Carlos Busso

Associate Professor

The University of Texas at Dallas

Resarch Interests: Speech emotion recognition, facial expression

Carlos Busso received his BS and MS degrees with high honors in electrical engineering from the University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, in 2000 and 2003, respectively, and his PhD degree (2008) in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, in 2008. He is an associate professor at the Electrical Engineering Department of The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). He was selected by the School of Engineering of Chile as the best electrical engineer graduated in 2003 across Chilean universities. At USC, he received a provost doctoral fellowship from 2003 to 2005 and a fellowship in Digital Scholarship from 2007 to 2008. At UTD, he leads the Multimodal Signal Processing (MSP) laboratory [http://msp.utdallas.edu]. He is a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award. In 2014, he received the ICMI Ten-Year Technical Impact Award. In 2015, his student received the third prize IEEE ITSS Best Dissertation Award (N. Li). He also received the Hewlett Packard Best Paper Award at the IEEE ICME 2011 (with J. Jain), and the Best Paper Award at the AAAC ACII 2017 (with Yannakakis and Cowie). He is the co-author of the winner paper of the Classifier Sub-Challenge event at the Interspeech 2009 emotion challenge. His research interests include digital signal processing, speech and video processing, and multimodal interfaces. His current research includes the broad areas of affective computing, multimodal human-machine interfaces, modeling and synthesis of verbal and nonverbal behaviors, sensing human interaction, in-vehicle active safety system, and machine learning methods for multimodal processing. He was the general chair of ACII 2017. He is a member of ISCA, AAAC, and ACM, and a senior member of the IEEE.