Ehsan Hoque  

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Assistant Professor of  Computer Science University of Rochester




710 Computer Studies Building,
Rochester, NY 14627
Phone: 1-408-634-6783
mehoque AT {cs dot rochester dot edu}
Twitter: @ehsan_hoque

Projects (active)

ROC Speak
My Automated Conversation coacH

Projects (archived)

MIT Mood Meter
Temporal Modeling of Smiles




My research in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is on developing computational approaches to generate new insights and theories about human behavior that are "written nowhere, known by none, and understood by all." In addition to expanding our understanding of human behavior, I focus on developing new applications that allow us to be more human.

Ehsan received his PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2013.

His PhD thesis - "Computers to Help with Conversations: Affective Framework to Enhance Human Nonverbal Skills" - was the first of its kind to demonstrate that it is possible for people to learn and improve their social skills by interacting with a conversational system; the thesis was showcased at the MIT Museum as one of the most unconventional inventions at MIT.


Ehsan's work has received Best Paper Award and nominations at the ACM Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2013),  IEEE Automated Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2011), ACM Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2006), one of the most influential articles for IEEE Transactions for Affective Computing,  Google Faculty Research Award (2014, 2016) and MIT Top 35 Innovators under 35 (TR35) Award . He is currently an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing and PACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT)


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