Anna Esposito serves currently as an Associate Professor in computer science at the Department of Psychology, Second University of Naples, Caserta, Italy, and Senior Researcher at the International Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies, in Vietri sul Mare, Salerno, Italy. http://www.psicologia.unina2.it/scheda_personale.php?tipo=Docente&id=217. She has been working as a Research Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio from 2000 to 2002 to which she is currently a Research Affiliate. She also is affiliated to the University of Salerno (Italy), Department of Physics and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Research Laboratory of Electronics, Cambridge, Mass, USA. Anna joined her current Department on November 1, 2002 where she teaches classes on fundamentals of computer science and on cognitive and algorithmic issues of multimodal communication. Anna's current research interests are on the metafeatures of verbal and nonverbal communication, and in particular on cross-modal analysis of speech, gesture, and facial expression of emotions. Further research interests are on signal processing, language disorders, multimedia applications for disabled persons, and modeling and applications of neural networks. She is author of more than 100 publications on international journals, books, and international conference proceedings, and editor of 12 international books. Anna is currently the Chair of COST Action 2102 Cross Modal Analysis of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication funded by COST "European Cooperation in Science and Technology". http://cost2102.cs.stir.ac.uk/, http://www.cost.esf.org/domains_actions/ict/Actions/Verbal_and_Non-verbal_Communication.
Biography Updated on 27 October 2010