After completing this course, the student:
- Has knowledge of the current state of the art in affective computing
- Can conduct a study in one of the fields of affective acomputing
- Can demonstrate understanding of the main concepts from psychology and computer science that are relevant for the field of AC.
This course provides an overview of several research areas in the field of Affective Computing. The student is introduced in the field and and the current state of the art in a selected number of research areas.|
The course consists of two introductory lectures. One surveys the field and its history. The second will discuss core concepts (emotion, signals, computational modeling etc.). After that the lectures will be continued by some hands-on workshop sessions and by presentations of the students presenting selected chapters from The Oxford Handbook of Affective Computing and Emotion-Oriented Systems (The Humaine Handbook) and other sources
The assessment is based on the presentation by the students and a short survey paper which they will write individually on a specific topic in which they delve into recent developments by sampling articles from the Transactions on Affective Computing Journal or conferences in the field - such as Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction.