Peer reviewed publications


2011

M Schröder, E bevacqua, R Cowie, F Eyben, H Gunes, D Heylen, M Ter Maat, G McKeown, S Pammi, M Pantic, C Pelachaud, B Schuller, E De Sevin, M Valstar, M Wöllmer, 'Building Autonomous Sensitive Artificial Listeners', IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, in print, 2011

Michel F. Valstar and Maja Pantic, 'Fully Automatic Recognition of the Temporal Phases of Facial Actions', IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics-B, in print, 2011

Jeroen Lichtenauer, Jie Shen, Michel Valstar, Maja Pantic, 'Cost-effective solution to synchronised audio-visual data capture using multiple sensors, Image and Vision Computing', Image and Vision Computing, In Press

Gary McKeown, Michel Valstar, Member, Roddy Cowie, Maja Pantic, and Marc Schröder, 'The SEMAINE database: annotated multimodal records of emotionally coloured conversations between a person and a limited agent', IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, vol. 99, 2011

Xiaofan Sun, Jeroen Lichtenauer, Michel Valstar, Anton Nijholt, and Maja Pantic, 'A Multimodal Database for Mimicry Analysis', Proc. Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, 2011

Björn Schuller, Michel Valstar, Florian Eyben, Gary McKeown, Roddy Cowie, and Maja Pantic, 'AVEC 2011 – The First International Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge', Proc. Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, 2011

Michel F. Valstar, Bihan Jiang, Marc Mehu, Maja Pantic, and Klaus Scherer, 'The First Facial Expression Recognition and Analysis Challenge', IEEE Int'l. Conf. Face and Gesture Recognition (FG'11), March 2011

Bihan Jiang, Michel F. Valstar, and Maja Pantic, 'Action Unit detection using sparse appearance descriptors in space-time video volumes', IEEE Int'l. Conf. Face and Gesture Recognition (FG'11), March 2011

Florian Eyben, Martin Woellmer, Michel F. Valstar, Hatice Gunes, Björn Schuller and Maja Pantic, 'String-based Audiovisual Fusion of Behavioural Events for the Assessment of Dimensional Affect', IEEE Int'l. Conf. Face and Gesture Recognition (FG'11), March 2011

2010

David Tax, Michel F. Valstar, Maja Pantic and Emile Hendrix, 'The detection of concept frames using Clustering Multi-Instance Learning', Proc. Int’l Conf. Pattern Recognition (ICPR’10), pp. 2917-2920, Istanbul, Turkey, August 2010

Gary McKeown, Michel F. Valstar, Roderick Cowie, and Maja Pantic, 'The SEMAINE Corpus of Emotionally Coloured Character Interactions', Proc. IEEE Int’l Conf. Multimedia & Expo (ICME’10), pp. 1079-1084, Singapore, July 2010

Michel F. Valstar, Brais Martinez, Xavier Binefa, and Maja Pantic 'Facial Point Detection using Boosted Regression and Graph Models', IEEE Int'l Conf. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, pp. 2729-2736, San Francisco, USA, June 2010

Michel F. Valstar, and Maja Pantic, 'Induced Disgust, Happiness and Surprise: an Addition to the MMI Facial Expression Database', Proc. 3rd Intern. Workshop on EMOTION (satellite of LREC): Corpora for Research on Emotion and Affect, Valletta, Malta. ELRA, 2010

2009

J. Lichtenauer, M. Valstar, J. Shen and M. Pantic, 'Cost-effective solution to synchronized audio-visual capture using multiple sensors', Proc. IEEE Int’l Conf. Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS’09), pp. 324-329, September 2009

M. Schröder, E. Bevacqua, F. Eyben, H. Gunes, D. Heylen, M. Maat, S. Pammi, M. Pantic, C. Pelachaud, B. Schuller, E. Sevin, M. Valstar, and M. Wöllmer, 'A Demonstration of Audiovisual Sensitive Artificial Listeners', Proc. IEEE Int’l Conf. Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII’09), Vol. 1, pp. 263-264, Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 2009. Best Demo Award.

2008

E. Robinson, M.F. Valstar, A. Hammers, A. Ericsson, D. Edward, D. Rueckert, 'Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Whole Brain Structural Networks Obtained Using Probabilistic Tractography', in Int'l conf. on medical image computing and computer assisted intervention, pp 486-493, 2008

S. Colton, M.F. Valstar and M. Pantic, 'Emotionally aware automated portrait painting', Proc. ACM Int’l Conf. Digital Interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts (DIMEA’08), pp. 304-311, Athens, Greece, September 2008

2007

M.F. Valstar, H. Gunes and M. Pantic, 'How to Distinguish Posed from Spontaneous Smiles using Geometric Features', in Proceedings of ACM Int'l Conf. Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI'07), pp. 38-45, Nagoya, Japan, November 2007 (Copyright 2007 ACM Press)

M.F. Valstar and M. Pantic, 'Combined Support Vector Machines and Hidden Markov Models for Modeling Facial Action Temporal Dynamics', in Proceedings of IEEE Workshop on Human Computer Interaction (HCI'07), in conjunction with IEEE ICCV'07, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 2007. Best Paper Award

2006

M.F. Valstar, M. Pantic, Z. Ambadar and J.F. Cohn, 'Spontaneous vs. posed facial behavior: automatic analysis of brow actions', Proc. ACM Intl. conf. on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI'06), pp. 162—170, Banff, Canada, November 2006

M.F. Valstar and M. Pantic, 'Biologically vs. logic inspired encoding of facial actions and emotions in video', Proc. IEEE Int'l Conf. on Multimedia and Expo (ICME '06), pp. 325-328, Toronto, Canada, July 2006

M.F. Valstar and M. Pantic, 'Fully automatic facial action unit detection and temporal analysis', Proc. IEEE Int'l Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR'06), pp. 149-156, New York, USA, June 2006

2005

M. Pantic, I. Patras and M.F. Valstar, 'Learning spatiotemporal models of facial expressions', Proc. Int'l Conf. Measuring Behaviour (MB'05), pp. 7-10, Wageningen, The Netherlands, September 2005

M. Pantic, M.F. Valstar, R. Rademaker and L. Maat, 'Web-based database for facial expression analysis', Proc. IEEE Int'l Conf. on Multimedia and Expo (ICME '05), pp. 317-321, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 2005 (Copyright 2005 IEEE Press)

M.F. Valstar, I. Patras and M. Pantic, 'Facial Action Unit Detection using Probabilistic Actively Learned Support Vector Machines on Tracked Facial Point Data', IEEE Int'l Conf. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, vol. 3, pp. 76-84, San Diego, june 2005

2004

M.F. Valstar, I. Patras and M. Pantic, 'Motion history for facial action detection in video', Proc. IEEE Int'l Conf. Systems Man and Cybernetics, vol 1, pp. 635-640, Den Haag, October 2004

M.F. Valstar, I. Patras and M. Pantic, 'Facial action unit recognition using temporal templates', Proc. IEEE Int'l Workshop on Robot Human Interaction (ROMAN), Kurashiki, september 2004


Theses

Michel F. Valstar, Timing is everything: A spatio-temporal approach to the analysis of facial actions, Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Computing, Imperial College London, February 2008

Michel F. Valstar, Facial Action Unit Detection in Face Video, M.Sc. Thesis, EEMCS, Delft University of Technology, June 2005