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Joost Broekens

Associate Professor

Name
Dr.ir. D.J. Broekens
Telephone
+31 71 527 7139
E-mail
d.j.broekens@liacs.leidenuniv.nl

Joost Broekens studies Artificial Intelligence, in particular Affective Computing and the interaction between humans and socially interactive agents. He is the President Elect of the Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing (AAAC), which is the main international organisation in his research field. He is an associate professor and head of the Affective Computing and Human Robot Interaction group at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) of Leiden University. Besides this, Joost is a member of of the interdisciplinary research programme Society, Artificial Intelligence and Life Sciences (SAILS). Finally, he is also co-founder and CTO of Interactive Robotics, enabling students from any age to learn with and from social robots.

More information about Joost Broekens

Joost Broekens studies Artificial Intelligence, in particular Affective Computing and the interaction between humans and socially interactive agents. He is the President Elect of the Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing (AAAC), which is the main international organisation in his research field. He is an associate professor and head of the Affective Computing and Human Robot Interaction group at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) of Leiden University. Besides this, he is a member of the interdisciplinary research programme Society, Artificial Intelligence and Life Sciences (SAILS)Finally, he is also co-founder and CTO of Interactive Robotics, enabling students from any age to learn with and from social robots.

His research interests include computational modelling of emotions in reinforcement learning, computational models of cognitive appraisal, emotion psychology, emotions in computer games, explainability of AI and transparency, human perception and effects of emotions expressed by virtual agents and robots, emotional and affective self-report, human-robot and human-agent interaction, and educational humanoid robots. His current research focuses on human-robot interaction, and Reinforcement Learning as a formal model for emotional appraisal.

The personal website of Joost Broekens: www.joostbroekens.com

Associate Professor

  • Science
  • Leiden Inst of Advanced Computer Science

Work address

Gorlaeus Building
Einsteinweg 55
2333 CC Leiden
Room number BE3.04

Contact

  • Interactive Robotics Co-founder
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