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In Conversation With Maja Pantic

A prominent figure in the field of emotional artificial intelligence (AI) and a renowned scientist, researcher, and academician, Maja Pantic is widely known for her contributions to the development of intelligent systems and her expertise in the field of machine learning of human behavior including studying facial expressions and body gestures. Maja is currently the AI Scientific Research Lead at Meta and Professor of Affective and Behavioural Computing at Imperial College London, where she leads a research group focused on the development of intelligent systems that can analyze human apparent emotions and behaviors. Previously Maja has also worked as the Research Director of the Samsung AI lab in Cambridge. She has developed a machine learning algorithm that can accurately detect and interpret facial expressions in real-time, paving the way for the development of more sophisticated affective computing systems that can be helpful in autism and mental wellbeing. For example, AI and ML can be used to detect the subtle non-verbal facial cues of people with suicidal depression. Early Life & Education Born in Belgrade, where she studied Mathematics at the University of Belgrade, Maja moved to the Netherlands and obtained her M.Sc in Artificial Intelligence. Later she pursued Ph.D. in “Facial expression analysis by computational intelligence techniques” from the Delft University of Technology. During her studies, Maja mainly focused on the development of machine learning algorithms for facial expression recognition, which laid the foundation for her future research in the field of AI. Research & Recognition Prof. Pantic's research has spanned several areas of AI, including computer...

In Conversation With Maja Pantic

A prominent figure in the field of emotional artificial intelligence...