Salons

Informal events based on the concept of 16th C Italian and French Salons – a gathering to increase knowledge though conversation – hosted by topic experts. Come along to ask your burning questions, sharpen your knowledge, or simply enjoy lively discussion!

Clicking on each speaker’s name will take you to their personal websites.

Affective Computing

Affective computing: Dr. Jonathan Gratch is the inaugural Integrative Affective Science Award. In an informal discussion with questions from the audience, Dr. Gratch will reflect on how we as scientists can build bridges between disciplines. He will share insights gleaned from his interdisciplinary work on human-computer interaction.

<a href="https://people.ict.usc.edu/~gratch/ ">Jonathan Gratch</a>

Jonathan Gratch

University of Southern California

How the Voice Communicates Emotion

How the Voice Communicates Emotion: Visual perception of facial displays gets a lot of attention in affective science, but what about the voice? Dr. Greg Bryant has dedicated his career to understanding how our voices communicate our emotions, intentions, and relationships. This informal discussion is an opportunity to pick his brain and learn how you can incorporate vocal analysis into your research.

<a href="https://gabryant.scholar.ss.ucla.edu/">Greg Bryant</a>

Greg Bryant

University of California, Los Angeles

Jobs in Industry

Industry salon: An informal discussion with two affective scientists who will share their experiences in industry. Dr. Jason Buhle is the Managing Director at AnswerLab and Dr. Ashley Ruba is a user experience researcher at Meta.

<a href="http://www.jasonbuhle.com/">Jason Buhle</a>

Jason Buhle

Answer Lab
<a href="https://www.ashleyruba.com/">Ashley Ruba</a>

Ashley Ruba

Meta

Mentoring

Mentorship salon: An informal discussion with the winners of the inaugural SAS Mentorship Award: Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett and Dr. James Gross. Come ask questions and hear Dr. Barrett and Dr. Gross share the lessons they’ve learned about being effective academic mentors.

<a href="https://www.affective-science.org/ ">Lisa Barrett </a>

Lisa Barrett

Northeastern University
<a href="https://spl.stanford.edu/ ">James Gross</a>

James Gross

Stanford University

Student Salons

Kyle Barrentine

Kyle Barrentine

University of Southern California

Topic: Introduction to R for beginners

Vale Paterson

Vale Paterson

University of Toronto

Topic: Introduction to R for beginners

Angela Smith

Angela Smith

University of Toronto

Topic: Building a thriving community: Grad Student Conversations

Dasha Yermol

Dasha Yermol

University of Wisconsin

Topic: Building a thriving community: Grad Student Conversations