Calendar

SES # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Introduction to Affective Computing & The Challenge of Mood Measurement and Forecasting Assignment 1 due two days prior to Session 2
2 Affect Recognition Assignment 2 due two days prior to Session 3
3 Students Present on 2–3 “Rough Project Ideas” Assignment 3 due two days prior to Session 4
4 Sensing Emotion Directly and Indirectly

Project Proposal Plan Due – Prof. Picard will give personalized feedback on students’ plans a week after this session

Assignment 4 due two days prior to Session 5

5 Affective Technology Interaction & Empathy Assignment 5 due two days prior to Session 6
6

State of The Art Facial Expression Recognition and What It Tells Us About Emotion

Guest: Dr. Dan McDuff, Director of Research, Affectiva, and Research Affiliate MIT

Assignment 6, Part 1 due two days prior to Session 7
7 Project Presentations: Background and Design

Assignment 6, Part 2 due in class

Assignment 7 due two days prior to Session 8

8

Stress Recognition and Relief

Guest: Dr. Javier Hernandez, Research Scientist at MIT Media Lab

Assignment 8, Part 1 due one day after Session 8

Assignment 8, Part 2 due two days prior to Session 9

9 Ethical Issues Related to Affective Computing  
10 Grab Bag of Affective Computing Topics  
11 Final Project Presentations & Discussion  
12 Final Project Presentations & Celebration Final Report due

Course Info

Learning Resource Types

assignment Problem Sets
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