Biography

Jeffrey Cohn is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He leads interdisciplinary and inter-institutional efforts to develop advanced methods of automatic analysis and synthesis of facial expression and prosody and applies those tools to research in human emotion, social development, nonverbal communication, psychopathology, and biomedicine (Google Scholar profile). His research has been supported by grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Autism Foundation, Office of Naval Research, and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency among other sponsors.

He is Chair of the Steering Committee of the IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG) and has served as General Chair of FG2017, FG2015FG2008, the International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2009), and the International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ACM 2014). He is a past co-editor of IEEE Transactions in Affective Computing (TAC) and has co-edited special issues on affective computing for the Journal of Image and Vision Computing, Pattern Recognition Letters, Computer Vision and Image Understanding, and ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems.

For further background, please see CV.