Daniel Gatica-Perez (EPFL, Switzerland)
Topic: VlogSense: Understanding behavior in video blogging
Daniel Gatica-Perez is a senior researcher at Idiap Research Institute and Maitre d'Enseignement et de Recherche at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), where he directs the Social Computing Group. His research integrates methods from multimedia signal processing, ubiquitous computing, machine learning, and social sciences to model and analyze human and social behavior from sensor data. His current work includes methods to understand conversational behavior in social video sites; mobility and communication trends in urban populations of smartphone users; and emerging social phenomena in face-to-face interaction. His research has been supported by the Swiss and US governments, the European Union, and industry including Nokia and NTT Japan. Among several professional activities, he currently serves as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, and will be Program Co-Chair for ACM Multimedia 2013.