Emotional AI, Faces & Deep Fakes

This talk is about emotional AI, about machine learning and computer vision methods developed for various human-centric AI applications, and about the technology behind generating “fake video news”.


Maja Pantic obtained her PhD degree in computer science in 2001 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. From April 2018 to April 2020, she was the Research Director of Samsung AI Research Centre in Cambridge. In April 2020, she joined Facebook as an AI Scientific Research Lead in Facebook London. Prof. Pantic is one of the world’s leading experts in the research on machine understanding of human behavior 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. Prof. Pantic received various awards for her work including BCS Roger Needham Award, awarded annually to a UK based researcher for a distinguished research contribution in computer science. She is a Fellow of the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering, an IEEE Fellow and an IAPR Fellow.

Date: January 13th, 2021 Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM CET
Maria Petrou Award