Magalie Ochs

magalie.ochs@lsis.org
Doctor in Computer Science

"To humanize machine
to not mechanize the user"
O. Nérot

    Research interests
  • To integrate a socio-emotional intelligence in virtual characters and humanoïd robots 
  • To manage user's emotions and social behavior during human-machine interaction
  • To personalize virtuel characters and humanoïd robots
  • To model verbal and nonverbal behaviour of virtual characters and humanoïd robots
    Application domains
  • E-learning, serious game
  • Virtual assistant, companion
  • Mediated communication (avatar)
  • Video games
  • Robotics
  • Interactive media
  • Virtual reality
Research Activities


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Project ANR COPAINS
" Cognitive Planning in Persuasive Multimodal Communication: CoPains"

Interdisciplinary Project AMIDEX PhysSocial
"Physiology of the Social Interactions with Natural and Artificial Agents"

Project ANR ACORFORMED
"Virtual Reality for Training Doctors to Break Bad News"


Several possibilities in our team for master internships, PhD and post-doc on our projects.
Spontaneous applications welcome.

Research Activities

Nowadays, most of the computer systems are emotionally and socially ignorant. However, a human-machine interaction may be intrinsically social and emotional, with an affective experience of the user in particular social contexts. Indeed, the user may feel several emotions, some positive (joy, relief, etc) and some negative (frustration, irritation, etc) during her interaction with a computer systems. Moreover, computer systems that figure in humanoid form, either as robots or as virtual characters, increasingly meet users as artificial interlocutors with some social roles such as tutor, companion, assistant, or actor. In these use cases, computer systems should be endowed with emotional and social intelligence  to interact naturally and to socialize with user as well as to express emotions and cope with the user’s emotions in order to optimize the interaction (user’s perception, motivation, performance, decision, etc).


Research problematic: Integration of a social and emotional intelligence in humanoid interactive systems.

Methodological approach: Analyze of corpora of real human-human or human-machine interactions, data-mining, machine learning, stochastic modelling.

Interdisciplinary approach: Collaborations with linguists, psychologists, and neuroscientists.


 
Research topics: social signal processing, social signal and behavior (social attitudes, emotions, smiles, empathy, etc.), computational model of socio-emotional intelligence,  model of socio-emotional context, socio-affective computing, verbal and non-verbal behavior of humanoid interactive systems, human-machine dialog,  embodied conversational agent, virtual character, virtual human, social robot, virtual environment, virtual reality, mixed reality.
 
 
Publications
 
Journal papers
 
Training doctors' social skills to break bad news: Evaluation of the impact of virtual environment displays on the sense of presence
Magalie Ochs, Daniel Mestre, Grégoire de Montcheuil, Jean-Marie Pergandi, Jorane Saubesty, Evelyne Lombardo, Daniel Francon and Philippe Blache
Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces (JMUI), to appear in 2018 - (IF : 1,140)
 
Methodology for the Automatic Extraction and Generation of Non-Verbal Signals Sequences Conveying Interpersonal Attitudes
Mathieu Chollet, Magalie Ochs and Catherine Pelachaud
IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing (TAC), 2017. - (IF : 3,149)
 
A user-perception based approach to create smiling embodied conversational agents
Magalie Ochs, Gary Mckeown and Catherine Pelachaud
ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS), Volume 7 Issue 1, January 2017
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The Effects of Interpersonal Attitude of a Group of Agents on User's Presence and Proxemics Behavior
Angelo Cafaro, Brian Ravenet, Magalie Ochs, Hannes Högni Vilhjálmsson  and Catherine Pelachaud
ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS), Volume 6 Issue 2, July 2016
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From the symbolic analysis of virtual faces to a smiles machine
Magalie Ochs, Edwin Diday et Filipe Alfonso
IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (Impact factor: 2,169), Mars 2015
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Vers des Agents Conversationnels Animés Socio-affectifs
Magalie Ochs, Yu Ding, Nesrine Fourati, Mathieu Chollet, Brian Ravenet, Florian Pecune, Nadine Glas, Ken Prepin, Chloé Clavel et Catherine Pelachaud
Journal d'Interaction Personne-Système (JIPS), JIPS, 3 (2), pp.1-23, Mars 2014
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Analyse symbolique de sourires de personnages virtuels
Magalie Ochs, Edwin Diday et Filipe Alfonso
Revue des Nouvelles Technologies de l'Information (RNTI), 2015.
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Socially Aware Virtual Characters: The Social Signal of Smiles
Magalie Ochs et Catherine Pelachaud
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Vol 30 (2), p. 128-132, March 2013 (IEEE-SPM - Impact Factor: 4.066).
 
Smiling Virtual Agent in Social Context
Magalie Ochs, Radoslaw Niewiadomski, Paul Brunet, and Catherine Pelachaud
Cognitive Processing, Special Issue on "Social Agents. From Theory to Applications" (impact factor: 1.754), vol. 13 (22), pages 519-532, 2012.
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A Formal Model of Emotions for an Empathic Rational Dialog Agent
Magalie Ochs, David Sadek and Catherine Pelachaud
Journal of Autonomous Agent and Multi-Agent Systems (JAAMAS, impact factor: 2,103), nov. 2010.
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Simulation of the dynamics of Non-Player Characters' emotions and social relations in games
Magalie Ochs, Nicolas Sabouret and Vincent Corruble
IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games (T-CIAG, impact factor: 1,62), p. 281-297, Vol. 1(4), 2009.
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Simulation de la dynamique des émotions et des relations sociales de personnages virtuels
Magalie Ochs, Nicolas Sabouret et Vincent Corruble
Revue d'Intelligence Artificielle (RIA), Editions spéciale "Jeux vidéo", 23(2), march 2009.
pdf (in French)
 
Expressions Intelligentes des Emotions
Magalie Ochs, Radoslaw Niewiadomski, Catherine Pelachaud et David Sadek
Revue d'Intelligence Artificielle (RIA), Editions spéciale "Interaction Emotionnelle", 20(4-5) : 607-620, sept. 2006.
pdf (in French)
 
Book chapters
 
Facial Expressions of Emotions for Virtual Characters
Magalie Ochs, Radoslaw Niewiadomski and Catherine Pelachaud
Chapter in "Handbook of Affective Computing" edited by Rafael. A. Calvo, Sidney K. D’Mello, Jonathan Gratch, Arvid Kappas, Oxford University Press, 2014
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Fertilisation croisée entre interaction personne-système et intelligence artificielle
Kolski C., Boy G., Mélançon G., Ochs M., Vanderdonckt J.
Chapter in " Panorama de l'intelligence artificielle, Ses bases méthodologiques ses développements, Tome 3" edited by P. Marquis, O. Papini, H. Prade, Cépaduès Editions, Toulouse, France, 2014.
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Modélisation et simulation des émotions dans des entités artificielles
Magalie Ochs
Chapitre dans le livre "Modéliser & simuler. Epistémologies et pratiques de la modélisation et de la simulation. Tome 1." Sous la direction de Franck Varenne & Marc Silberstein, Editions Matériologiques, 2013
 
La compréhension machine à travers l’expression non-verbale
Magalie Ochs, Elisabetta Bevacqua, Ken Prepin, Quoc Anh Le, Yu Ding, Jing Huang, Radoslaw Niewiadomski, Catherine Pelachaud
Chapitre dans le livre "Intercompréhensions comparées dans trois types d’interactions : Homme-Homme, Animal-Homme-Machine et Homme-Machine" Sous la direction de Marine Grandgeorge, Brigitte Le Pévédic, Frédéric Pugnière-Saavedra E.M.E. Editions, 2013
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The role of emotions in human-machine interaction
Magalie Ochs et Valérie Maffiolo
Chapter in "Emotion-oriented systems" edited by Catherine Pelachaud, Hermes, Octobre 2011
 
Le rôle des émotions dans les interactions humain-machine
Magalie Ochs and Valérie Maffiolo
Chapter in "Informatique et Emotion" edited by Catherine Pelachaud, Hermes, 2010
 
Towards a Socially and Emotionally Attuned Humanoid Agent", in Fundamentals of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication and the Biometric Issue
C. Peters, C. Pelachaud, E. Bevacqua, M. Ochs, N. Ech Chafai and M.Mancini
NATO Security through Science Series E: Human and Societal Dynamics - Vol. 18, Edited by A. Esposito M. Bratanic, E. Keller and M. Marinaro, IOS Press, 2007, pages 332-342
 
Intelligent Virtual Agents nell'e-learning
Elisabetta Bevacqua, Maurizio Mancini, Christopher Peters, Magalie Ochs, Nicolas Ech Chafai and Catherine Pelachaud
Eds E. Magno-Caldognetto, Aspetti emotivi e relazionali nell'e-learning, CNR, 2007
 
Using Machine-Learning Techniques to Recognize Emotions for On-Line Learning Systems
Mohammed A. Razek, Soumaya Chaffar, Claude Frasson, and Magalie Ochs
Affective and Emotional Aspects of Human-Computer Interaction - Game-Based and Innovative Learning Approaches, Edited by Maja Pivec, vol. 1, p. 255-265, 2006
 
Conferences and Workshops
 
 
2019
 
Multimodal cues of the sense of presence and co-presence in human-virtual agent interaction
Magalie Ochs, Jérémie Bousquet and Philippe Blache
ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agent (IVA), 2019, Paris, France
 
Evaluating temporal predictive features for virtual patients feedbacks
Bruno Penteado, Magalie Ochs, Roxane Bertrand and Philippe Blache
ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agent (IVA), 2019, Paris, France
 
2018
 
Toward an Automatic Prediction of the Sense of Presence in Virtual Reality Environment
Magalie Ochs, Sameer Jain, Jean-Marie Pergandi, and Philippe Blache
International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction, Dec. 2018, Southampton, UK (acceptation rate for long paper: 29%)
 
A Semi-autonomous System for Creating a Human-Machine Interaction Corpus in Virtual Reality: Application to the ACORFORMed System for Training Doctors to Break Bad News
Magalie Ochs, Philippe Blache, Grégoire de Montcheuil, Jean-Marie Pergandi, Jorane Saubesty, Daniel Francon and Daniel Mestre
11th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 7-12 May 2018, Miyazaki (Japan)
 
Role of prosody on the perception of the “oui”/”yes” feedback in medical context
Maria Camilla Mastriani, Caterina Petrone, Roxane Bertrand and Magalie Ochs
Speech Prosody 2018 conference, 13-16 June 2018, Poland
 
From Emoji Usage to Categorical Emoji Prediction - Verifiability, Reproductibily and Working Description Award
Gaël Guibon, Magalie Ochs and Patrice Bellot
19th International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing, CICLing 2018, March 18 - 24, 2018, Hanoi, Vietnam
 
Investigating the dimensions of conversational agents’ social competence using objective neurophysiological measurements (Late breaking results poster)
Thierry Chaminade, Birgit Rauchbauer, Bruno Nazarian, Morgane Bourhis, Magalie Ochs, and Laurent Prévot
International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI), Oct. 2018, Colorado.
 
Emoji Recommendation in Private Instant Messages - Best Poster for the social media track
Gaël Guibon, Magalie Ochs and Patrice Bellot
Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), p. 1810-1813, 2018
 
Challenges in linking physiological measures and linguistic productions in Conversations
Thierry Chaminade, Laurent Prévot, Magalie Ochs, Birgit Rauchbauer and Noël Nguyen
LiNCR Workshop,  11th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 7-12 May 2018, Miyazaki (Japan)
 
Neurophysiological mechanisms of verbal communication investigated with fMRI
Birgit Rauchbauer, Laurent Prévot, Magalie Ochs, Noël Nguyen, Thierry Chaminade
MeeTo 2018 - From moving bodies to interactive minds, IntoBrain Association.
 
The Acorformed Corpus: Investigating Multimodality in \\ Human-Human and Human-Virtual Patient Interactions
Magalie Ochs, Philippe Blache, Grégoire de Montcheuil, Jean-Marie Pergandi, Roxane Bertrand, Jorane Saubesty, Daniel Francon and Daniel Mestre
CLARIN Annual Conference 2018, Pise, Italie
 
2017
 
Do You Speak to a Human or a Virtual Agent? Automatic Analysis of User’s Social Cues during Mediated Communication
Magalie Ochs, Nathan Libermann, Axel Boidin, and Thierry Chaminade
International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI) 2017.
 
Mining a Multimodal Corpus of Doctor’s Training for Virtual Patient’s Feedbacks
Chris Porhet, Magalie Ochs, Jorane Saubesty, Grégoire de Montcheuil, and Roxane Bertrand
International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI) 2017.
 
Une plateforme de recommandation automatique d'emojis (papier de démo)
Gaël Guibon, Magalie Ochs et Patrice Bellot
Conférence sur le Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles (TALN), Orléans, France, 2017
 
An architecture of virtual patient simulation platform to train doctors to break bad news
Magalie Ochs, Grégoire de Montcheuil, Jean-Marie Pergandi, Jorane Saubesty, Catherine Pelachaud, Daniel Mestre and Philippe Blache
Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA), 2017, Séoul, Korea.
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Prediction automatique d'emojis sentimentaux
Gaël Guibon, Magalie Ochs, Patrice Bellot 
Conférence en Recherche d'Information et Applications (CORIA), 2017, Marseille, France.
Pdf
 
2016
 
Perceiving Attitudes Expressed Through Nonverbal Behaviors in Immersive Virtual Environments (short paper)
Brian Ravenet, Elisabetta Bevacqua, Angelo Cafaro, Magalie Ochs, Catherine Pelachaud
Motion in Games (MIG) 2016, San Francisco
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Data-driven model of virtual patient for doctor social training
Magalie Ochs, Evelyne Lombardo, Soisik Verbog, Marie-Christine Moll, José Hureaux, Daniel Francon, Jean-Marie Pergandi, Daniel Mestre, Gregoire De Montcheuil, Catherine Pelachaud, Brice Donval, Jorane Saubesty, Chloé Clavel and Philippe Blache
International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agent - GREATS Workshop (Graphical and Robotic Embodied Agents for Therapeutic Systems) , Los Angeles,California,  Sept.  2016
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Evaluating Social Attitudes of a Virtual Tutor
Florian Pecune, Angelo Cafaro, Magalie Ochs, Catherine Pelachaud
Proc. of the International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agent - Los Angeles,California,  Sept.  2016
Pdf
 
SOCRATES : from SOCial Relations to ATtitude ExpressionS
Florian Pecune, Magalie Ochs, Stacy Marsella, Catherine Pelachaud
Proc. of the International Conference on Autonomous Agent and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS) 2016  - Taux d'acceptation papiers longs : 25 %  
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Virtual Reality for Training Doctors to Break Bad News
Magalie Ochs and Philippe Blache
EC-TEL 2016 - European Conference on Technology Enhanced learning, Adaptive and Adaptable Learning - Sept. 2016 (Taux d'acceptation : 33%)
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From Emojis to Sentiment Analysis
Gael Guibon, Magalie Ochs and Patrice Bellot
WACAI 2016 - Workshop francophone Affect, Compagnons Artificiels et Interaction - ENIB, Brest, Juin 2016
 
A Virtual Patient to Train Doctors to Break Bad News 
Magalie Ochs, Brice Donval and Philippe Blache
WACAI 2016 - Workshop francophone Affect, Compagnons Artificiels et Interaction - ENIB, Brest, Juin 2016 
 
2015
 
Towards a Socially Adaptive Virtual Agent  
A. Ben Youssef, M. Chollet, H. Jones, N. Sabouret, C. Pelachaud, M. Ochs
Proc. of the International Intelligent Virtual Agent Conference 2015 (IVA 2015).  
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Conversational Behavior Reflecting Interpersonal Attitudes in Small Group Interactions  **** Best paper award ****
Brian Ravenet, Angelo Cafaro, Beatrice Biancardi, Magalie Ochs and Catherine Pelachaud
Proc. of the International Intelligent Virtual Agent Conference 2015 (IVA 2015).  
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An Architecture for a Socially Adaptive Virtual Recruiter in Job Interview Simulations
A. Ben Youssef, M. Chollet, H. Jones, N. Sabouret, C. Pelachaud, M. Ochs
In Proc. Second International Workshop on Intelligent Digital Games for Empowerment and Inclusion at IUI 2015 (IDGEI 2015).  
 
2014
 
A Computational model of Social Attitudes for a Virtual Recruiter
Zoraida Callejas, Brian Ravenet, Magalie Ochs and Catherine Pelachaud 
International Conference on Autonomous Agent and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS), Paris, 2014 - Acceptation rate : 24 %  
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Expressing social attitudes in virtual agents for social coaching (poster)
Hazael Jones, Mathieu Chollet, Magalie Ochs, Nicolas Sabouret and Catherine Pelachaud
International Conference on Autonomous Agent and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS), Paris, 2014 - Acceptation rate for poster : 46 %
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A model to generate adaptive multimodal job interviews with a virtual recruiter 
Zoraida Callejas, Brian Ravenet, Magalie Ochs and Catherine Pelachaud
Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), Reykjavik (Iceland), 2014  
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Mining a multimodal corpus for non-verbal signals sequences conveying attitudes
Mathieu Chollet, Magalie Ochs and Catherine Pelachaud
Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), Reykjavik (Iceland), 2014  
 
Expressing social attitudes in virtual agents for social training games
Hazael Jones, Mathieu Chollet, Magalie Ochs, Nicolas Sabouret and Catherine Pelachaud
2nd International Workshop on Intelligent Digital Games for Empowerment and Inclusion (IDGEI) 2014, Haifa (Israel)  
 
Virtual conversational agents and social robots: converging challenges
Gerard Bailly, Magalie Ochs, Alexandre Pauchet and Humbert Fiorino
Workshop Affect, Compagnon Artificiel, Interaction, June 2014, Rouen, France.  
Pdf
 
2013
 
A Formal Model of Social Relations for Artificial Companions
Florian Pecune, Magalie Ochs and Catherine Pelachaud
European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems (EUMAS), Toulouse, 2013 - Acceptation rate : 38 %  
 
Investigating non-verbal behaviors conveying interpersonal stances (abstract)
Mathieu Chollet, Magalie Ochs and Catherine Pelachaud
European Symposium on Multimodal Communication, Malte, 2013  
 
A crowdsourcing method for a user-perception based design of social virtual actors
Magalie Ochs, Brian Ravenet, and Catherine Pelachaud
International Workshop "Computers are Social Actors" (CASA), Intelligent Virtual Agent Conference (IVA) (impact factor: 1.76), Edinburgh, Scotland, 2013  
 
The TARDIS Framework: Intelligent Virtual Agents for Social Coaching in Job Interviews
K. Anderson, E. André, T. Baur, S. Bernardini, M. Chollet, E. Chryssafidou, I. Damian, C. Ennis, A. Egges, P. Gebhard, H. Jones, M. Ochs, C. Pelachaud, K. Porayska-Pomsta, P. Rizzo, and N. Sabouret
Advances in Computer Entertainment (ACE'13), November 2013, Enschede , Netherlands.  
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Vers des Agents Conversationnels Animés Socio-Affectifs
M. Ochs, Y. Ding, N. Fourati, M. Chollet, B. Ravenet, F. Pecune, N. Glas, K. Prépin, C. Clavel et C. Pelachaud
Interaction Humain-Machine (IHM'13), November 2013, Bordeaux, France - Taux d'acceptation : 37 %
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From a User-Created Corpus of Virtual Agent's Non-Verbal Behavior to a Computational Model of Interpersonal Attitudes
Brian Ravenet, Magalie Ochs and Catherine Pelachaud
Intelligent Virtual Agent Conference (IVA) (impact factor: 1.76), Edinburgh, Scotland, 2013  
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From emotions to interpersonal stances: Multi-levels analysis of smiling virtual characters
Magalie Ochs, Ken Prepin, and Catherine Pelachaud
International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), Geneva, Switzerland, 2013  
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A multimodal corpus approach to the design of virtual recruiters
Matthieu Chollet, Magalie Ochs, and Catherine Pelachaud
International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), Geneva, Switzerland, 2013  
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User's sentiment analysis in face-to-face human-agent interactions - prospects
Chloé Clavel, Catherine Pelachaud and Magalie Ochs
1st Workshop on Affective Social Speech Signals, Grenoble, France, 2013  
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A multimodal corpus for the study of non-verbal behavior conveying interpersonal stance
M. Chollet, M. Ochs, C. Pelachaud
IVA'13 Workshop Multimodal Corpora: Beyond Audio and Video, September 2013, Edinburgh, United Kingdom  
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De l'intercompréhension à la complémentarité des relations sociales humain-machine
Florian Pecune, Magalie Ochs, et Catherine Pelachaud
Conférence III - Intercompéhension de l'intraspécifique à l'interspécifique, Lorient, France, 2013  
 
Social Stances by Virtual Smiles
Magalie Ochs, Catherine Pelachaud, and Ken Prepin
International Workshop on Image and Audio Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS), Paris, july 2013  
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Beyond backchannels: co-construction of dyadic stance by reciprocal reinforcement of smiles between virtual agents
Ken Prepin, Magalie Ochs and Catherine Pelachaud
International Conference CogSci (Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society), Berlin, july 2013 - Acceptance rate: 28% on 910 submissions. 
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A Framework for Human-like Behavior in an Immersive Virtual World
Fons Kuijk, Sigurd Van Broeck, Claude Dareau, Brian Ravenet, Magalie Ochs, Konstantinos Apostolakis, Petros Daras, David Monahan, Noel E O'Connor, Julie Wall, Ebroul Izquierdo
International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP2013), Greece, july 2013. 
 
2012
 
Mutual Stance Building in Dyad of Virtual Agents: Smile Alignement and Synchronisation
Ken Prepin, Magalie Ochs, and Catherine Pelachaud
Proceedings of International Workshop on Exploring Stances in Interactions,  International Conference SocialCom (impact factor: 2.6), 2012, Amsterdam.
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Smiling Virtual Characters Corpora
Magalie Ochs,  Paul Brunet, Gary McKeown, Catherine Pelachaud, and Roddy Cowie
Proceedings of International Workshop on Corpora for Research on Emotion, Sentiment and Social Signals (impact factor: 1.37)  LREC 2012, Istanbul, Turkey
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Model of the Perception of Smiling Virtual Character
Magalie Ochs and Catherine Pelachaud
Proceedings of the 11th International Con- ference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) (impact factor: 3.12), June 2012, Valencia, Spain.
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2011
 
From socio-emotional scenarios to expressive virtual narrators
Roman Miletitch, Nicolas Sabouret, and Magalie Ochs
IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI), Workshop on Affective Computational Intelligence, 2011
 
2010
 
Towards a smiling ECA: Studies on mimicry, timing and types of smiles
Radek Niewiadmoski, Ken Prepin, Elisabetta Bevacqua, Magalie Ochs, and Catherine Pelachaud
ACM Multimedia 2010 Workshop - Social Signal Processing (SSPW 2010)
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How a virtual agent should smile? Morphological and dynamic characteristics of virtual agent’s smiles (Selection rate for full papers: 23 %)
Magalie Ochs, Radek Niewiadmoski, and Catherine Pelachaud
Intelligent Virtual Agent Conference (IVA), 2010, Philadelphia.
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Corpus-based analysis of users' emotional strategies to convince virtual characters
Magalie Ochs and Rui Prada
Workshop Multimodal Corpora: Advances in Capturing, Coding and Analyzing Multimodality, Conference LREC, 2010, Malte.
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Virtual Character's Emotional Persuasiveness
Magalie Ochs and Helmut Prendinger
International Conference on Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research (KEER), 2010, Paris.
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2009
 
Emotional Gaming: Win by Emotion Expression
Magalie Ochs and Helmut Prendinger
International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE), 2009, Athens.
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Toward a polite smiling behavior for ECA
Magalie Ochs and Catherine Pelachaud
Workshop Foundation of Social Signals, 2009, Rome.
 
Simulation of the Dynamics of Virtual Characters' Emotions and Social Relations
Magalie Ochs and Nicolas Sabouret
Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), 2009, Amsterdam.
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OSSE: an Open Source Socio-Emotional simulator (demo paper)
Nicolas Sabouret and Magalie Ochs
Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), 2009, Amsterdam.
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2008
 
Modeling the Dynamics of Non-Player Characters'Social Relations in Video Games
Magalie Ochs, Nicolas Sabouret and Vincent Corruble
Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment Conference (AIIDE), 2008,California, USA.
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Expressions of Empathy in ECAs
Radoslaw Niewiadomski, Magalie Ochs, and Catherine Pelachaud
Intelligent Virtual Agent (IVA), 2008, Tokyo, Japan.
 
Using facial expressions to display empathy in ECAs
Radoslaw Niewiadomski, Magalie Ochs, and Catherine Pelachaud
Speech and Face to Face Communication Workshop, 2008 Grenoble, France.
 
An Empathic Virtual Dialog Agent to Improve Human-Machine Interaction
Magalie Ochs, Catherine Pelachaud, and David Sadek
Autonomous Agent and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS), 2008 Estoril, Portugal.
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2007
 
An Empathic Rational Dialog Agent
Magalie Ochs, Catherine Pelachaud, and David Sadek
International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), 2007 Lisbon, Portugal.
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Emotion Elicitation in an Empathic Virtual Dialog Agent
Magalie Ochs, Catherine Pelachaud, and David Sadek
The Second European Cognitive Science Conference (EuroCogSci), 2007, Delphes, Greece.
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2006
 
A Coding Scheme for Designing Computational Model of Emotion Elicitation
Magalie Ochs, Catherine Pelachaud, and David Sadek
Workshop Emotion: Corpora for Research on Emotion and Affect - Conference LREC, 2006, Genova, Italy
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A Computational Model of Capability-Based Emotion Elicitation for Rational Agent
Magalie Ochs, Karl Devooght, David Sadek, and Catherine Pelachaud
Workshop Emotion and Computing -German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI), 2006, Bremen, Germany.
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Social Capabilities for Autonomous Virtual Characters
C. Peters, C. Pelachaud, E. Bevacqua, M. Ochs, N. Ech Chafai, M. Mancini
Games Conference, 2006, Portugal
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2005
 
Intelligent Expressions of Emotions
Magalie Ochs, Radoslaw Niewiadomski, Catherine Pelachaud, and David Sadek
The First International Conference on Affective Computing & Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2005), p. 707-714, 2005, Beijing, China
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2004
 
Optimal Emotional Conditions for Learning with an Intelligent Tutoring System
Magalie Ochs and Claude Frasson
Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) Conference, p. 845-847, 2004, Maceo, Brazil.
 
Emotionally Intelligent Tutoring Systems (EITS)
Magalie Ochs and Claude Frasson
FLAIRS (The Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference), 2004, Miami, Florida, USA.
 
National Conferences and Workshops
 
2012
A computational model of social attitude effects on the nonverbal behavior for a relational agent
Brian Ravenet, Magalie Ochs and Catherine Pelachaud
Workshop Affect, Compagnon Artificiel, Interaction (WACAI), nov. 2012, Grenoble, France.
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Interpersonal stance recognition using non-verbal signals on several time windows
Matthieu Chollet, Magalie Ochs and Catherine Pelachaud
Workshop Affect, Compagnon Artificiel, Interaction (WACAI), nov. 2012, Grenoble, France.
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Vers un modèle computationnel de l'influence de la personnalité d'un ACA sur son comportement
Florian Pecune, Magalie Ochs and Catherine Pelachaud
Workshop Affect, Compagnon Artificiel, Interaction (WACAI), nov. 2012, Grenoble, France.
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AFFIMO: Toward an open-source system to detect AFFinities and eMOtions in user’s sentences
Magalie Ochs, Jeremy Ollivier, Brieuc Coic,Thomas Brien and Fabien Majeric
Workshop Affect, Compagnon Artificiel, Interaction (WACAI), nov. 2012, Grenoble, France.
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Vers un monde virtuel plus souriant (in French)
Magalie Ochs and Catherine Pelachaud
Societé Francophone de Classification, oct. 2012, Marseille, France.
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2010
 
Description de scénarios socio-émotionnels au narrateur virtuel expressif.
Roman Miletitch, Nicolas Sabouret et Magalie Ochs
Workshop Francophone sur les Agents Conversationnels Animés (WACA), 2010, Paris, France.
 
2008
 
OSSE : un Outil pour la Simulation du contexte Socio-Emotionnel d'un personnage virtuel
Magalie Ochs, Nicolas Sabouret et Vincent Corruble
Workshop Francophone sur les Agents Conversationnels Animés (WACA), 2008, Paris, France.
 
Un modèle de la dynamique des relations sociales pour des agents virtuels
Magalie Ochs, Nicolas Sabouret et Vincent Corruble
Journées Francophones des Systèmes Multi-Agents (JFSMA), 2008, Brest, France.
 
2007
 
Vers un modèle formel des émotions d'un agent rationnel dialoguant empathique
Magalie Ochs, David Sadek et Catherine Pelachaud
Conférence sur les modèles formels de l'interaction (MFI), 2007, Paris, France.
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Des agents virtuels sociaux et émotionnels pour l'interaction humain-machine
Nicolas Ech Chafai, Magalie Ochs, Christopher Peters, Maurizio Mancini, Elisabetta Bevacqua et Catherine Pelachaud
19ème Conférence francophone sur l'interaction homme-machine (IHM), Paris, 2007.
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2006
 
Les conditions de déclenchement des émotions d'un agent empathique
Magalie Ochs, Catherine Pelachaud et David Sadek
Workshop Francophone sur les Agents Conversationnels Animés (WACA), 2006, Toulouse, France
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2005
 
La représentation des émotions d'un Agent Rationnel
Magalie Ochs, Catherine Pelachaud et David Sadek
Premier Workshop Francophone sur les Agents Conversationnels Animés (WACA 2005), 2005, Grenoble, France
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Others publications
 
Modélisation, formalisation et mise en oeuvre d'un agent rationnel dialoguant émotionnel empathique
Phd thesis, Université Paris 8, december 2007.
pdf (in french)
 
Systèmes Tutoriels Émotionnellement Intelligents
Dissertation of Master ès Science in Computer Science, Université de Montréal, july 2004.
pdf (in french)
 
Supervision Activities 
 
Current supervision activities Previous supervision activities
  • Brian Ravenet, PhD student in Computer Science (since march 2012)  - in co-supervision with Catherine Pelachaud  - Thesis defense : 7 december 2015
    Computational model of the influence of the ECA’s social attitudes on its non-verbal behavior  - European Project  REVERIE 
  • Mathieu Chollet, PhD student in Compuer Science (since nov. 2011)in co-supervision with Catherine Pelachaud - Thesis defense : 21 avril 2015
    Corpus-based computational model of the social attitude of a virtual recruiter  - European Project TARDIS 
  • Florian Pecune, PhD in Computer Science (since oct. 2012) - in co-supervision with Catherine Pelachaud - Thesis defense : 29 september 2016
    Model of Decision making model of artificial companions in different social contexts - Projet ANR
    MOCA

  • Florian Pecune, Master  student "Ingénierie et Cognition", Université Paris 8 ( march 2012 - sept. 2012) - in co-supervision with Catherine Pelachaud
    Improvment of the computational model of emotions FATIMA: model of the influence of the social attitudes and the effects of emotions on actions 
  • Nathan Lieberman, Master Student (since february 2016) - in co-supervision with Thierry Chaminade (Institut de Neuroscience de la Timone)
    Automatic analysis of the socio-emotional signals in human-machine interaction 
  • Roman Miletitch, Master  student, Université Paris 6 (mars 2010 - sept. 2010)  - in co-supervision with Nicolas Sabouret (LIP6)
    To elicit emotion in automatic story telling

Projects
 
Current Projects
  •  2015 - 2019 - French Project ANR "ACORFORMED" (codirection)

    Virtual Reality for Training Doctors to Break Bad News

    Partners: 4 research labs (LIS, LPL, CRVM, Télécom ParisTech), 1 company (Immersion), 2 hospitals (IPC et CHU Angers)
  •  2019 - 2022 - French Project ANR COPAINS

    Cognitive Planning in Persuasive Multimodal Communication: CoPains

    Partners: 4 research labs (IRIT, LIMSI, LIS et LPL), 1 company (Davi)
  •  2018- 2021 - French interdisciplinary project A*MIDEX (projet d’initiative d’excellence Aix-Marseille Université) "PhysSocial" (codirection)

    Physiologie des Interactions Sociales avec des Agents Naturels et Artificiels

    Partners: 4 research labs (IRIT, LIMSI, LIS et LPL), 1 company (Davi)

  • 2018- 2021 - International project STIC-AMSUD "EMPATIA" (codirection)

    EMotional Pedagogical Agents for Training, Instruction and learning

    Partners: Universidad Nacional de San Juan - UNSJ (Argentine), Université de la Vallée du Rio dos Sinos (Brésil – PI)

  •  2018- 2019 - French interdisciplinary CNRS project  PEPS "BRAIN-IHM" (codirection)

    Bases cérébrales de l'Interaction Humain-Machine: étude des feedbacks produits par un Agent Conversationnel Animé en  réalité virtuelle

    Partners: 3 research labs (LIS, LPL and LNC)

  • 2017- 2025 - Codirection of the interdisciplinary axis « Conversations and Artificial Agents » of the convergence institute ILCB (Institute of Language, Communication and the Brain) 
 
Previous Projects

Editorial and Organisational Activities
 
Member of the  steering committee of the ILCB : Institute of Language, Communication, and the Brain

Co-supervisor of the data science research cluster of the LIS lab (6 teams)

Editor for HCI Frontier


Co-animation of the working group ACAI
(Artificial Companion, Affect and Interaction)

Supervisor of the gender parity committe of the LIS lab aiming at boosting the gender parity in the computer sciences lab.

Comity program
- Member of the Program Committee for the international conference Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) 2019
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Member of the Program Committee for the national conference "Recherche d'Information et Applications" (CORIA), 2019
- Member of the Program Committee for ACM IVA Conference (Intelligent Virtual Agent Conference)  2017, 2018 and 2019
- Member of the Program Committee for the international  IEEE conference ICALT 2019 - Doctoral Consortium
- Membre du Senior Program Committee de la conférence internationale Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) 2017
- Member of the Program Committee for ACII  (Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction Conference) 2017,
- Member of the Program Committee for ESSEM (Emotion and Sentiment in Social and Expressive Media), a workshop of ACII  (Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction Conference) 2017,
- Member of the Senior Senior Program Committee for the International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI), 2017
Member of the Program Committee for EmotionAware - Workshop on emotion awareness for pervasive computing with mobile and wearable devices, in conjunction with 2017 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2017), 2017
- Member of the Program Committee of the workshop SEAIxI-2019: International Workshop on Social and Emotion AI for Industry
- Member of the Program Committee for RJCIA 2017 (15èmes Rencontres des Jeunes Chercheurs en Intelligence Artificielle)
- Member of the Program Committee for the international conference Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 2017
- Member of the Program Committee of the international conference  Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2016
- Member of the Program Committee of the international conference  Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA), 2015
- Member of the Program Committee of the international conference Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII) 2015
- Member of the Program Committee of the international conference MMSym 2014 (2nd European and 5th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication)
- Member of the Program Committee for the international conference Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA), 2014
- Member of the Program Committee for the conference Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN) - juillet 2014
- Membre of the Program Committee of the workshop Digital Games for Empowerment and Inclusion (IDGEI) - 2014
- Member of the Program Committee of the national conference on Human-Machine Interaction (IHM) - nov. 2013
- Member of the Program Committee of the national conference  "III-Intercompéhension de l'intraspécifique à l'interspécifique", 30 sept. 1er oct 2013 
- Member of the Program Committee of international workshop "Conflict and communication. Multimodal Social Signals of conflict and negotiation in humans, animals, and machines", 2013
- Member of the Program Committee of international workshop "CaSA - Computers as Social Agents" de la conférence internationale Intelligent Virtual Agent (IVA), 2013
- Member of the Program Committee of the national conference MFI (Modèles Formels de l'Interaction), 2013
- Member of the Program Committee for the international conference Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 2012
- Member of the Program Committee of the international workshop IEEE Affective Computational Intelligence (WACI) 2013, at the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI).
- Member of the Program Committee for the international conference  Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI) 2012
- Member of the Program Committee for the national workshop  Workshop Affect, Compagnon Artificiel, Interaction (WACAI) 2012
- Member of the Program Committee for the international workshop International Workshop on Empathic Computing (IWEC) 2012
- Member of the Program Committee for the  Workshop on Emotional and Empathic Agents de la conférence Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) 2012, Valencia, Spain.
- Member of the Program Committee for the international conference  Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII) 2012
- Member of the Program Committee for the international conference  Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII) 2011
- Member of the Program Committee for the international conference Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 2011
- Member of the Program Committee for the international conference Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction (IHCI), 2010
- Member of the Program Committee for the international conference Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA), 2010
- Member of the Program Committee for the Workshop on non-verbal communication of the conference COLING (International Conference on Computational Linguistics), 2010.
- Member of the Program Committee for the Workshop on Empathic Agents of the conference Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) 2009, Budapest, Hungary.
- Member of the Program Committee for the Workshop on Social and Emotional Intelligence in Learning Environment of the conference Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) 2004, Maceo, Brésil.
 
Projects review
2015 :  Reviewer of projects for the Icelandic Reaserch Fund
2015, 2013-2009: Reviewer for ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) projects - 5 reviews of project
2012: Reviewer for a Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology project.

Reviewer activity
Reviewer for the international journals;
- Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds,
- Autonomous Robot,
- IEEE's Transactions on Affective Computing
- International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction,
- Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent System (JAAMAS)
Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR),
- International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS),
- IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
- ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT)

and for the conferences: ICMI 2016 (Senior Committee), IVA (Intelligent Virtual Agent) 2016, RO-MAN (IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication) 2016, IHM - National Conference on Human-machine Interaction (2013) (reviewer and meta-reviewer), WIAMIS - Workshop on Images and Audio Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Systems (reviewer and meta-reviewer) 2013, ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI) 2012, IEEE Virtual Reality (VR) 2010, Agent and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART) 2010, Kansai Engineering and Emotion Research (KEER) 2010, Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) 2009 et 2012, International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE) 2009, Intelligent Agent Technology 2009, Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA) 2005, 2007 et 2009, et Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII) 2007 et pour le Workshop francophone sur les Agents Conversationnels Animés (WACA) 2008.
 
Organization of scientific events
- Organization of the ICMI workshop: "Investigating Social Interactions with Artificial Agents", 13 nov. 2017, ICMI Conference, Nov. 2017, Glasgow, United Kingdom
- Organization of  Workshop GREATS: Workshop Graphical and Robotic Embodied Agent for Therapeutic System - Intelligent Virtual Agent International Conference - sept. 2016 - Los Angeles
- Area Chair for technoloies and applications aera in the context of the IEEE conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition
Co-president of the Workshop "Affect, Compagnon Artificiel, Interaction" (WACAI) 2014
- Chair of the doctoral consortium of the next International Conference Intelligent Virtual Agent 2014 in Boston
- Organization of the GALA event (Gathering of Animated Lifelike Agents) at the International Conference IVA (Intelligent Virtual Agent) 2013: "an annual festival to showcase the latest Animated Lifelike Agents created by university students, academic or industrial research groups" (http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/iva2013/Gala.html).
- Organization of the special session "Social Stances Analysis" of the international workshop WIAMIS (Workshop on Images and Audio Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Systems), 2013
- Organization of the international workshop SocialCom 2012 : Exploring Stances in Interactions: Conceptual and Practical Issues in Social Signal Processing Research, IEEE, International Conference on Social Computing, Amsterdam, 2012
- Organization of the working group meeting on Embodied Conversational Agent Interactive virtual agents and Cognitive Sciences Paris, 2009
- Participation in the organization of the Conference ICEC (International Conference on Entertainment Computing) organized by the CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers) in Paris, 2009
- Participation in the organization of the international conference IVA (Intelligent Virtual Agent) organized by Télécom ParisTech in Paris, 2007
- Participation in the organization of the international workshop Emotion in Interaction organized by the University Paris 8, 2005.
 
Network of excellence
- Member of the network of excellence SSPNet (Social Signal Processing Network) , since sept. 2009
- Member of the network of excellence HUMAINE (Human-Machine Interaction Network on Emotion) , 2004-2007