social computing group


Social Computing Group
faculty


Daniel Gatica-Perez I am Head of the Social Computing Group at Idiap and Professor at EPFL. I am interested in methods that integrate ubiquitous computing, social media, machine learning, and social sciences to understand human and social behavior and to create applications for social good.








postdoctoral researchers


Laurent Nguyen I am a postdoctoral researcher at Idiap. My research lies in the fields of computer vision and pattern recognition applied to social computing. I got my PhD from EPFL in 2015, investigating the use of nonverbal cues to predict outcomes and behaviors in job interviews. I am particularly interested in the links that can be made between engineers and psychologists.







doctoral students


Skanda Muralidhar I completed my master's studies at the National University of Singapore in 2014. I am currently a fourth-year PhD student at Idiap and EPFL. I investigate the problem of ubiquitous first impressions. In particular I am interested in automatic analysis of human traits, using speech and visual signals to quantify first impressions.







Trung Phan Thanh I am a third-year doctoral student at Idiap and EPFL. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Information Technology from Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCMC) in 2010. I obtained my Master of Engineering in Multimedia and Communication from Telecom ParisTech, France in 2013. I am interested in the connections between social media and cities .








scientific collaborators


Florian Labhart I am a Scientific Collaborator at Idiap (Martigny) and a Research Associate at the research institute of Addiction Switzerland (Lausanne). My research mainly focuses on social and environmental determinants of risky alcohol use among young people. I am also involved in the development and evaluation of innovative data collection methods using smartphones to collect event-level data on young people's behaviours.





past group members



doctoral students


  Joan-Isaac Biel. PhD, EFPL, 2013. Data Scientist, Amaris, Switzerland
  Gulcan Can. PhD, EFPL, 2017. Data Scientist, Nomoko, Switzerland
  Gokul T. Chittaranjan. EFPL, 2010-2012. Data Scientist, QuaintScience, India
  Katayoun (Kate) Farrahi. PhD, EPFL, 2011. Lecturer, University of Southampton, UK
  Dinesh Babu Jayagopi. PhD, EPFL, 2011. Assistant Professor, IIIT Bangalore, India
  Alvaro Marcos Ramiro. PhD, University of Alcala, 2014. Research Engineer, Bosch, Germany
  Florent Monay. PhD, EPFL, 2007. R&D Engineer, KeyLemon, Switzerland
  Radu Negoescu. PhD, EPFL, 2011. Programme Leader, Robert Kennedy College, Switzerland
  Hari Parthasarathi. PhD, EPFL, 2011. Research Scientist, Amazon, USA
  Edgar Francisco Roman Rangel. PhD, EPFL, 2013. Independent Consultant, Mexico
  Dairazalia Sanchez Cortes. PhD, EPFL, 2013. Research Staff, HES-SO, Switzerland
  Darshan Santani PhD, EFPL, 2016. Data Science Lead, Clarity Movement Co, USA
  Kevin Smith. PhD, EPFL, 2007. Assistant Professor, KTH, Sweden
  Dong Zhang. PhD, EPFL, 2006. Researcher, Baidu, China

postdoctoral researchers (not including phd students)


  Umut Avci. Lecturer, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey
  Aleksandra Cerekovic. Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Zagreb, Croacia
  Rui Hu. Postdoctoral Researcher, IBM Research, Switzerland
  Hayley Hung. Associate Professor, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands
  Raul Montoliu. Assistant Professor, University Jaume I, Castellon, Spain
  Bodgan Raducanu. Senior Researcher, Computer Vision Center, Barcelona, Spain

research fellows & scientific collaborators


  Oya Aran. Former SNSF Ambizione Research Fellow
  Trinh-Minh-Tri Do. Data Scientist, Trusting Social, Vietnam

doctoral and master student visitors


  Gilberto Chavez. M.S. student, CIMAT, Mexico
  Ailbhe Finnerty. PhD student, University of Trento, Italy
  Nikhil Garg. Machine Learning Scientist, Amazon, Germany
  Weina Ge. Computer Scientist, GE Global Research Center, USA
  Dhiraj Joshi. Senior Research Scientist, Fuji-Xerox Palo Alto Lab, USA
  Yunus Emre Kara. PhD student, Bogazici University, Turkey
  Alp Kindiroglu. PhD student, Bogazici University, Turkey
  Hari Krishna Maganti. Research Scientist, Samsung, UK
  Eric Malmi. PhD student, Aalto University, Finland
  Lucia Teijeiro Mosquera. PhD student, University of Vigo, Spain
  Jing Yang. PhD student, ETHZ

faculty and senior staff visitors


  Shogo Okada. Associate Professor, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
  Kazuhiro Otsuka. Senior Research Scientist, NTT Labs, Japan
  Filiberto Pla. Professor, University Jaume I, Castellon, Spain
  Salvador Ruiz Correa. Research Professor, IPICYT, Mexico


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