Facial expression analysis
The face conveys information about a person’s age, sex, background, and identity, what they are feeling, or thinking. Facial expression provides cues about emotion, intention, alertness, pain, personality, regulates interpersonal behavior, and communicates psychiatric and biomedical status among other functions. Not surprisingly, the face has been of keen interest to behavioral scientists.
The Human Sensing Lab develops real-time automatic systems for facial expression analysis, facial recognition, facial feature tracking, and facial attributes. Our technologies lead to discoveries in areas that include driver distraction detection, depression assessment from audio-video, pain analysis, video de-identification, and retail sentiment analysis. New applications are emerging in instructional technology, marketing, mental health, and entertainment.