Abstract:

Much of what we do today is centered around humans — whether it is creating the next generation smartphones, understanding interactions with social media platforms, or developing new mobility strategies. A better understanding of people can not only answer fundamental questions about “us” as humans, but can also facilitate the development of enhanced, personalized technologies. In this talk, I will overview the main challenges (and opportunities) faced by research on multimodal sensing of human behavior, and illustrate these challenges with projects conducted in the Language and Information Technologies lab at Michigan.