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APSIPA U.S. Local Chapter will organize a panel discussion on the “Future of Affective Computing”
Time: 11pm (Japan), 10pm (Taiwan & China), 7am (Los Angeles)
Date: October 16 (Saturday), 2021

This panel brings together some of the world’s leading experts in Affective Computing (AC) to discuss “The Future of Affective Computing”. The panel is composed of academic and industry leaders from two continents (Asia and North America), who have made key contributions in various AC topics. The panel will discuss and debate on different future issues, including but are not limited to, the trend and impact of deep learning for AC, the role AC in health applications, the issue of trustworthiness in AC technology, and how to better prepare for a career in affective computing.


Shrikanth Narayanan
University Professor, Niki and Max Nikias Chair in Engineering and Professor Electrical & Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience, Pediatrics and Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
University of Southern California, USA

Jianhua Tao
Deputy Director, National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition (NLPR), China
Professor, Institute of Automation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Chinese Director, Sino-European Laboratory of Informatics, Automation and Applied Mathematics, China

Shogo Okada
Associate Professor, School of Information Science, Intelligent Robotics Area, Research Centre for Interpretable AI, Research Core for Cohabitative- AI×Design
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan

Lun-Wei Ku
Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Information Science Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Yingping Yang
Senior Scientist & Group Manager, Affective Computing Group
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore


Chi-Chun Lee (Jeremy)
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

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