In this talk I will first outline my different research projects. I will then focus on the EACare project, a quite newly started multi-disciplinary collaboration with the aim to develop an embodied system, capable of carrying out neuropsychological tests to detect early signs of dementia, e.g., due to Alzheimer's disease. The system will use methods from Machine Learning and Social Robotics, and be trained with examples of recorded clinician-patient interactions. The interaction will be developed using a participatory design approach. I describe the scope and method of the project, and report on a first Wizard of Oz prototype.
Biography: Hedvig Kjellström is a Professor of Computer Science and the head of the Department of Robotics, Perception, and Learning (RPL) at KTH in Stockholm, Sweden, and an Affiliate Professor here at PS. She received an MSc in Engineering Physics and a PhD in Computer Science from KTH in 1997 and 2001, respectively. The topic of her doctoral thesis was 3D reconstruction of human motion in video. Between 2002 and 2006 she worked as a scientist at the Swedish Defence Research Agency, where she focused on Information Fusion and Sensor Fusion. In 2007 she returned to KTH, pursuing research in activity analysis in video. Her present research focuses on the modeling of perception and production of human non-verbal communicative behavior and activity, with applications in Social Robotics, Performing Arts, and Healthcare.
In 2010, she was awarded the Koenderink Prize for fundamental contributions in Computer Vision for her ECCV 2000 article on human motion reconstruction, written together with Michael Black and David Fleet. She has written around 80 papers in the fields of Robotics, Computer Vision, Information Fusion, Machine Learning, Cognitive Science, Speech, and Human-Computer Interaction. She is mostly active within the areas of Robotics and Computer Vision, where she is an Associate Editor for IEEE TPAMI and IEEE RA-L, and an Area Chair for CVPR 2016, RSS 2016, ICCV 2017, and Humanoids 2017.