Professor of Affective and Behavioural Computing, Imperial
Maja Pantic obtained her BSc, MSc and PhD degree in computer science in 1996, 1997, and 2001, respectively, from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Until 2005, she was an Assistant/ Associate Professor at Delft University of Technology. In 2006, she joined the Imperial College London, Department of Computing, UK, where she is Professor of Affective & Behavioural Computing and the Head of the iBUG group, working on machine analysis of human non-verbal behaviour. In May 2018, she also became the Research Director of Samsung AI Research Centre in Cambridge, where she leads a team working on modelling humans and human behaviour and developing human-centric AI. She is an IEEE Fellow and an IAPR Fellow. As such, she is confirmed as one of the world’s leading experts in the research on machine understanding of human behaviour including vision-based detection, tracking, and analysis of human behavioral cues like facial expressions and body gestures, and multimodal analysis of human behaviors like laughter, social signals, and affective states.