Professor Roland Goecke
Professor of Affective Computing
Tel: +61 2 6201 2114
Roland Goecke is Professor of Affective Computing in the Information Technology & Engineering academic program. He is the Director of the Human-Centred Technology Research Centre and Head of the Vision and Sensing Group. Professor Goecke is also Research Leader for the Information Technology & Engineering research program.
His research interests are in affective computing, computational behaviour analysis, social signal processing, pattern recognition, computer vision, human-computer interaction, multimodal signal processing and e-research. Professor Goecke focuses on algorithms that enable computers to understand the human user, to know who they are, what their mental / health state is; to support their well-being, performance and learning. This research finds applications in mental health research, health and well-being, behaviour analysis, sports performance analysis, biometrics, human-computer interaction, video / image analysis and multimedia retrieval. His research is funded by the ARC, ANDS, NeCTAR, the US NSF, and industry partners. Professor Goecke has published over 120 peer-reviewed research papers to date and is an experienced research student supervisor. He is a member of the IEEE, ACM, ISCA and AAAC.
Professor Goecke holds a Master in Computer Science (1998) from the University of Rostock, Germany, and a PhD (2004) in Computer Science from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. Before joining UC in December 2008, he worked as a Senior Research Scientist with Seeing Machines, as a Researcher at the NICTA Canberra Research Lab, and as a Research Fellow at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, Germany.
- Affective Computing and Computational Behaviour Analysis
- Multimodal Human-Centred Computing
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition