Human Computer Interaction: Emotional Responses

Jodrey School of Computer Science



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Carnegie Hall 325

Human Computer Interaction: Emotional Responses

Dr. Greg Lee

Tenure Track Applicant



Human Computer Interaction considers all aspects of the user’s reactions to and interaction with software. In this lecture, the focus is on a user’s emotional reaction to the information presented on various platforms, and how that information should help inform the software development process. Recent research has shown that while a ‘happy’ user is generally the goal, software can and should adapt to users in another emotional state to maximize its utility. Emotional response will be linked to previous topics covered in this course and there will be discussion of the implications of this research on the software being developed by students in this course.

About the Presenter

Greg Lee is the Lead Data Scientist at Fundmetric and a Laboratory Instructor at Acadia University. Greg completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Alberta. His research focus is on automated storytelling. This research includes work in human computer interaction and mobile computing. During his graduate studies, he collaborated with Minor League Baseball and CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada. He has published papers in numerous academic journals and conferences, and has seen his work recognized by New Scientist magazine, CBC Radio’s Spark and NPR. At Fundmetric, Greg has researched methods to machine learn a donor’s charitable leanings, leading to orders of magnitude improvement in donations for various hospitals, universities and charities. His current research focus is on effectively communicating AI-selected stories to an audience, using modern software engineering methods and ensuring that all storytelling software is mobile friendly.


Everyone is welcome to attend

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