dr. Z. (Zerrin) Yumak
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I am an assistant professor at the Department of Information and Computing Sciences at Utrecht University under the Virtual Worlds division.  I obtained my PhD degree in Computer Science from MIRALabUniversity of Geneva. My PhD thesis supervisor is Prof. Nadia Magnenat Thalmann. The title of my thesis is “Modeling emotions and memory for virtual characters and social robots”. My PhD thesis committee members are Catherine Pelachaud and Christoph Bartneck.  I did post-doc at the HCI Group in EPFL, Switzerland supervised by Dr. Pearl Pu. Following that, I worked as a research fellow at the Institute for Media InnovationNanyang Technological University in Singapore.

My research is on socially interactive virtual humans and robots. I work in particular on computational models of personality and emotions, multi-party interactions and expressive behaviour generation combining techniques from computer graphics/animation and artificial intelligence.  I am also interested in perception of behavior and evaluation of socially interactive characters from the human-computer interaction point-of-view. 

The work in my PhD dissertation started in the framework of European Union FP6 project INDIGO (Interaction with Personality and Dialogue Enabled Robots).  I was also involved in HUMAINE and PLAYMANCER  projects. Currently, I am working in the Horizon 2020 project RAGE (Realising an Applied Gaming Ecosystem). 

I am a program committee member of CGI and CASA conferences. 

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  2017 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Yumak, Z., van den Brink, B. & Egges, J. (2017). Autonomous social gaze model for an interactive virtual character in real-life settings. Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, 28 (3-4).
Chen, Y., Le, D., Yumak, Z. & Pu, P. (2017). EHR : A Sensing Technology Readiness Model for Lifestyle Changes. Mobile Networks and Applications, 22 (3), (pp. 478-492).
  2016 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Beck, A., Yumak, Z. & Magnenat Thalmann, N. (2016). Body movement generation for virtual characters and social robots​. Social Signal Processing
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