Michael Spikmans

Research Student

Research Program: Multisensory Communication

Thesis Title

Social attitude prediction from multimodal expressions of affect across age and culture.

Research Project

Provide state of the art affect recognition and prediction systems with the most important features used by individuals across age and culture to express and recognize social attitudes in healthcare contexts. The study focuses on future action prediction based on (social) attitude expressions, and the development of a naturalistic Audio-Visual database that consists of spontaneous affective expressions, context-specific information, and cross-age and cross-culture material. Understanding how speakers express their attitude is particular important for Human-Computer Interaction, because it can provide the machine with knowledge related to the socio-affective states of the interactants.

Qualifications and Honours

  • 2014 – Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology – Fontys University, The Netherlands
  • 2016 – Master of Science in Communication and Information Sciences – Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Contact Michael

Phone+61 2 9772 6142
LocationWestern Sydney University Bankstown campus (Bullecourt Ave, Milperra)