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Social Signal and Multimodal Processing


30th November 2018


Denis Lalanne, Prof, professeur, Fac des sciences, Uni Fribourg

Agnes Lisowska Masson, Dr, maître-assistant, Fac des sciences, Uni Fribourg


(1) Alessandro Vinciarelli, professeur d'informatique, Université de Glasgow, UK


This course will introduce various technical data and signal processing methods that can be used to study and model social interactions between people, as well as the most common methods, algorithms and tools to process signals coming from different input modalities.

Alessandro Vinciarelli is Full Professor at the University of Glasgow (School of Computing Science and Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology), where he works since 2010. Previously, he has been with several companies in Italy and the USA (Finmeccanica,Accenture and IBM) and with the Idiap Research Institute in Switzerland. His main research interest is Social Signal Processing, the domain aimed at modelling, analysis and synthesis of nonverbal behaviour in social interactions. He has published more than 140 works and he is or has been PI and co-PI of more than 15 national and international projects, including the European Network of Excellence on Social Signal Processing ( ). He has chaired more than 25 international events - including the IEEE International Conference on Social Computing and the ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction - and he is a co-founder of Klewel ( ), a knowledge management company recognized with several national and international awards.


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Classes start at 9h00 and finish at 17h.

Coffee breaks: 10h30-11h00 and 15h00-15h30

Lunch: 12h30-13h30


Université de Fribourg



Deadline for registration 29.11.2018
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