Assoc. Director of Neural Information Processing
Institute for Creative Technologies
Research Assistant Professor
USC School of Engineering Computer Science Department
Stefan Scherer is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Southern California (USC) and the USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) where he leads research projects funded by National Science Foundation and the Army Research Laboratory. Stefan Scherer directs the lab for Behavior Analytics and Machine Learning and is the Associate Director of Neural Information Processing at the ICT. He received the degree of Dr. rer. nat. from the faculty of Engineering and Computer Science at Ulm University in Germany with the grade summa cum laude (i.e. with distinction) in 2011. His research aims to automatically identify characterize, model, and synthesize individuals’ multimodal nonverbal behavior within both human-machine as well as machine-mediated human-human interaction. His research was recently featured in the Economist, the Atlantic and the Guardian and was awarded a number of best paper awards in renowned international conferences. His work is focused on machine learning, multimodal signal processing, and affective computing. Stefan Scherer serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing and is the Vice Chair of the IAPR Technical Committee 9 on Pattern Recognition in Human-Machine Interaction.