CIS faculty received multiple research grants

4/4/2019

Dr. Mohamed Abouelenien, Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science, received three new research grants (over $790K) from Toyota Research Institute, Procter & Gamble, and Educational Testing Service (ETS), respectively.

Dr. Mohamed Abouelenien, Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science, received three new research grants from Toyota Research Institute, Procter & Gamble, and Educational Testing Service (ETS), respectively.

The first research project entitled "Personalized Driver Alertness with Multimodal Holistic Models of Drivers" ((with M. Burzo (PI) and R. Mihalcea) is sponsored by Toyota Research Institute (TRI) in amount of $460,217 for two years. The goal of this project is to construct holistic models of drivers, covering a multitude of channels in the physical world, including vision, thermal imaging, physiology, and language, as well as background information (demographic and psychological).

The second research project entitled "Multimodal Cross-Cultural Detection of Affect" (with M. Burzo (PI) and V. Perez-Rosas) is sponsored by Procter & Gamble (P&G) in amount of $324,283 for two years. The goal of our project is to develop methods to capture the affective response (positive or negative) expressed by consumers in different settings.

The third research project entitled "Developing Models for Shape Detection" is sponsored by Educational Testing Service (ETS) in amount of $8,697 for 6 months. The goal of this project is to develop approaches that can automatically detect different shapes in
images.

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