Prof. Carlos Busso

University of Texas at Dallas
Carlos Busso leads the Multimodal Signal Processing (MSP) laboratory at UTD. He is a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award. In 2014, he received the ICMI Ten-Year Technical Impact Award. In 2015, his student received the third prize IEEE ITSS Best Dissertation Award (N. Li). He also received the Hewlett Packard Best Paper Award at the IEEE ICME 2011 (with J. Jain), and the Best Paper Award at the AAAC ACII 2017 (with Yannakakis and Cowie). He is the co-author of the winner paper of the Classifier Sub-Challenge event at the Interspeech 2009 emotion challenge. His research interest is in human-centered multimodal machine intelligence and applications. His current research includes the broad areas of affective computing, multimodal human-machine interfaces, nonverbal behaviors for conversational agents, in-vehicle active safety system, and machine learning methods for multimodal processing. His work has direct implication in many practical domains, including national security, health care, entertainment, transportation systems, and education. He was the general chair of ACII 2017. He is a member of ISCA, AAAC, and ACM, and a senior member of the IEEE. Carlos Busso received his BS and MS degrees with high honors in electrical engineering from the University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, in 2000 and 2003, respectively, and his PhD degree (2008) in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, in 2008. He is a full professor at the Electrical Engineering Department of The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). He was selected by the School of Engineering of Chile as the best electrical engineer graduated in 2003 across Chilean universities. At USC, he received a provost doctoral fellowship from 2003 to 2005 and a fellowship in Digital Scholarship from 2007 to 2008.

Prof. Haifeng Li

Harbin Institute of Technology
Bio: In 1997, Dr. Haifeng Li obtained a Ph.D. in Electromagnetic Measurement Technology and Instruments from Harbin Institute of Technology; in 2002, he obtained a Ph.D. in Computer, Communication and Electronic Science from University of Paris VI, France. He has taught at Harbin Institute of Technology since 1994 and has been a professor since 2002. His research interests include multimedia information processing, artificial intelligence and brain and cognitive science.