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EECS 396, 496: Affective Computing Seminar

Quarter Offered

Fall : 11-12:20 TuTh ; Wilson

Prerequisites

396: prereq of 348; 496: prereq of background in Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, Learning Science or Psychology

Description

Affective computing represents a broad, interdisciplinary research and practice area focusing on a range of topics, including: affect-adaptive human-computer interaction, affective user modeling, computational models of emotion, cognitive-affective agent architectures; emotion sensing and recognition; and emotion expression. The course will also explore applications of affective computing in a variety of contexts, including intelligent tutoring, affect-adaptive user interfaces, affective gaming, and intelligent social robots and virtual agents. Introduction to affective computing will be provided through a combination of lectures, student presentations of selected literature, projects and class discussion. The course content and format will be appropriate for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in computer science, cognitive science, psychology, learning sciences, and human factors.

  • This course satisfies the CS Technical Elective requirement.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Jason Wilson (jrw@northwestern.edu)