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Prof. Dr. Elisabeth André


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E-mail: andre { @ } informatik.uni-augsburg.de
Tel.: +49 821 598 - 2341
Fax: +49 821 598 - 2349
Room: 2035
Address: Universitätsstr. 6a
86159 Augsburg


Full Professor of Computer Science (W3), Chair of Human-Centered Multimedia, Faculty of Applied Informatics, Augsburg University since 2001

Current activities

Externally Funded Research Projects

Current projects

  • EmmA Emotionaler mobiler Avatar als Coaching-Assistent in der psychologischen Unterstützung
    Consortium: Charamel GmbH, Semvox GmbH, University of Augsburg, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH, WIPS GmbH
    Funded by: BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
  • VIVA Vertrauen und Sympathie schaffender "lebendiger" sozialer Roboter
    Consortium: University of Augsburg, University of Bielefeld, University of Applied Siences Bielefeld, navel robotics GmbH, Neuland Software GmbH, Visions4IT
    Funded by: BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
  • EVA Empowering Virtueller Agenten
    Consortium: University of Augsburg, University of Ulm
    Funded by: DFG (German Research Foundation)
  • DEEP Deep Emotion Processing for Social Agents
    Consortium: University of Augsburg, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
    Funded by: DFG (German Research Foundation)
  • FMLA Forum Maschinelles Lernen Augsburg
    Consortium: University of Augsburg
    Funded by: BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
  • DIGISTA Die Digitale Stadt - Materialität und Objekte urbaner Kommunikationskultur in Zeiten der Mediatisierung
    Consortium: University of Augsburg, University of Leipzig, Architekturmuseum Schwaben
    Funded by: BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
  • ForGenderCARE Gender und Care: Dynamiken von Fürsorge im Kontext von Institutionen, Praxen, Technik und Medien in Bayern Consortium: University of Augsburg, University HAW Landshut, University of Applied Sciences Munich, University LMU Munich, University TUM Munich, Bundeswehr University Munich, Women's Academy Munich, German Youth Institute Munich, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, University of Applied Sciences OTH Regensburg, University of Regensburg
    Funded by: BayFor (Bavarian Research Allianz), Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts

Finished projects

  • SenseEmotion Multisensory Pain and Emotion Recognition: Avatar-based Affect Management for the Elderly
    Consortium: University of Augsburg, University Medical Center Ulm, University Ulm
    Funded by: BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
  • GLASSISTANT Virtual Assistant to Support People with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) on the Basis of Smart Glasses Consortium: University of Augsburg, Ascora GmbH, Charité University Medical Center Berlin, OTARIS Interactive Serives GmbH
    Funded by: BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
  • EMPAT Empathic Training Companions for Job Interviews Consortium: DFKI Gmbh, Universtiy of Augsburg, Charamel GmbH, Saarland University, TriCAT GmbH, ELSI-Beirat
    Funded by: BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
  • OC-Trust Trustworthiness of Organic Computing Systems Consortium: University of Augsburg, Leibniz University Hannover Funded by: DFG (German Research Foundation)
  • AriaValuspa Artificial Retrieval of Information Assistants - Virtual Agents with Linguistic Understanding, Social skills, and Personalised Aspects
    Consortium: University of Augsburg, University of Twente Netherlands, Imperial College London, University of Nottingham, University of Passau, CNRS, Paris, Institut Télécom - Paris Telecom, CereProc, Cantoche
    Funded by: EU (European Union)
  • KRISTINA Knowledge-Based Information Agent with Social Competence andHuman Interaction Capabilities
    Consortium: University of Augsburg, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, University Ulm, CERTH - Center for Research and Technology Hellas, Almende B.V., Vocapia Research, semFYC-Sociedad Española de Medicina de Familia y Comunitaria, German Red Cross
    Funded by: EU (European Union)
  • Ilhaire Incorporating Laughter into Human-Avatar Interactions: Research and Evaluation
    Consortium: University of Augsburg, University of Mons - Belgium, Università degli Studi of Genova - Italy, University College London- UK, Queen´s University Belfast - UK, University of Zurich - Switzerland, CNRS, Supélec - France, Cantoche - France
    Funded by: EU (European Union)
  • CEEDS The Collective Experience of Empathic Data Systems Consortium: Goldsmiths - University of London, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, University of Sussex, Informatics and Telematics Institute, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, University of Augsburg, University of Teesside, Universita Degli Studie Di Padova, Max Planck Society, Ecole Normale Superieure, Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Spain, Universita di Pisa - Italy, Electrolux Italia S.P.A - Italy, Universiteit Leiden, University of Helsinki - Finnland
    Funded by: EU (European Union)
  • TARDIS Training young Adult's Regulation of emotions and Development of social Interaction Skills
    Consortium: Université Pierre et Marie Currie, Sorbonne, German Research Center for Artifical Intelligence DFKI GmbH, Institute of Education London (IOE) - University of London, Institut Télécom, Mission Locale Val d’Oise Est (MLVOE), University of Augsburg, Universiteit Utrecht, Charamel, CNRS, University Paris-Sud
    Funded by: EU (European Union)
  • eCute Education in Cultural Understanding, Technologically-Enhanced
    Consortium: Herriot Watt University, INESC-ID University, Sunderland University, University of Augsburg , Wageningen University, Jacobs University, Seikei University, Kyoto University
    Funded by: EU (European Union)
  • IT4SE Smart renewable Energy generation and use Consortium: University of Augsburg, University of Applied Sciences, Augsburg & University of Waikato, New Zealand
    Funded by: BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
  • DynaLearn Engaging and informed tools for learning conceptual system knowledge
    Consortium: University of Amsterdam, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, University of Augsburg, University of Barcelona, Tel Aviv University, University of Hull - Hull International Fisheries Institute, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences
    Funded by: EU (European Union)
  • IRIS Network of Excellence on Integrating Research in Interactive Storytelling
    Consortium: University of Augsburg, University of Teesside, Institut National de la Recherche en Informatique et Automatique, University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, TECFA - Université de Genève, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Université de La Rochelle, Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies, University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Funded by: EU (European Union)
  • CALLAS Conveying Affectiveness in Leading-Edge Living Adaptive Systems
    Consortium: Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SpA, British Broadcasting Corporation BBC, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Studio Azzurro, XIM, Digital Video - Italy, Humanware, NEXTURE Consulting srl, University of Augsburg, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems - National Technical University of Athens, University of Mons, University of Teesside, Aalto University, Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, University of Reading, Fondazione Teatro Massimo, Human Interface Technology Laboratory New Zealand
    Funded by: EU (European Union)
  • METABO Controlling Chronic Diseases related to Metabolic Disorders
    Consortium: University of Augsburg, Univerzita Karlova V Praze - Czech Repulic, IDS Scheer S.R.O., itelligence AS, Software Ag SRO, University of Stuttgart, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - Spain, Servicio Madrileño de Salud - Spain, Hospital Clínico San Carlos de Madrid Insalud - Spain, Universitat Politècnica de València - Spain, University of Eastern Finland, Mega Electronics Ltd. - Finnland, ORT France, ICCS - Greece, University of Patras - Greece, dd Synergy Hellas Anonymi Emporiki Etaireia Parochis Ypiression Pliroforikis - Greece, MICRODATA PROIGMENI TECHNOLOGIA AE - Greece. Università degli Studi di Parma - Italy, FERRARI Societa Per Azioni Esercizio Fabriche AUTOMOBILI E Corse O Semplicemente: FERRARI S.P.A - Italy, S.A.T.E - Italy, R &S Info S.R.L. - Italy, Azienda USL di Modena - Italy, Sword technologies SA - Luxembourgh, World Match Ltd. - Malta, MEDMARK S.R.O - Slovakia
    Funded by: EU (European Union)
  • ecircus Education through Characters with emotional Intelligence and Role-playing Capabilities that Understand Social interaction Consortium: University of Augsburg, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh Funded by: EU (European Union)
  • CUBE-G CUlture-adaptive BEhavior Generation for interactions with embodied conversational agents
    Consortium: University of Augsburg, Seikei University Tokyo, Kyoto University
    Funded by: DFG (German Research Foundation)
  • Humaine Human Machine Interaction Network on Emotion Research Consortium: Queen's University Belfast, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI GmbH, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems - National Technical University of Athens, Université de Genève, University of Hertfordshire, Instituto Trentino Di Cultura, Université de Paris VIII, Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies Vienna, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan Stockholm, University of Augsburg, Università Degli Studi di Bari, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Università Degli Studi di Genova, University of Haifa, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, Inesc Id - Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores: Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa, King's College London, Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique Paris, including EPML38, University of Oxford, Heriot-Watt University, Tel Aviv University, Trinity College Dublin, La Cantoche Production Vincennes, Télécom SA Paris, T-Systems Nova GmbH Bonn, Instituto Superior Técnico Lisbon, University of Southern California, University of Zagreb, University of Twente, University of Sheffield, University of Leeds, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies Rome
    Funded by: EU (European Union)

Awards and Honors

2017 Elected Member of the CHI Academy

2014 Enseignante invitée auprès de l’université Paris Sud (Invited Professorship)

2013 Elected ECCAI Fellow(European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence)

2010 Elected Member of German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

2010 Elected Member of Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea)

2010 Elected Member of AcademiaNet

2007 Alcatel-Lucent Fellowship, Internationales Zentrum für Kultur- und Technikforschung der Universität Stuttgart (IZKT), combined with a grant of 25.000 €

1998 RoboCup Scientific Award

1996 Research Fellowship (Stanford Research Institute – SRI)

1995 European IT Prize Winner

Awards at Scientific Conferences

2018 Nominated for two Best Paper Awards at 2018 Conference on ICMI

2018 Best Student Paper Award at Digital Health 2018

2017 Nominated for Best Late Breaking report at the International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

2015 Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Culture and Computing 2015

2013 Most Participative Demo Award at User Modelling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP) 2013 Conference

2013 Best Paper Award at the International Workshop on Intelligent Digital Games for Empowerment and Inclusion (IDGEI)

2013 Honorable Mention of SSI Framework for Best Open Source Software at ACM Multimedia

2012 Best Paper Finalist at International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2012)

2007, 2008 & 2009 Best Paper Finalist at International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents

2008 Award for Most Innovative Idea at Second International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI 2008), Bonn, XENAKIS

2005 Convivio Best Demo Award for People-centred Agent Technologies awarded at AAMAS 2005

2000 Best Paper Award at International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI)

Scientific Career

1988 Diploma in Computer Science at Department of Computer Science at Saarland University, Title of Diploma Thesis: Generierung natürlichsprachlicher Äußerungen zur simultanen Beschreibung von zeitveränderlichen Szenen: Das System SOCCER (Generation of natural language utterances for the simultaneous description of time varying scenes: The System SOCCER)

1988-2001 Scientific Researcher at DFKI GmbH (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence)

1995 Dr. rer. Nat. at Department of Computer Science at Saarland University, Title of Thesis: Ein planbasierter Ansatz zur Generierung multimedialer Präsentationen (A plan-based approach for the generation of multimedia presentations)

1995 Promoted to Senior Researcher

1999 Appointed DFKI Research Fellow

1999 Promoted to Principal Researcher

2000 Call to C4-Professorship from Augsburg University

2001- Full Professor of Computer Science, Chair of Human-Centered Multimedia at Augsburg University

2004-2006 Managing Director of Institute for Computer Science at Augsburg University

2009 Call to W3-Professorship in Mensch-Maschine Interaktion (Human-Machine Interaction) from Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg

2009 Call to W3-Professorship in Mensch-Computer-Interaktion und Kognitive Systeme (Human-Computer Interaction and Cognitive Systems) from University of Stuttgart

Organization of International Conferences and Workshops

Function Owner within University

Functions of Honor

Editorials

Research Interests

  • Multimodal User Interfaces
  • Multimodal Analysis (physiological data, gaze, speech, gestures)
  • Affective Computing & Social Signal Processing
  • Social Robotics & Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Technology-Enhanced Learning
  • Tangible and Perceptive User Interfaces

Seletected Key Notes at Major Conferences

  1. Invited Keynote at IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG) 2018
  2. Invited Keynote at 9th International Conference ICT Innovations, Skopje, R. Macedonia, "Empowering Multimodal Behavior Analysis by Interactive Machine Learning"
  3. Invited Keynote at 26th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN), Alghero, Sardinia, Italy, "Emotional and Social Signals: A new challenge for ANN?"
  4. Invited Keynote at Mobile HCI 2017, Vienna, Austria, "Exploring Social Augmentation Techniques for Mobile Training and Assistive Applications"
  5. Invited Keynote at SIGdial 2017, Saarbrücken, Germany, "Empowering Human-Robot Dialogue by Affective Computing Research"
  6. Invited Keynote at British HCI 2017, University of Sunderland, UK, "Digital Make-Belief through Emotion-Oriented Technologies:Towards Deeper Engagement with Games and Interactive Entertainment"
  7. Invited Keynote at “XIV Kultur und Informatik”, Schloß Köpenick, Berlin, "Exploring Social Augmentation Techniques for Training and Assistive Applications”
  8. Invited Keynote at International School on Human-Centred Computing (HCC 2016), Bremen, Germany, “Socially Sensitive Technologies for Human-Centered Computing”
  9. Invited Keynote at 8th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN 2016), Utrecht, "Socially Sensitive Technologies for Interactive Entertainment"
  10. Invited Keynote at 14th German Conference on Multiagent System Technologies (MATES 2016), Klagenfurt, Austria, “Creating Affective Bonds in Human-Robot Interaction”
  11. Invited Keynote at 21st Annual Meeting of the Intelligent Interfaces Community (ACM IUI 2016), Sonoma, USA, “Socially-Sensitive Interfaces: From Offline Studies to Interactive Experiences”
  12. Invited Speaker at International Symposium on Companion Technology (ISCT 2015), Ulm, Germany, “Trust Me, I am Your Companion: Modeling and Evaluating Trust in Human-Computer Interaction”
  13. Invited Keynote at 8th International Symposium on Attention in Cognitive Systems (ISACS 2015), Hamburg, Germany, “Modeling the Dynamics of Gaze-Contingent Social Behaviors in Human-Agent Interaction”
  14. Invited Keynote at the 11th International Conference on Intelligent Environments, Prague, Czech Republic, “Towards the Creation of Empathic Experiences in Intelligent Environments”
  15. Invited Keynote at 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (IEEE RO-MAN 2014), Edinburgh, UK, “Exploring the Effect of Unconscious Cues in Human-Robot Interaction”
  16. Annual Assembly of the Leopoldina 2013 "Mind, brain, genome and society: How do we become the person we are?", Halle, Germany, 21.9.2013, „Lässt sich Empathie simulieren? Ansätze zur Erkennung und Generierung empathischer Reaktionen anhand von Computermodellen“
  17. Invited Speaker at the 15th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA 2012), "Pathways towards more empathetic human-agent interactions: Synergies and challenges", Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
  18. Invited Speaker at International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AMI 2012), Pisa, Italy, “Bringing Social Computing to Ambient Environments: Synergies and Challenges”
  19. Keynote Talk CHIST-ERA 2012 Conference (European Coordinated Research on Long-term Challenges in Information and Communication Sciences & Technologies ERA-Net), “Exploring Unconscious Signals In Human-Computer Interaction: Identification Of Key Issues And Outline Of A Roadmap For Future Research”, Edinburgh
  20. Keynote at the 35th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2012), Saarbrücken, Germany, “Exploring the potential of social signal processing for human-machine interaction: Synergies and challenges”
  21. Keynote at 2010 VI Conference on Articulated Motion and Deformable Objects (AMDO), “Towards Empathetic Artificial Listeners”, 09.07.2010, Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
  22. Keynote at 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI) / Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT), “Engaging in a Conversation with Synthetic Agents along the Virtuality Continuum”, Hongkong
  23. Keynote at IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME), “Towards Emotional Sensitivity in Human-Computer Interaction”, 08.07.2005, Amsterdam,
  24. Invited Speaker at the 1st International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment Intetain 2005: “Towards Emotional Sensitivity in Interactive Entertainment and Educational Games”, 02.09.2005, Madonna di Campiglio, Italy
  25. Invited Evening Lecture at 16th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (LLI) “Enhancing Embodied Conversational Agents with Social Intelligence”, Nancy 17.08.2004,
  26. Invited Speaker at International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-based Systems, “Enhancing Adaptive Hypermedia Presentation Systems by Lifelike Synthetic Characters”, Trento, 2000

Selected Public Talks and Public Exhibitions

Selected Publications

  1. André, E.: Preparing emotional agents for intercultural communication. In Calvo, Rafael, A., D’Mello, S., Gratch, J., Kappas, A., eds.: The Oxford Handbook of Affective Computing, Oxford University Press (2014) 309–320
  2. André, E., Martin, J.C., Lingenfelser, F.,Wagner, J.: Multimodal fusion in human-agent dialogue. In Rocj, M., Campbell, N., eds.: Coverbal Synchrony in Human-Machine Interaction, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group (2014) 387–410
  3. André, E., Martin, J.C.: Multimodal systems. In Mitkov, R., ed.: The Oxford Handbook of Computational Linguistics 2nd edition, Oxford University Press (2014) 15 pages
  4. Kuchenbrandt, D., Häring, M., Eichberg, J., Eyssel, F., André, E.: Keep an eye on the task! How gender typicality of tasks influence human-robot interactions. I. J. Social Robotics 6 (2014) 417–427
  5. Wagner, J., Lingenfelser, F., André, E.: Building a robust system for multimodal emotion recognition. In Konar, A., Chakraborty, A., eds.: Emotion Recognition: A Pattern Analysis Approach, John Wiley & Sons (to appear) 379–419
  6. Endrass, B., André, E., Rehm, M., Nakano, Y.: Investigating culture-related aspects of behavior for virtual characters. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (2013) 1–28
  7. Wagner, J., André, E., Lingenfelser, F., Kim, J., Vogt, T.: Exploring fusion methods for multimodal emotion recognition with missing data, 2011 14 pages. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing
  8. André, E.: Experimental Methodology in Emotion-Oriented Computing. IEEE Pervasive Computing 10 (2011) 54–57
  9. Endraß, B., Rehm, M., André, E.: Planning Small Talk behavior with Cultural Influences for Multiagent Systems. Computer Speech & Language 25 (2011) 158–174
  10. André, E., Pelachaud, C.: Interacting with embodied conversational agents. In Chen, F., Jokinen, K., eds.: Speech Technology. Springer US (2010) 123–149
  11. André, E.: Design and Evaluation of Embodied Conversational Agents for Educational and Advisory Software. In Luppicini, R., ed.: Handbook of Conversation Design for Instructional Applications. Information Science Reference (2008)
  12. Kim, J., André, E.: Emotion Recognition based on Physiological Changes in Music Listening. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 30 (2008) 2067–2083