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ES4E9 - Affective Computing

  • Module code: ES4E9
  • Module name: Affective Computing
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to introduce theories on how affective factors influence interactions between humans and technology, on how affect sensing can inform our understanding of human affect, and on the design and implementation of effective human-machine interfaces.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to: • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the complex theories underpinning affective computing; • Evaluate and implement the principles of automated facial expression recognition; • Analyse and implement the principles of automated body language recognition. • Examine the principles of physiology for affective computing. • Critique the applications of affective computing in human-robot interactions, unobtrusive deception detection and health monitoring.

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures 25 x 1 hr = 25 hr Seminars 5 x 1 hr = 5 hr Laboratory class 1 x 3 hr = 3 hr Tutorials 3 x 1 hr = 3 hr Total 36 hours

Departmental link

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year4/es4E9

Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material (theory and examples) and past examination questions. Pre- and Post-Requisite Modules: ES2B4 Computer Engineering and Programming or CS188 Programming for Computer Scientists or equivalent; and ES3C5 Signal Processing or equivalent. Outline Syllabus Theoretical underpinnings of affective computing from an interdisciplinary perspective encompassing the affective, cognitive, social, media, and brain sciences. Affect recognition from facial expressions, body language, speech, physiology, contextual features, and multimodal combinations of these modalities. Applications of affective computing in human-robot interactions, unobtrusive deception detection and health monitoring.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES4E9-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) 1000 word laboratory-based report 10%
  Seminar quiz 10%
  3 hour examination (Summer) 80%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 5
  • MEng Engineering (H10C) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10D) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10G) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10K) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10L) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10M) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 5
  • MEng Systems Engineering (H63A) - Year 4
  • MEng Systems Engineering (H63B) - Year 4
  • MEng Systems Engineering (HH63) - Year 4
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH64) - Year 5
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Year in Research (HH65) - Year 5