Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion

Affective Computing group, MIT Media Lab

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Rosalind W. Picard
Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
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Marcella Framondi
Administrative Assistant
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Alaa Algargoosh
Postdoctoral Fellow
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Susan Blumenthal, MD
Visiting Professor ; Advisory Council Member
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Robert Stickgold
Visiting Professor
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Jocelyn Riseberg Scheirer
Research Assistant
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Nelson Hidalgo
Research Assistant
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Matthew Groh
Former Research Assistant
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Noah Jones
Research Assistant
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Ila Kumar
Research Assistant
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Szymon Fedor
Research Scientist
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Agata Lapedriza Garcia
Research Affiliate
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Robert Lewis
Research Assistant
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Shelley Choi
Research Assistant
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Katherine Matton
Research Assistant
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Craig Ferguson
Full Stack Developer
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Boyu Zhang
Research Assistant
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Oliver Saunders Wilder
Research Affiliate
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Richard Palumbo
Research Affiliate
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Kristy Johnson
Research Affiliate
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Caleb Harris
Research Assistant
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Neska Elhaouij
Former Postdoctoral Associate
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M. Ehsan Hoque
Former Alumnus, Affective Computing
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Rana El Kaliouby
Former Research Affiliate
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Richard R. Fletcher
Former Research Scientist
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Karthik Dinakar
Former Research Scientist
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Sable Aragon
Former Administrative Assistant
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Selene Mota
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Timothy Bickmore
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Murali Doraiswamy
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Akshay Mohan
Former Research Assistant
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Asma Ghandeharioun
Former Research Assistant
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Darian Bhathena
Former Research Assistant
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Yue Zhang Weninger
Former Research Affiliate
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Akane Sano
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Weixuan 'Vincent' Chen
Former Research Assistant
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Shaundra L. Daily
Former Alumna, Affective Computing
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Javier Hernandez
Former Research Affiliate
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Daniel Lopez Martinez
Former Research Assistant
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Sara Taylor
Former Research Assistant
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Yuanbo Liu
Past Member
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Ognjen (Oggi) Rudovic
Former Research Affiliate
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Natasha Jaques
Former Research Assistant
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Judy Hanwen Shen
Former Research Assistant
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Eiji Yoshida
Former Visiting Scientist, NTT DATA
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Sebastian Zepf
Former Visiting Scientist, Daimler
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Luis Donatiu Vinas
Former Research Assistant
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Ehi Nosakhare
Former Research Assistant
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Yoshihiko Suhara
Former Visiting Scientist, Recruit
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Yadid Ayzenberg
Former Research Affiliate; Former Alumnus, Affective Computing
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Savio Wong
Former Research Affiliate
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Victor Moran Rodriguez
Former Visiting Scientist, NTT DATA
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Thomas Osgood
Former Visiting Scientist, JLR
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Fengjiao Peng
Former Research Assistant
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Hyungil Ahn
Former Research Assistant
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Terumi Umematsu
Former Visiting Scientist, NEC
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Winslow S. Burleson
Former Research Assistant
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Rashmi Karki
Former Administrative Assistant
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Elliott Hedman
Former Alumnus, Affective Computing
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Mary Heanue
Former Administrative Assistant
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Allison Rojas
Past Member
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Sheng-Ying (Aithne) Pao
Former Visiting Scientist, LKK
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Grace Leslie
Former Research Affiliate
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Robert A. Reilly
Former Visiting Scientist
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Seth T. Raphael
Former Research Assistant
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Matthew S. Goodwin
Former Visiting Assistant Professor
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Robert R. Morris
Former Research Assistant
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Dong Young Kim
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Barry Kort
Former Visiting Scientist
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Jeremy Thompson
Former Administrative Assistant
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Ming-Zher Poh
Former Research Affiliate

Other Contributors

Avik Basu

Yin Chao (Visiting Student)

Monika Gorkani*

Chris Graczyk*

Shaundra Daily

Phil Davis

Joseph Francos, Ph.D.(PostDoc)*

Steve Mann, Ph.D.*

Tom Minka, Ph.D.*

Nikolaos Mavridis, Ph.D.

Florian (Floyd) Mueller

Teresa Marrin Nakra, Ph.D.

Chris Perry*

Ashok (Kris) Popat, Ph.D.*

Yuan (Alan) Qi, Ph.D.

Jocelyn Scheirer

Martin Szummer, Ph.D.*

Elias Vyzas

Joshua Wachman*

Deepa Iyengar

Tanweer Kabir*

Dana Kirsch

Jonathan Klein

Stoffel Kuenen(Visiting Student)

Fang Liu, Ph.D.*

*Asterisk means was a member of Picard's group before it was renamed to Affective Computing. In those days, we focused on computer vision, pattern analysis, and machine learning for content-based retrieval of video and image, largely ignoring the role of affect. Today we continue to use and develop these same technical tools, but with awareness of the important role affect plays in perception, learning, behavior and more, and with emphasis on applications that help people.