Maja Pantic

Prof. Dr.

Personal Homepage
http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~maja/
Employer
Imperial College London (http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/computing/)
Email
m.pantic@imperial.ac.uk

Maja Pantic received the M.S. and PhD degrees in computer science from Delft University of Technology, in 1997 and 2001. From 2001 to 2005, she was an Assistant and then an Associate professor at the Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, where she was doing research in the areas of image and video analysis of face and body gestures, affective computing, behavioural and contextual interfaces, and multimodal human-machine interaction (HCI). In 2006, she joined the Imperial College Department of Computing, UK, where she is a Reader in Multimodal HCI, working on machine analysis of human non-verbal behaviour and its applications to HCI. From November 2006, she also holds an appointment as the Professor of Affective & Behavioural Computing in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. She was the organizer and co-organizer of various meetings and symposia on Automatic Human Behaviour Analysis and Synthesis in conjunction with the IEEE Int'l Conf. Systems, Man and Cybernetics (2004), Int'l Conf. Measuring Behaviour (2005), ACM Multimedia (2005), ACM Multimodal Interfaces (2006-2008), and Int'l Joint Conf. Artificial Intelligence (2007). She was the Special Session Chair for the IEEE Int'l Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics 2004 and she is the General Co-Chair for the IEEE Int'l Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition 2008. She is the Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part B: Cybernetics (TSMC-B), and the Image and Vision Computing Journal (IVCJ), responsible for computer vision and its applications to human-computer interaction. She also served as a Guest Editor of Special Issues on Human Behaviour Analysis of the TSMC-B, the Int'l Journal of Image and Video Processing (JIVP), and the IVCJ. In 2002, for her research on Facial Information for Advanced Interface (FIFAI), she received Innovational Research Award of Dutch Scientific Organization as one of the 7 best young scientists in exact sciences in the Netherlands. In 2007, for her research on Machine Analysis of Human Naturalistic Behavior (MAHNOB), she received European Research Council Starting Grant as one of 2,5% best junior scientists in any research field in Europe. She is also a partner in several FP6 and FP7 European projects. She was an Associate Visiting Professor at the Face Group, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University in the period June - September 2005. By 2007,she has published more than 70 technical papers in the areas of machine analysis of facial expressions and emotions, machine analysis of human body gestures, artificial intelligence, and human-computer interaction and has served as a Key Note speaker and a program committee member at several conferences in these areas.

Publication Statistics

Publication period start
2001
Publication period end
2012
Number of co-authors
24

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Publications

Schuller, Bjorn, Valster, Michel, Eyben, Florian, Cowie, Roddy, Pantic, Maja (2012): AVEC 2012: the continuous audio/visual emotion challenge. In: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces , 2012, . pp. 449-456. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2388676.2388776

Schuller, Bjorn, Valstar, Michel, Cowie, Roddy, Pantic, Maja (2012): AVEC 2012: the continuous audio/visual emotion challenge -- an introduction. In: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces , 2012, . pp. 361-362. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2388676.2388758

Gunes, Hatice, Pantic, Maja (2010): Automatic, Dimensional and Continuous Emotion Recognition. In International Journal of Synthetic Emotions, 1 (1) pp. 68-99. http://www.igi-global.com/articles/details.asp?id=35740

Petridis, Stavros, Gunes, Hatice, Kaltwang, Sebastian, Pantic, Maja (2009): Static vs. dynamic modeling of human nonverbal behavior from multiple cues and modalities. In: Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces , 2009, . pp. 23-30. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1647314.1647321

Petridis, Stavros, Gunes, Hatice, Kaltwang, Sebastian, Pantic, Maja (2009): Static vs. Dynamic Modeling of Human Nonverbal Behavior from Multiple Cues and Modalities. In: Proceedings of the 11th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces 2-6 November, 2009, Cambridge, MA, USA. pp. 23-30. http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1647321

Petridis, Stavros, Pantic, Maja (2008): Audiovisual laughter detection based on temporal features. In: Digalakis, Vassilios, Potamianos, Alexandros, Turk, Matthew, Pieraccini, Roberto, Ivanov, Yuri (eds.) Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces - ICMI 2008 October 20-22, 2008, Chania, Crete, Greece. pp. 37-44. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1452392.1452402

Vinciarelli, Alessandro, Pantic, Maja, Bourlard, Hervé, Pentland, Alex (2008): Social signals, their function, and automatic analysis: a survey. In: Digalakis, Vassilios, Potamianos, Alexandros, Turk, Matthew, Pieraccini, Roberto, Ivanov, Yuri (eds.) Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces - ICMI 2008 October 20-22, 2008, Chania, Crete, Greece. pp. 61-68. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1452392.1452405

Vinciarelli, Alessandro, Pantic, Maja, Bourlard, Hervé, Pentland, Alex (2008): Social signal processing: state-of-the-art and future perspectives of an emerging domain. In: El-Saddik, Abdulmotaleb, Vuong, Son, Griwodz, Carsten, Bimbo, Alberto Del, Candan, K. Selcuk, Jaimes, Alejandro (eds.) Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Multimedia 2008 October 26-31, 2008, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. pp. 1061-1070. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1459359.1459573

Vinciarelli, Alessandro, Pantic, Maja, Bourlard, Hervé, Pentland, Alex (2008): Social signals, their function, and automatic analysis: a survey. In: Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces , 2008, . pp. 61-68. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1452392.1452405

Petridis, Stavros, Pantic, Maja (2008): Audiovisual laughter detection based on temporal features. In: Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces , 2008, . pp. 37-44. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1452392.1452402

Pantic, Maja, Pentland, Alex, Nijholt, Anton, Huang, Thomas S. (2007): Human Computing and Machine Understanding of Human Behavior: A Survey. In Artificial Intelligence for Human Computing, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 4451 (0) pp. 47-71.

Valstar, Michel F., Gunes, Hatice, Pantic, Maja (2007): How to distinguish posed from spontaneous smiles using geometric features. In: Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces , 2007, . pp. 38-45. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1322192.1322202

Valstar, Michel François, Gunes, Hatice, Pantic, Maja (2007): How to distinguish posed from spontaneous smiles using geometric features. In: Massaro, Dominic W., Takeda, Kazuya, Roy, Deb, Potamianos, Alexandros (eds.) Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces - ICMI 2007 November 12-15, 2007, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. pp. 38-45. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1322192.1322202

Valstar, Michel F., Gunes, Hatice, Pantic, Maja (2007): How to Distinguish Posed from Spontaneous Smiles using Geometric Features. In: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces 12-15 November, 2007, Nagoya, Japan. pp. 38-45. http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1322202

Zeng, Zhihong, Pantic, Maja, Roisman, Glenn I., Huang, Thomas S. (2007): A survey of affect recognition methods: audio, visual and spontaneous expressions. In: Massaro, Dominic W., Takeda, Kazuya, Roy, Deb, Potamianos, Alexandros (eds.) Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces - ICMI 2007 November 12-15, 2007, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. pp. 126-133. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1322192.1322216

Zeng, Zhihong, Pantic, Maja, Roisman, Glenn I., Huang, Thomas S. (2007): A survey of affect recognition methods: audio, visual and spontaneous expressions. In: Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces , 2007, . pp. 126-133. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1322192.1322216

Maat, Ludo, Pantic, Maja (2006): Gaze-X: adaptive affective multimodal interface for single-user office scenarios. In: Quek, Francis K. H., Yang, Jie, Massaro, Dominic W., Alwan, Abeer A., Hazen, Timothy J. (eds.) Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces - ICMI 2006 November 2-4, 2006, Banff, Alberta, Canada. pp. 171-178. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1180995.1181032

Valstar, Michel François, Pantic, Maja, Ambadar, Zara, Cohn, Jeffrey F. (2006): Spontaneous vs. posed facial behavior: automatic analysis of brow actions. In: Quek, Francis K. H., Yang, Jie, Massaro, Dominic W., Alwan, Abeer A., Hazen, Timothy J. (eds.) Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces - ICMI 2006 November 2-4, 2006, Banff, Alberta, Canada. pp. 162-170. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1180995.1181031

Pantic, Maja, Pentland, Alex, Nijholt, Anton, Huang, Thomas (2006): Human computing and machine understanding of human behavior: a survey. In: Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces , 2006, . pp. 239-248. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1180995.1181044

Maat, Ludo, Pantic, Maja (2006): Gaze-X: adaptive affective multimodal interface for single-user office scenarios. In: Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces , 2006, . pp. 171-178. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1180995.1181032

Pantic, Maja, Pentland, Alex, Nijholt, Anton, Huang, Thomas S. (2006): Human computing and machine understanding of human behavior: a survey. In: Quek, Francis K. H., Yang, Jie, Massaro, Dominic W., Alwan, Abeer A., Hazen, Timothy J. (eds.) Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces - ICMI 2006 November 2-4, 2006, Banff, Alberta, Canada. pp. 239-248. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1180995.1181044

Valstar, Michel F., Pantic, Maja, Ambadar, Zara, Cohn, Jeffrey F. (2006): Spontaneous vs. posed facial behavior: automatic analysis of brow actions. In: Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces , 2006, . pp. 162-170. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1180995.1181031

Pantic, Maja, Sebe, Nicu, Cohn, Jeffrey F., Huang, Thomas S. (2005): Affective multimodal human-computer interaction. In: Zhang, Hongjiang, Chua, Tat-Seng, Steinmetz, Ralf, Kankanhalli, Mohan S., Wilcox, Lynn (eds.) Proceedings of the 13th ACM International Conference on Multimedia November 6-11, 2005, Singapore. pp. 669-676. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1101149.1101299

Pantic, Maja, Rothkrantz, Léon J. M. (2001): Affect-Sensitive Multi-Modal Monitoring in Ubiquitous Computing: Advances and Challenges. In: ICEIS 2001 , 2001, . pp. 466-474.

Gunes, Hatice, Piccardi, Massimo, Pantic, Maja (2008): From the Lab to the Real World: Affect Recognition Using Multiple Cues and Modalities. In: "Affective Computing, Focus on Emotion Expression, Synthesis and Recognition" I-Tech Education and Publishing .