My name is Md. Iftekhar Tanveer. I am a Ph.D. student of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the University of Rochester. My research interest is in the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Human-Computer Interaction. I use deep learning and statistical machine learning tools to develop algorithms capable to sense, model and predict human behaviors from multimodal data. These algorithms can help humans to improve their social communication skills. I implemented automated systems capable to analyze and predict public speaking performances, job interview performances, and non-verbal behaviors like facial expressions, body language, and mannerism. I work with Dr. M. Ehsan Hoque in ROCHCI to push the boundaries of science and to touch the lives of people.

I am currently in the job market, looking for either an academic or industrial research position. Here are my research and teaching statements.

Highlighted Projects

Highlighted Publications

Awe the Audience: Awe the Audience: How the Narrative Trajectories Affect Audience Perception in Public Speaking, CHI’18, Montreal, Canada, 2018
AutoManner: An Automated Interface for Making Public Speakers Aware of Their Mannerisms, IUI’16, Sonoma, CA, USA, 2016
Unsupervised Extraction of Human-Interpretable Nonverbal Behavioral Cues in a Public Speaking Scenario, ACMMM’15, Brisbane, Australia, 2015
Automated Prediction of Job Interview Performance: The Role of What You Say and How You Say It“, FG’15, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2015.

News and Presentations

April 25, 2018 I presented our TED Talk work in CHI 2018 Slides
April 21, 2018 The team I led, “The Soothsayers” got Bronze medal in UPStat Data Analytics Competition for predicting crime in Rochester. Congrats to all the members of the team!
April 8, 2018 We submitted a paper in ACM Multimedia
Feb 16, 2018 I presented Chapter 5 from the Deep Learning book in Lab Slides
Jan 2018 Our paper got accepted in CHI 2018
Oct 6th, 2017 My thesis proposal got accepted
Sep 26, 2017 Invited to Brain and Cognitive Science for presenting my work in NSF Research Traineeship Program (NRT) Slides
Aug 10, 2017 I presented a pyTorch Tutorial in our lab Slides
May 15, 2017 I am going to work as an intern at the Comcast AI Research Lab this summer
July 24th, 2016 I was invited for a presentation at RIT for One-Day REU Symposium Slides
Sep 1st, 2016 AutoManner code is released
Sep 1st, 2016 AutoManner code is released
Jan 15th, 2016 IUI travel grant award approved
Dec 7th, 2015 Our paper got accepted in IUI 2016
15th Sep, 2015 I got the ACMMM travel grant award 2015
4th July, 2015 Our short paper in ACM Multimedia got accepted
26th June, 2015 One item in my bucket list is checked — I met Prof. Gilbert Strang!!
16th April, 2015 Our IUI paper (Rhema) is being featured in UoR news and other news: NY MagazinewxxinewsEngadget, Gizmag, Eurekalert, Entrepreneur, InnovationTrail.


I met Prof Gilbert Strang!