Headshot my research is at the intersection of emotion and computer science. I am interested in sensors and algorithms that can recognize human affect and in building technologies that make life better.
contact: djmcduff (at) media.mit.edu ·  twitter: @danmcduff
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Research Interests: HCI, Emotion, Computer Vision, Bio-Sensors, Crowdsourcing, Machine Learning

Daniel McDuff received his Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab while working in the Affective Computing group. McDuff received his bachelor's degree, with first-class honors, and master's degree in engineering from the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining the Media Lab, he worked for the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) in the United Kingdom. He is interested in using computer vision, wearable sensors and machine learning to enable the automated recognition of affect. He is also interested in technologies and interfaces for remote measurement of physiology for which his work has received an award from Popular Science magazine as one of the top inventions in 2011.

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Daniel McDuff Principal Scientist
Affectiva
Cambridge
MA 02139
USA





Physiology ·  Crowdsourcing & Emotions ·  Interfaces ·  Facial Expressions ·  Other Projects · 

Ph.D. Thesis:
Smiley Affective Storytelling (Ph.D. Thesis)
Daniel McDuff
Automatic Measurement of Story Effectiveness from Emotional Responses Collected over the Internet
thesis proposal ·  thesis
Remote Measurement of Physiology:
CardioCam CardioCam
Ming-Zher Poh, Daniel McDuff and Rosalind Picard
pdf one ·  pdf two ·  video
3RD PRIZE CIMIT AWARD FOR PRIMARY HEALTHCARE - $50K PRIZE
CardioCam Multi-spectral Remote Physiology Measurement
Daniel McDuff, Sarah Gontarek and Rosalind Picard
Improvements Using a Five-Band Digital Camera
pdf
Medical Mirror The Medical Mirror
Ming-Zher Poh, Daniel McDuff, Rosalind Picard
A Medical Mirror for Non-contact Health Monitoring
Siggraph 2011, Vancouver.
pdf
CardioCam Dectecting Cognitive Load with a Camera
Daniel McDuff, Sarah Gontarek and Rosalind Picard
EMBC2015 Paper and Presentation
pdf
Crowdsourcing Emotion Data:
Affect Mirror AMFED Facial Expression Dataset
Daniel McDuff, Rana El kaliouby, Thibuad Senechal, May Amr, Jeffrey Cohn and Rosalind Picard
CVPRW 2013, Portland, OR.
dataset ·  pdf
Smiles-in-the-wild Predicting Online Video Liking from Facial Responses
Daniel McDuff, Rana el Kaliouby, David Demirdjian and Rosalind Picard
Predicting Online Media Effectiveness Based on Smile Responses Gathered Over the Internet.
IEEE Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition 2013, Shanghai.
pdf
WINNER OF BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARD
Automatic Measurement of Ad Preferences from Facial Responses Gathered Over the Internet.
Image and Vision Computing, 2014.
pdf
Dial Automatic Measurement of Media Preferences (work completed at Affectiva)
Evan Kodra, Thibaud Senechal, Daniel McDuff and Rana el Kaliouby
Automatic Measurement of Media Preferences from Facial Behavior
IEEE Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition 2013, Shanghai.
pdf
Smiles-in-the-wild Analyzing Facial Expressions Over the Web (with Forbes.com)
Daniel McDuff, Rana el Kaliouby and Rosalind Picard
Crowdsourcing Facial Responses to Online Videos.
IEEE Transaction on Affective Computing 2012
pdf ·  site
Affective Interfaces:
Affective_Billboard Affective Billboard
Daniel McDuff, Yadid Ayzenberg and Rosalind Picard
Video - coming soon
Affect Mirror Inside-Out: Reflecting on your Inner State
Javier Hernandez Rivera, Daniel McDuff, Rich Fletcher and Rosalind Picard
Pervasive Computing 2013, San Diego, CA.
pdf
3RD PRIZE OLYMPUS/MIT HACKATHON 2012
AffectAura AffectAura: An Intelligent System for Emotional Memory (work completed at MSR)
Daniel McDuff, Amy Karlson, Ashish Kapoor, Asta Roseway and Mary Czerwinski
An emotional prosthetic that allows users to reflect on their emotional states over time.
CHI 2012, Autstin, TX.
pdf
AutoEmotive AutoEmotive
Javier Hernandez, Daniel McDuff, Judith Amores and Xavier Benavides
Webpage
WINNER OF MIT/VW/IDEO DATA DRIVEN HACKATION 2014 - $5K PRIZE
Facial Expression Analytics:
ESOMAR Do Emotions in Ads Drives Sales?
Daniel McDuff, Rana El kaliouby, Evan Kodra and Laurent Larguinet
ESOMAR Congress 2013
pdf
BEST METHODOLOGY PAPER AWARD NOMINEE
BEST CASE HISTORY PAPER AWARD NOMINEE
BEST OVERALL PAPER AWARD NOMINEE
Election Measuring Emotions During the 2012 Presidential Debates
Daniel McDuff, Rana El kaliouby, Evan Kodra and Rosalind Picard
ACII 2013, Geneva, Switzerland.
pdf
Other Projects:
AutoEmotive time_and_space
A data visualization for the CTL Contest
Daniel McDuff
Webpage
Thumbs Down Pavlov Poke
A Shocking Solution to Facebook Addiction
Rob Morris and Daniel McDuff
SXSW INTERACTIVE AWARDS WINNER 2014
website
Crowdsource Crowdsourcing and Emotions
Review
Rob Morris and Daniel McDuff
pdf
FAUS Is that smile real or fake?
M. Ehsan Hoque, Daniel McDuff and Rosalind Picard
Exploring Temporal Patterns in Classifying Frustrated and Delighted Smiles.
IEEE Transaction on Affective Computing, 2012
pdf
Narrative Emotion and Narratives
Burzo, M., McDuff, D., Mihalcea, R., Morency, L.P., Narvaez, A. and Perez-Rosas, V.
Towards Sensing the Influence of Visual Narratives on Human Affect.
pdf
Know Your Exit Know Your Exit - Crowdsourced Music Project
Robert Morris, Daniel McDuff and Rosalind Picard
SXSW INTERACTIVE AWARDS FINALIST 2012
site
Acume Acume - Data Viz Toolkit
Daniel McDuff, Rana el Kaliouby, Karim Kassam and Rosalind Picard
A novel visualization tool for understanding facial expression and gesture data.
pdf ·  software ·  video
FAUS Facial Action-Unit Spectrograms and Predicting Valence
Daniel McDuff, Rana el Kaliouby, Karim Kassam and Rosalind Picard
Affect Valence Inference From Facial Action Unit Spectrograms.
pdf
healthcare Migraine Trakz
Third Prize in the MGH-Samsung Healthcare Hackathon.
news article