Patrik Jonell

I’m currently a PhD student in the area of adaptive conversational agents at KTH, The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. The (tentative) topic of my PhD thesis is “Using social and physiological signals for user adaptation in conversational agents” where I focus on developing machine learning methods for behavior adaptation of conversational agents based on social and physiological signals emitted by the user.

Recent publications

  1. IVA
    Can we trust online crowdworkers? Comparing online and offline participants in a preference test of virtual agents
    In Proceedings of the 20th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA’20) 2020
  2. CogSci
    Embodiment and gender interact in alignment to TTS voices
    Michelle Cohn, Patrik Jonell, Taylor Kim, Jonas Beskow, and Georgia Zellou
    Proceedings of the 42th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci 2020 2020
  3. Best Paper Nominee ICMI
    Gesticulator: A framework for semantically-aware speech-driven gesture generation
    Taras Kucherenko, Patrik Jonell, Sanne van Waveren, Gustav Eje Henter, Simon Alexanderson, Iolanda Leite, and Hedvig Kjellström
    In Proceedings of the 22th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI’20) 2020
  4. Best Paper IVA
    Let’s Face It: Probabilistic Multi-Modal Interlocutor-Aware Generation of Facial Gestures in Dyadic Settings
    In Proceedings of the 20th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA’20) 2020
  5. GENEA
    The GENEA Challenge 2020:Benchmarking gesture-generation systems on common data
    In Proceedings of the GENEA Workshop 2020, part of IVA’20. 2020