Advancing Human Computation for Emotion Detection

Duration: One semester (February – June 2015) Goals: Design a human computation task that would allow collecting affective knowledge of better quality, and develop the evaluation techniques to quantify the impact of the task design. Responsible TA: Valentina Sintsova and Pearl Pu Student Name: Séphora Madjiheurem Keywords: Human Computation, Emotion Recognition, Crowdsourcing, Amazon Mechanical Turk, Experiment Design, […]

#Travel: Search for topics shared among city locations

Title: Automatic detection of topics in the city and the associated locations Duration: One semester (September – December 2014) Responsible TA: Pearl Pu Student Name: Renato Kempter Goals: Design a novel way to recommend interesting places for visiting in the touristic city based on the feedback from social media. Solution: Web application for exploring trending […]

Wine Exploration and Recommendation System

Title: Wine Exploration and Recommendation System Duration: One semester (September – December 2014) Responsible TA: Pearl Pu Student Name: Cédric Rolland Goals: Design a novel way to recommend and discover wines, which would not require prior knowledge of wine. Solution: iPhone application for user-centric wine recommendation, exploration and shopping. It features the tailored quiz for […]

Predicting Influence of Online Reviews with Emotion Extraction [Archived]

Duration: One semester (can be adapted to both bachelor and master students) Goals: Improve our prediction capability of influence among reviews from e-Commerce websites, and our understanding of human behavior in this setting. Responsible TA: Lionel Martin  and Pearl Pu Keywords: emotion recognition, influence detection, prediction, social media analysis, natural language processing Abstract: Reviews keep playing […]

Persuasive technology in Group Lifestyle Recommender Systems [Archived]

Duration: One semester Goals Persuasive technology aims to change people’s behavior or attitude through persuasion and social influence, but not coercion. Particularly, social influence has been identified as an effective component in motivating users’ behavior change in lifestyle. This project aims to develop a group lifestyle recommender system by applying persuasive technology based on a […]

Emotion Recognition of Influential Users

Title: Emotion Recognition of Influential Users Dates: 2013 – present Researchers: Lionel Martin and Pearl Pu Keywords: emotion recognition, influence detection, prediction, social media analysis, natural language processing, Geneva Emotion Wheel Abstract: People increasingly rely on other consumers’ opinion to make online purchase decisions. Amazon alone provides access to millions of reviews, risking to cause information […]

Visual Analytics for Pervasive Sensor Data

Title: Visual Analytics for Pervasive Sensor Data Dates: 2013 Researchers: Onur Yuruten and Pearl Pu Keywords: Activities of daily living, visual analytics, visualisation Abstract: Advances in sensor technology have enabled the deployment of pervasive healthcare systems in increasingly larger scales. There is a ‘quantified self’ movement, which involves using wearable sensors to quantify external activities of daily […]