Maja Pantić

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Maja Pantić
Born (1970-04-13) 13 April 1970 (age 48)
Belgrade
Alma materDelft University of Technology
Known forArtificial Intelligence Robotics

Maja Pantić (Serbian Cyrillic: Маја Пантић; Belgrade, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) (born April 13, 1970) is a Professor of Affective and Behavioural Computing at Imperial College, London and head of the Samsung AI lab in Cambridge, UK.

Education[edit]

Maja Pantić was born in Belgrade, Serbia. She studied Mathematics at the University of Belgrade, but moved to the Netherlands in 1992 to study Informatics.[1] She received a BSc from Delft University in 1995, followed by an MSc in Artificial Intelligence in 1997.[1] Pantić earned a PhD at the Delft University of Technology, entitled "Facial expression analysis by computational intelligence techniques", in 2001.[2][3] She was an Associate Professor at Delft between 2001 and 2005, where she was one of only two women amongst 300 professors in Electronic and Electrical Engineering.[1] In 2002, she was award a Dutch Research Council Junior Fellowship (NWO Veni) and named one of the 7 best young researchers in the Netherlands.[4] In 2005 she joined Takeo Kanade's Face lab in Carnegie Mellon University as a Visiting Associate Professor.[5]

Research[edit]

Pantić is a world expert on machine analysis of human nonverbal behaviour. In 2006 she joined Imperial College London, Department of Computing.[6] She published "Artificial Intelligence for Human Computing" with Huang, Pentland and Nijholt in 2007.[7] In 2008 she received European Research Council Starting Grant for her research on Machine Analysis of Human Naturalistic Behavior (MAHNOB).[8] At the time the MAHNOB team started, tools for human behaviour analysis could only handle exaggerated expressions.[9] She was appointed to full Professor at Imperial College in 2010.[10]

She is head of the Intelligent Behaviour Understanding Group (iBug) group at Imperial College London.[11] In 2012 she presented " Human-centered Computing" at "T100: One Hundred Years from the birth of Alan Turing" at the Royal Society Edinburgh.[12] Pantić is interested in the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning:

  • Assisted independent living for the elderly: In 2017 Pantić contributed to the Channel 4 television program "Old People's Home for 4 Year Olds"[13][14]
  • Healthcare[15]
  • Autism[16]
  • Driverless Cars: In 2017 Pantić contributed to the public discussion about fatal Tesla crash[17]

Recognition and public engagement[edit]

In 2011 Pantić received the BCS Roger Needham Award.[18] In 2012 Pantić was named Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2012 for contribution to automatic human behaviour understanding and affective computing.[19] In 2016 she was named a Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR).[20] She is the Editor in Chief of Image and Vision Computing Journal (IVCJ).[4] She is the scientific advisor for Real Eyes.[21] She is on the Strategy and Science Board of Advisors to global market research company IPSOS.[22]

Pantić regularly talks about her research in National Media. She is an advocate for women in technology.[23] In 2016 she appeared with Charlie Rose on CBS 60 minutes, talking about artificial intelligence and emotion measurement.[24] That year, she was chosen by the journal Nature to present "Machines That Can Read Human Emotions" at the World Economic Forum in Davos.[25] In 2017 she took part in a Guardian Live event, "Brainwaves, How Artificial Intelligence will change the world".[26] In 2018 she expressed concern about the brain drain of AI experts out of academia and into the private sector.[27] However, since then she herself took on a leading role leading Samsung's AI lab in Cambridge, UK, and convincing other academics to join her.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Maja Pantic". sites.eca.ed.ac.uk. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  2. ^ "M. Pantic - Facial expression analysis by computational intelligence techniques". www.kbs.twi.tudelft.nl. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  3. ^ M., Pantic, (2001). "Facial expression analysis by computational intelligence techniques".
  4. ^ a b "KES2012 : Keynote Speakers". kes2012.kesinternational.org. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  5. ^ "Robotics Seminar | Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science". www.scs.cmu.edu. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  6. ^ "Maja Pantic : Home". ibug.doc.ic.ac.uk. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  7. ^ Artifical [i.e. artificial] intelligence for human computing : ICMI 2006 and IJCAI 2007 international workshops, Banff, Canada, November 3, 2006 and Hyderabad, India, January 6, 2007 : revised seleced [i.e. selected] and invited papers. Huang, Thomas S., 1936-, Special Session on Human Computing (2006 : Banff, Alta.), Workshop on AI for Human Computing (2007 : Hyderabad, india), International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (20th : 2007 : Hyderabad, India). Berlin: Springer. 2007. ISBN 9783540723486. OCLC 191468601.
  8. ^ "Maja Pantic receives ERC Starting Grant". www.utwente.nl. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  9. ^ "European Commission : CORDIS : Projects and Results : Final Report Summary - MAHNOB (Multimodal Analysis of Human Nonverbal Behaviour in Real-World Settings)". www.cordis.europa.eu. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  10. ^ "Keynote Speakers". www.ipta-conference.com. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  11. ^ "i·bug - home". ibug.doc.ic.ac.uk. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  12. ^ The University of Edinburgh (2012-05-24), Prof. Maja Pantic: Human-centered Computing, retrieved 2018-01-23
  13. ^ "Old People's Home for 4 Year Olds - All 4". www.channel4.com. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  14. ^ "How facial recognition could be key to maintaining independence of elderly". ITV News. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  15. ^ Contact Innovatemedtec (2017-08-24), Maja Pantic - The Power of Artificial Intelligence Face Recognition & Robots, retrieved 2018-01-23
  16. ^ Jie Shen (2017-02-17), ITV Seg Full 2017 02 17 01, retrieved 2018-01-25
  17. ^ Maja Pantic (2016-07-01), TESLA+MAJA+CLIP+1527+1+7 Converted, retrieved 2018-01-25
  18. ^ "Roger Needham lecture 2011 | 2011 lecture | Roger Needham Award and Lecture | Events | BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT". www.bcs.org. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  19. ^ "2012 elevated fellow" (PDF). IEEE Fellows Directory.
  20. ^ http://www.conbrio.com/, Conbrio Design, Buffalo, NY -. "IAPR - News". www.iapr.org. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  21. ^ "Realeyes - Maja Pantic". www.realeyesit.com. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  22. ^ "European Commission : CORDIS : Projects and Results : Periodic Reporting for period 1 - SEWA (Automatic Sentiment Estimation in the Wild)". cordis.europa.eu. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  23. ^ Pantic, Maja (2017-06-21). "Calling all women: London's thriving tech sector needs you". Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  24. ^ "Maja Pantic on CBS 60 Minutes". Vimeo. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  25. ^ "Machines That Can Read Human Emotions - Maja Pantic | Open Transcripts". Open Transcripts. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  26. ^ Sample, Presented by Ian; Sanderson, produced by Max (2017-04-27). "How Artificial Intelligence will change the world: a live event - Science Weekly podcast". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  27. ^ Sample, Ian (2017-11-01). "'We can't compete': why universities are losing their best AI scientists". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-01-23.