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date: 03 August 2020

(p. ix) About the Editors

(p. ix) About the Editors

Rafael A. Calvo is an associate professor at the University of Sydney and director of the Software Engineering Group, which focuses on the design of systems that support well-being in areas of mental health, medicine, and education. He has a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence applied to automatic document classification and has also worked at Carnegie Mellon University, the Universidad Nacional de Rosario, and as a consultant for projects worldwide. He is the author of over 150 publications in the areas of affective computing, learning systems, and web engineering; the recipient of five teaching awards; and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Rafael is associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing and IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies.

Sidney D’Mello is an assistant professor in the Departments of Computer Science and Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. His primary research interests are in the affective, cognitive, and learning sciences. More specific interests include affective computing, artificial intelligence in education, human-computer interaction, natural language understanding, and computational models of human cognition. He has coedited five books and has published over 150 journal papers, book chapters, and conference proceedings in these areas. D’Mello’s work on intelligent learning technologies—including Affective AutoTutor, GazeTutor, ConfusionTutor, and GuruTutor—has received seven outstanding paper awards at international conferences and been featured in several media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal. D’Mello serves on the executive board of the International Artificial Intelligence in Education Society; he is a senior reviewer for the Journal of Educational Psychology and an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing and IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies.

Jonathan Gratch is director of virtual human research at the Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California (USC); he is a research full professor of computer science and psychology at USC and codirector of USC’s Computational Emotion Group. He completed his Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1995. His research focuses on computational models of human cognitive and social processes, especially emotion, and explores these models’ roles in shaping human-computer interactions in virtual environments. He is the founding and current editor-in-chief of IEEE’s Transactions on Affective Computing, associate editor of Emotion Review and the Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, former president of the HUMAINE Association—the international society for research on emotion and human-computer interaction—and is member of the IEEE, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and the International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE). He is the author of over 200 technical articles.

Arvid Kappas is professor of psychology at Jacobs University Bremen in Bremen, Germany, and has conducted experimental research on affective processes for more than twenty-five years. He social psychology at Dartmouth College in 1989 and has since held university positions in Switzerland, Canada, the United Kingdom, Austria, Italy, and Germany. He is currently the president of the International Society for Research on Emotion. Arvid is particularly interested in emotions in interaction and how they (p. x) influence expressive behavior, physiology, and subjective experience as well as how, in turn, emotions are regulated at intra- and interpersonal levels, including different levels of social organization and cultural context, within their biological constraints. His research is typically highly interdisciplinary, as exemplified by the recent projects CYBEREMOTIONS, eCUTE, and EMOTE.