Stefano Calzolari

PhD Student in Ingegneria Informatica E Dei Sistemi , 39th cycle (2023-2026)
Department of Control and Computer Engineering (DAUIN)

Profile

PhD

Research topic

Emotions aware Embodied Conversational Agents (E2CA)

Tutors

Research interests

Computer graphics and Multimedia
Data science, Computer vision and AI
Software engineering and Mobile computing

Biography

ECAs are virtual characters capable of simulating a human-like conversation using natural language processing and multimedia communications. ECAs can be used in a plethora of applications from education to training, healthcare, virtual assistants and virtual companions. In many of these fields, improving ECAs effectiveness and realism requires to make them capable of expressing believable emotions and leverage the analysis of human affects to create a strong empathic bond with the end-users.