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Emotion Recognition for Intelligent Human Computer Interaction

Emotion is a complex thing for human beings. It can reflect the mental and cognitive state of the person. Automatic detection of the emotions from facial expression, speech, written text in social media, body movement, gesture, bio signals such as brainwave (EEG), and heart-rate can provide accurate information about the mental state of the person. It can be used by doctors for clinical applications like depression, autism, pain, etc. It also can be used in intelligent human-computer interaction systems for robots, games and interactive films, etc.

In the project, we will develop deep learning-based artificial intelligent systems for recognising human emotions based on multiple modalities. The developed algorithms will be applied for intelligent human-computer interaction systems. It will be evaluated based on both accuracy and implementation speed for practical applications. The students with good mathematical knowledge (e.g. statistics, machine learning theory) and strong programming skills (e.g. MATLAB, Python, etc.) will be desirable.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for the above PhD topic please follow the steps below:

  1. Contact the supervisor by email or phone to discuss your interest and find out if you woold be suitable. Supervisor details can be found on this topic page. The supervisor will guide you in developing the topic-specific research proposal, which will form part of your application.
  2. Click on the 'Apply here' button on this page and you will be taken to the relevant PhD course page, where you can apply using an online application.
  3. Complete the online application indicating your selected supervisor and include the research proposal for the topic you have selected.

Good luck!

This is a self funded topic

Brunel offers a number of funding options to research students that help cover the cost of their tuition fees, contribute to living expenses or both. See more information here: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/research/Research-degrees/Research-degree-funding. The UK Government is also offering Doctoral Student Loans for eligible students, and there is some funding available through the Research Councils. Many of our international students benefit from funding provided by their governments or employers. Brunel alumni enjoy tuition fee discounts of 15%.