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  • 2017-04-05: Gave a talk at Google Waterloo on "Affective Computing in Socio-Technical Systems".
  • 2017-03-29: THEMIS.COG is funded! I will be studying Online Collaborative Networks together with Tobias Schroeder (Potsdam), Mei Nagappan (Waterloo), and Kim Rogers (Dartmouth College).
  • 2017-03-05: The 2017 Emotion in the Wild Competition website is up and running.
  • 2017-02-26: University of Waterloo faculty and staff CHAMPS at the 40th annual Ontario University Faculty and Staff Hockey Tournament in Guelph last week! Go Worriers!
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Most Popular Papers
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  1. Patricia Kan, Rajibul Huq, Jesse Hoey, Robby Goetschalckx and Alex Mihailidis The development of an adaptive upper-limb stroke rehabilitation robotic system. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 8, 33, 2011 (bibtex)
  2. Aarti Malhotra, Jesse Hoey, Alexandra Konig and Sarel van Vuuren A study of elderly people's emotional understanding of prompts given by Virtual Humans. Proc. International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, Cancun, Mexico, 2016 (bibtex)
  3. Luyuan Lin, Stephen Czarnuch, Aarti Malhotra, Lifei Yu, Tobias Schroeder and Jesse Hoey Affectively Aligned Cognitive Assistance using Bayesian Affect Control Theory. Proc. of International Workconference on Ambient Assisted Living (IWAAL), Belfast, UK, 2014 (bibtex)
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  • "In some ways we are emotional lizards" -- Joseph LeDoux, The Emotional Brain, 1996.
  • "Nay, it is chiefly from this regard to the sentiments of mankind, that we pursue riches and avoid poverty." -- Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, 1759.
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  • "You must sleep some time between lunch and dinner, and no half-way measures. Take off your clothes and get into bed. That's what I always do. " -- Winston Churchill, 1946.
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