Professor Stacy Marsella

  • Professor (Interdisciplinary Study of Social Interactions)


Research interests

My interest is in the computational modeling of cognition, emotion and social behavior, both as a basic research methodology in the study of human behavior as well as the use of these computational models in a range of education and analysis applications. Current research spans the interplay of emotion and cognition, modeling the influence that Theory of Mind, beliefs about the mental processes of others, has on social interaction and the role of nonverbal behavior in face-to-face interaction. Key applications of these models includes the design of virtual humans, software entities that look human and interact with humans in virtual environments using spoken dialog as well as large scale modeling and simulation of social behavior.


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