Psychometrix Associates, Inc.
hudlicka at ieee dot org
www.psychometrixassociates.com

Education

Ph.D. Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1986
Advisor: Prof. Victor Lesser
Dissertation title: Diagnosing Problem-Solving System Behavior.

M.S. Computer Science
The Ohio State University, 1979.

B.S. Biochemistry
Graduated with Distinction
Virginia Tech, 1977.
Sophomore year (1974-1975) spent at Birmingham University, Birmingham, UK
(Medical biochemistry programme)

 

Employment

President and Principal Scientist, Psychometrix Associates, Inc., April 1995-present.

Senior Consulting Scientist, Charles River Analytics, Cambridge, MA, 1995 - 2005.

Senior Member of Technical Staff, GTE Laboratories, Waltham, MA, May 1995 - January 1997 (part-time).

Senior Scientist, Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cognitive Science and Systems Department, Cambridge, MA, 1987 - 1995.

Principal Software Engineer, Intelligent Systems and Tools Group, Digital Equipment Corporation, Hudson, MA, 1986   - 1987.

Programmer, Institut de Chimie Physique, Ecole Polytechnique Federale, Lausanne, Switzerland, March-August 1979.

 

Teaching and Adjunct Appointments

Associate Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, San Jose State University. Summer 2005. developed and taught a graduate course entitled "Topics in Affective Computing: Emotion Modeling, Sensing, Recognition and Expression".  

Adjunct Associate Professor , Dept. of Computer Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 1988-1998. Developed and taught a graduate course in human-computer interaction.   Developed and taught a graduate seminar in model-based reasoning.   The course focused on current research in the area of model-based, causal, and qualitative reasoning, the principles and techniques available, the tools that have been developed, and examples of applications. Developed and taught a graduate seminar in knowledge acquisition techniques for expert systems.   The course focused on current research and techniques from psychology and cognitive science on expert selection, extraction of implicit knowledge, and the organization of knowledge in human memory.

Visiting Assistant Professor , Dept. of Computer and Information Science, University of Massachusetts, September 1985-June 1986. Designed and taught senior level course in introduction to AI.   Designed and taught a course in LISP programming.   Taught a sophomore course in discrete mathematics for computer science.

Instructor , School of Communications and Cognitive Science, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, Spring 1986. Designed and taught a course in LISP programming.

Professional Activities

Member, IEEE Task Force on Player Satisfaction Modeling,2008-present.

Member of Committee on "Organizational Behavior Modeling", 2005-2006; National Academy of Science / National Research Council, Washington, DC.

Member: AAAI, Cognitive Science Society, International Society for Research on Emotion, IDGA, IEEE

Member of Editorial Board
Oxford Series on Cognitive Models and Architectures (Oxford University Press) (2010 - )

Associate Editor
International Journal of Synthetic Emotions (2008 - )

Jnl. Editorial Board Member
International Journal of Machine Consciousness (2008 - )
Intl. Jnl. of Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures  (2011 - 2013 )
Presence (2000 – 2005)

Special Issue Editor

International Jnl. of Synthetic Emotions (with Hatice Gunes). Benefits and Limitations of Continuous  Representations of Emotions in Affective Computing, 3(1), 2012

International Journal of Human Computer Systems
(with Michael McNeese). Applications of Affective Computing in Human-Computer Interaction, 59 (1-2), 2003.

Organizing Committees

• Workshop on “Emotions in Games”, ACII2011 (co-chair), Memphis, TN, 2011

• Special session on “Social interaction with robots and agents: where do we stand,
where do we go?” (with S. Payr & R. Ventura), ACII2009, 2009.

• AAAI Spring Symposium “Emotion, Personality and Social Behavior” (co-chair), 2008.

•  Session on "Affective Computing", 1 st Intl. Conference on Augmented Cognition,
(in conjunction with HCI International ), 2005
The session provided an overview of emotion sensing, recognition and expression methods, summary of current success rates in automatic emotion recognition, and representative research using affective states and traits to improve human-machine interaction.

•  AAAI Spring Symposium "Computational Architectures for Emotion: Cross-Disciplinary Foundations" (co-chair), 2004.
The symposium brought together researchers from AI, psychology and neuroscience, whose common aim is the understanding of the mechanisms and roles of emotion in adaptive agents, biological or artificial. Key focus was on identifying guiding principles for emotion architecture development and on model validation.

•  3 rd Workshop on "Affective and Attitude User Modeling" (co-chair),
(in conjunction with User Modeling 2003).
The workshop focused on methods for integrating affective factors in user models and human-computer interaction.

Program Committees

  • CogSci14 (The 36th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society), Quebec City, Quebec,
    Canada, 2014.
  • AGI-14 (The Seventh Conference on Artificial General Intelligence), Quebec City, Quebec,
    Canada, 2014.
  • Special Track on “Culture-Aware AI Systems”, FLAIRS 2014, Pensacola, FL, 2014
  • 22nd Conference on User Modeling, Personalization and Adaptation (UMAP), Aalborg, Denmark, 2014
  • Workshop on “Mental Model Ascription by Language-Enabled Intelligent Agents”, in conjunction with the 35th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, Germany, 2013
  • Senior program committee member for 5th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2013)
  • Workshop on Computers as Social Actors, in conjunction with the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA2013), Edinburgh, UK.
  • ICMI (The International Conference on Multimodal Interaction), Sydney, Australia, 2013
  • EPIA (16th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence), 2013.
  • Foundations of Digital Games-DC, Chania, Crete, Greece, 2013.
  • Workshop on Emotion Representation, Analysis and Synthesis in Continuous Time and Space (EmoSPACE 2013), in conjunction with IEEE FG 2013, Shanghai, China, 2013.
  • AGI (5th Conference on General Artificial Intelligence), Oxford, UK, 2012.
  • BICA (3rd Intl. Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures), Palermo, Italy, 2012.
  • Workshop on “Emotional and Empathic Agents” at AAMAS 2012
  • Senior Member of Program Committee for ACII 2011 (Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction), Memphis, TN, US
  • Workshop on “Affective Computing” (In conjunction with the 15th Portugese Conference on AI, Universidade de Aveiro, October, 2009)

    1st Intl. Workshop on Emotion Synthesis, Representation and Analysis in Continuous Spaces (EmoSPACE 2011)
    AAAI Spring Symposium “AI and Health Communication”, 2011
    AAAI Fall Symposium “Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures”, 2009
    Workshop on “Emotional and Affective Computing” (In conjunction with the 14th Portugese Conference on AI, Universidade de Aveiro, October, 2009)
    Workshop on “Empathic Agents” (In conjunction with AAMAS 2009, Budapest, Hungary)
    ACII 2009 (Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction), Amsterdam, Netherlands
    AAAI Fall Symposium “Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures”, 2009
    • Workshop on “Emotional and Affective Computing” (In conjunction with the 14th Portugese Conference on AI, Universidade de Aveiro, October, 2009)
    • Workshop on “Empathic Agents” (In conjunction with AAMAS 2009, Budapest, Hungary)
    • ACII 2009 (Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction), Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • AAAI Fall Symposium “Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures”, 2008
    • Augmented Cognition International (ACI) 2007, Baltimore, MD
    • ACII 2007 (Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction), Lisbon, Portugal
    • ACE, Vienna, Austria, 2006.
    • Adapting the Interaction Style to Affective Factors
    (In conjunction with User Modeling 2005). Edinburgh, 2005.
    • ACE, Vienna, Austria, 2004.
    • 9 th Conference on User Modeling, Doctoral Consortium , Johnstown, PA, 2003.
    • FLAIRS-Special Track on Integrating Emotion and Cognition in Formal Models, 2003.
    • AAAI Fall Symposium - Emotional and Intelligent II: The Tangled Knot of Social Cognition, 2001.
    • 2nd Workshop on Attitude, Personality, and Emotions in User-Adapted Interaction .
    (In conjunction with User Modeling 2001). Sonthofen, Germany. 2001.

Reviewer
•  Agencies: NSF, NASA, NIH, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
•  Conferences: Cognitive Science, ACII, EmoSPACE, AAAI, GAMEON, EPIA, Augmented Cognition, Intelligent User Interfaces, Human Factors, BRIMS (Behavior Representation in Modeling & Simulation) - see also Program Committees above
•  Journals: IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing; IJHCS, Artificial Intelligence, Applied Artificial Intelligence, IEEE Software, IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, Journal of Cognitive Systems Research, Cognition and Emotion, AI Magazine, International Journal of User Modeling and User Adapted Interaction, Presence, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Pain Medicine


•  Publishers: Oxford University Press

Conference Tutorials & Summer School Courses Taught

  • “Computational Affective Modeling and Affective User Modeling”, HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June, 2014.
  • “Emerging Affect Theories and Their Relevance for Psychotherapy”, Symposium presented at the 13th Biennial Social Work Symposium (NASW Mass. Chapter), Apr 3-4, 2014, Boston, MA
  • “Beyond Social Media: Advanced Technologies in Social Work Practice”, Symposium presented at the 13th Biennial Social Work Symposium (NASW Mass. Chapter), Apr 3-4, 2014, Boston, MA
  •  “Affective Gaming”, DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond, WA, 2009

• “Affective Computing and Game Development”, GAMEON 2008, Montreal, Canada
(http://www.eurosis.org/cms/index.php?q=node/563)
• “Computational Models of Emotion”, Cognitive Science Summer School, Center for Cognitive Science, New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria, Summer 2007. (Description available at http://www.nbu.bg/cogs/events/2007/hudlicka_course.html)
• “Introduction to Affective Computing”, CogSci 2006, Vancouver, BC

Conference Panels

  • Educational Systems and Machine Consciousness, AAAI Fall Symposium on “Cognitive and Metacognitive Educational Systems”, Arlington, VA, November, 2009.
  • Artificial Agents for Psychotherapy, AAAI Spring Symposium on “Emotion, Personality and Social Behavior”, Stanford University, March 2008.
  • Affective Computing. Text, Speech & Dialogue. Masaryk University, Czech Republic (2006)
  • Validating Emotion Architectures. AAAI Spring Symposium 2004: Architectures for Modeling Emotion, Stanford University, 2004 (participant / organizer)
  • Goals and Expectations in Situation Assessment and Performance: Their Roles, Effects, and Elicitation (panel chair). 45th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. October 2001. (participant / organizer)
  • Issues in Emotion and Personality Modeling. 2nd Workshop on Attitude, Personality, and Emotions in User-Adapted Interaction. Sonthofen, Germany. 2001. (participant)
  • Affective Computing. 43rd Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 1999. (participant / co-organizer)
  • Knowledge Elicitation in Complex Military Environments. ECBS International Conference. Nashville, TN. 1999. (participant)

    Invited talks & Seminars

• Workshop 0n "Standards in Emotion Modelling", Leiden, Holland (August 2011)
• Keynote at 1st Intl. Workshop on Emotion Synthesis, rePresentation & Analysis in Continuous spacE (EmoSPACE). In conjunction with the IEEE FG 2011. Santa Barbara (March 2011)
• Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA (2009)
• Symposium on “Social Interactions in Virtual Worlds”, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore (April 2009).
• Delft University of Technology, Delft, Holland (March 2009)
• Utrecht University, Utrecht, Holland (March 2009)
• DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond, WA (2008)
• GAMEON-NA 2008, McGill University, Montreal, CA (2008)
• 8th Symposium on Understanding Complex Systems, U. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2008)
• Miami University, Oxford, OH (2006)
• Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (2006)
• Text, Speech & Dialogue 2006, Masaryk University, Czech Republic.
• Concordia University, Montreal, CA (2005)
• MICS (Modeling Integrated Cognitive Systems) Workshop, Saratoga Springs, NY (2005)
• Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (2004)
• “Personality and Cultural Factors Workshop”, DMSO, Washington, DC (2003)
• Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (2002, 2003)
• University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (2002)
• Defense Science Board Briefing, Washington, DC (2002)
• Austrian Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Vienna, Austria (2002)
• Plenary talk: Workshop Summary: Emotional and Intelligent II: The Tangled Knot of Social Cognition, AAAI Fall Symposium, Falmouth, MA (2001)

Honors and Awards

•  Paper selected for 'Recommended Readings' at 2003 BRIMS Conference  
(Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation).

•  Bolt, Beranek & Newman, Inc., Performance excellence award, 1993.

•  University Fellowship, The Ohio State University, 1978.

•  Phi Beta Kappa, 1976.