I have recently accepted a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship with the School of Psychology and the Auckland Bioengineering Institute at the University of Auckland.

Alongside Associate Professor Mark Sagar and Dr Annette Henderson I am working on developing “Baby X” a virtual infant, to model interactive behaviour, social learning and to help characterise the microdynamics of early social interactions between parents and their infants. Much of this research is being informed by another project that I am working on called “DECOM”. You can read more about that project here.

 As part of this project I am using and helping to develop computer vision based systems to track and analyse facial expression. These state of the art algorithms to solve for individual facial muscle activation allowing real-time expression recognition and let us explore the microdynamics of infant interaction.

Facial Tracking and Analysis