Emotive Computing Lab
The original lab at the University of Memphis (2004 to 2011)
The lab at the University of Notre Dame (2012 to 2017)
The lab at the University of Colorado Boulder (2017-present)
The AI Institute at CU Boulder (2020-present)
WHAT WE DO
We investigate the complex interplay between thoughts and feelings while people engage in complex real-world activities individually or in groups. Our approach emphasizes use-inspired research, a discovery orientation to science, and theoretical and methodological pluralism. Our research involves theoretical and translational integration of the computing, cognitive, affective, social, and learning sciences.
We pursue four lines of integrative research:
We incorporate a diverse set of theories and methodologies to enhance foundational understanding of how cognitive, affective, and social processes interact during higher-order information processing (e.g., complex learning, collaborative problem solving).
We research multimodal analytical and machine learning methods to develop computational models of socio-cognitive-affective (SAC) states (e.g., mind wandering, confusion, frustration, boredom, stress, team conflict) and processes (e.g., negotiation & coordination, question asking) for both individuals and small groups.
We leverage the findings and artifacts from basic research and computational modeling to build and test intelligent technologies that help people work and learn more efficiently, effectively, engagingly, and equitably.
We conduct systematic reviews and meta-analyses to assimilate theories and findings from our interdisciplinary research areas
WHO WE ARE
We an interdisciplinary research team of computer scientists, cognitive scientists, psychologists, and neuroscientists.
Sidney D'Mello (Director)
Rosy Southwell (Neuroscience postdoc)
Brandon Booth (Computer Science postdoc)
Robert Moulder (Quantitative psychology postdoc)
Jason Reitman (Team science postdoc)
Thomas Breideband (Team science postdoc)
Megan Caruso (PhD student)
Samuel Pugh (PhD student)
Angelina Abitino (PhD student)
Richard Gentry (MS student)
Medha Sharma (MS Student)
Join our team
We are always looking forward to working with motivated and dedicated researchers, students (at all levels), and postdocs. We look for: (1) a clear alignment of interests, (2) prior research experience in any area (ideally with publications), (3) excellent collaboration and communication skills, and (4) a “can do” attitude that exhibits confidence, enthusiasm (for research), and perseverance in the face of challenges.
If you would like to inquire about joining us, please send us a note with your CV/resume, brief statement of prior work, and how you see yourself contributing to our work. We do receive a lot of requests and only reply if the mutual interest seems to be sufficiently strong (hint: you can demonstrate this by reading some of our recent papers and looking over our current projects).
Former lab members
University of Memphis
(2004 to 2011)
(2004 to 2011)
A K M Mahbubur Rahman
University of Notre Dame
Yuxuan (Ethan) Chen
Xinyi (Cindy) Wang
Jianjan (Ivy) Wang
Mary Jean Amon
Shree Krishna Subburaj
Denny S Schaedig