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My name is Md. Iftekhar Tanveer and I am a PhD student of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Rochester.

I am interested in developing intelligent interactive systems that can sense, analyze and respond to nonverbal behaviors of human in a specific interaction scenario (e.g. public speaking, job interview, negotiation etc.). There are two aspects in my research. One is to formulate mathematical models explaining human behavior in an interaction scenario. Another is to utilize these models to design and implement seemingly intelligent interfaces. Currently I am developing machine learning tools for modeling nonverbal behaviors of people (e.g. body movements, facial expressions and prosodic feature) while they are engaged in public speaking.

In broader terms, my research falls under the categories of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), and Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning). I work with Dr. M. Ehsan Hoque in ROCHCI to push the boundaries of science and to touch the lives of people.

What’s New

13th January, 2015: Another paper is accepted in Face and Gesture (FG) Conference 2015 :) Very Happy!!
19th December, 2014:
Our paper is accepted in IUI 2015. :) Happy!
20th October, 2014: We submitted a paper in Face and Gesture (FG) 2015.
18th October, 2014: Submitted a paper in IUI 2015. I’m the first author in this paper.
25th July, 2014: My poster is accepted in ASSETS 2014

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My Research and …

I want to understand human through mathematical analysis of data or, in other words, “Mathematical Modeling of Human Behavior”. It may sound ridiculous to some people. Specifically considering the “Interpretivist” movements in the discipline of behavioral science, it may sound totally in the opposite direction to the current flow. Despite that, I am interested on this topic due to the huge potential applications that I can see for mathematical models of human behavior.

My background reflects more on why I am interested in this domain. I am originally an Electrical Engineer. Interest towards signals and systems is in my blood. However, I’m working in Human Computer Interaction where people are fascinated by both human and technology. So I think it is natural to me to attempt explaining humans using signals and systems. It is a difficult task, but becomes comparatively easier when we try to explain the data that human leave behind. So I am interested to collect behavioral data about human and explain it as signals and systems.

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