My name is Md. Iftekhar Tanveer. I am experienced in applying the mathematics of Machine Learning in multi-disciplinary research. Over the last 10 years, I applied concepts of machine learning in affective computing, multimodal signal processing, accessibility, human-computer interaction, and behavioral prediction of humans in several real-life scenarios (e.g. teaching, public speaking, job interviews).
I developed a causal model guided deep learning architecture for a bias-free prediction of the TED Talk ratings. I invented an unsupervised algorithm to detect repetitive body-movements (Mannerisms) from MoCap signals. I designed and implemented novel deep learning architectures for several real-life applications.
I did my Ph.D. at the University of Rochester. I worked with Dr. M. Ehsan Hoque at Rochester Human-Computer Interaction (ROCHCI) lab. Currently, I work as a Natural Language Processing (NLP) Researcher at Comcast Applied AI lab.
A Causality-Guided Prediction of the TED Talk Ratings from the Speech-Transcripts using Neural Networks, arXiv preprint arXiv:1905.08392
SyntaViz: Visualizing Voice Queries through a Syntax-Driven Hierarchical Ontology, EMNLP’18, Brussels, Belgium, 2018
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
|Oct 27th, 2018||I presented in the lab on Judea Pearl’s new book “The Book of Why”. My advisor, Ehsan Hoque tweeted that and Judea Pearl himself commented on that tweet!||Tweet
|Oct 22nd, 2018||I’ve successfully defended my PhD thesis||Pictures
|Aug 6th, 2018||One of my work during the internship in Comcast Lab is accepted in EMNLP||Paper|
|April 25, 2018||I presented our TED Talk work in CHI 2018||Slides|
|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 Applied 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||Code
|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 Magazine, wxxinews, Engadget, Gizmag, Eurekalert, Entrepreneur, InnovationTrail.||Code|