Rachelle Palnick Tsachor

    Email Address: rtsachor@uic.edu
    College: Architecture and the Arts Department: Theatre and Music
    Title: Assistant Professor of Theatre Movement
    Office: L424 ETMSW Phone: 3196211803
    Webpage: http://theatreandmusic.uic.edu/directory/rachelle-tsachor
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Theatre Movement, Whole body movement, expression, emotions, Somatics, Movement Analysis, Movement and Learning, Non-verbal communication, Human-Machine Interactions, Automated emotion recognition

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 3

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Minimum gpa = 3 preferred
    Preferred pre-requisite class: THTR 211 Body & Space
    or interest in kinesiology, movement, interactive design or human-computer interfaces

    Organized, consistent & accurate with details
    Curious, can work independently, and also will ask questions

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    This study uses machine learning to develop automated recognition of the expression of emotions from marker-less video, using Kinect.

    The research assistant will update the data-set with new labels, match video sequences to kinect sequences and edit the kinect recordings for about 600 3-second clips.

    The research assistant may also help with some aspects of the study itself, and may have a chance to contribute to a paper that results from this work

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