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 have applied concepts of machine learning in affective computing, accessibility research, human-computer interaction, and behavioral prediction of humans in several real-life scenarios (e.g. teaching, public speaking, job interviews). I completed my Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. I worked with Dr. M. Ehsan Hoque at Rochester Human-Computer Interaction (ROCHCI) lab to push the boundaries of science and to touch the lives of people.

Currently, I work as a Natural Language Processing (NLP) Researcher at Comcast Applied AI lab.

Highlighted Projects

Highlighted Publications

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
GUI 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 MagazinewxxinewsEngadget, Gizmag, Eurekalert, Entrepreneur, InnovationTrail. Code


I met Prof Gilbert Strang in 2015!

I met my grand-advisor Professor Rosaline Picard in 2011

With Professor Jeffrey Cohn in ACII 2011