accepted at ICME 2013


[March 2013] Our paper 'Toward Body Language Generation in Dyadic Interaction Settings from Interlocutor Multimodal Cues' by Yang etal. was accepted at ICASSP 2013


[Feb. 2013] Our paper 'Annotation and Processing of Continuous Emotional Attributes: Challenges and Opportunities' by Metallinou etal. was accepted at EMOSpace, in conjunction with FG 2013


[Feb. 2013] We received a best poster award for our poster titled 'Quantifying atypicality in affective facial expressions of children with autism spectrum disorders', at the USC Ming Hsieh research festival.


[Sept. 2012] We presented our paper 'Speaker Personality Classification Using Systems Based on Acoustic-Lexical Cues and an Optimal Tree-Structured Bayesian Network' by Audhkhasi etal at InterSpeech 2012 as part of the Personality Challenge.


[Sept. 2012] We are releasing part of the code that was used in the article: 'Tracking continuous emotional trends of participants during affective dyadic interactions using body language and speech information', by Metallinou etal. For details see here


[Sept. 2012] Our article: 'Tracking continuous emotional trends of participants during affective dyadic interactions using body language and speech information', by Metallinou etal. was accepted for publication at Image and Vision Computing, Special Issue on Continuous Affect Analysis.


[June-Aug 2012] I interned at Microsoft Research (MSR) working on distriminative belief tracking for spoken dialog systems, under the supervision of J.Williams and D. Bohus


[May 2012] We received an honorable mention for our article 'Context-Sensitive Learning for Enhanced Audiovisual Emotion Classification' by Metallinou etal., by the Electrical Engineering Department at USC (2011-2012).


[Mar. 2012] We presented our papers 'A Hierarchical Framework for Modeling Multimodality and Emotional Evolution in Affective Dialogs' by Metallinou etal, 'Analyzing the Memory of BLSTM Neural Networks for Enhanced Emotion Classification in Dyadic Spoken Interactions' by Woellmer etal and 'Speaker States Recognition using Latent Factor Analysis Based Eigenchannel Factor Vector Modeling' by Li etal, in ICASSP 2012.


[Mar. 2012] I received the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Merit Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year.


[Mar. 2012] I received the Signal Processing Society (SPS) travel grant to fund travel expenses for ICASSP 2012.


[Feb. 2012] Full release of the IEMOCAP database for academic purposes. The database contains facial Motion Capture data, speech and video from mutliple participants during improvised affective dyadic interactions. See here for details.


[Dec. 2011] Our article: 'Context-Sensitive Learning for Enhanced Audiovisual Emotion Classification', by Metallinou etal. was accepted for publication at Transactions of Affective Computing


[Dec. 2011] I passed my Qualifying Examination and advanced to PhD Candidacy, which is the last stage of PhD.