Affect and Technology: Designing Applications to Support Personal Growth

Speaker:Shaundra Daily
Date: Friday, January 20, 2017
Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Schiciano B Auditorium, Duke


Can technology play a role in supporting personal growth? This is one of the many questions that has been asked in affective computing, a field influenced by electrical and computer engineering, psychology, cognitive science, and education. Affective computing researchers utilize pattern analysis, signal processing, and machine learning to extract affective information from physiology, facial expressions, speech, body posture, and other visible and "invisible" signals that human beings express. In this talk, I will provide a broad vision for the field as a whole, as well as present specific software applications my team and I are developing to support emotional self-awareness, empathy development, and digital dating abuse prevention.


Dr. Shaundra Daily is an associate professor as well as Director of Human-Centered Computing and Digital Arts and Sciences in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. Previously, she served as an associate professor and interim co-chair in the Human-Centered Computing Division in the School of Computing at Clemson. She received her Ph.D. and S.M. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab and her B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University - Florida State University College of Engineering. Her research interests include the design, development, and evaluation of interactive technologies to support shifts in perspectives, attitudes, emotional dispositions, and cognitive habits as well as broadening participation in STEM.

Hosted by:
Stacy Tantum, Associate Professor of the Practice