Professor Julien Epps
Head of School

Professor Julien Epps

Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications

Julien Epps received the B.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, in 1997 and 2001, respectively. From 2002 to 2004, he was a Senior Research Engineer with Motorola Labs, where he was engaged in speech recognition. From 2004 to 2006, he was a Senior Researcher and Project Leader with National ICT Australia, Sydney. He then joined the UNSW School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications in 2007 as a Senior Lecturer, and is currently a Professor. He is also a Contributed Researcher with Data61, CSIRO, Australia. He has delivered invited tutorials to major international conferences, such as INTERSPEECH and IEEE SMC, and invited keynotes to workshops of ACII, ACM Multimedia and ACM ICMI. He is serving as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing and for Frontiers in ICT (Human-Media Interaction section and Psychology section), and has served as a Guest Editor for the Computer Speech and Language. He was a member of the Advisory Board of the ACM Int. Conf. on Multimodal Interaction from 2015-2017 and is currently an Executive Committee Member of the Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing. He was a General Chair for the Int. Conf. on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction in 2017, and a Program Chair in 2019.

 

Phone
+61 2 9385 6579
Location
School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications (Building G17) Room EE105
  • Book Chapters | 2015
    Sethu V; Epps J; Ambikairajah E, 2015, 'Speech based emotion recognition', in Speech and Audio Processing for Coding, Enhancement and Recognition, Springer Link, pp. 197 - 228, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-1456-2_7
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Cummins N; Sethu V; Epps J; Williamson JR; Quatieri TF; Krajewski J, 2020, 'Generalized two-stage rank regression framework for depression score prediction from speech', IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, vol. 11, pp. 272 - 283, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TAFFC.2017.2766145
    Journal articles | 2020
    Huang Z; Epps J; Joachim D; Sethu V, 2020, 'Natural Language Processing Methods for Acoustic and Landmark Event-Based Features in Speech-Based Depression Detection', IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing, vol. 14, pp. 435 - 448, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSTSP.2019.2949419
    Journal articles | 2018
    Alghowinem S; Goecke R; Wagner M; Epps J; Hyett M; Parker G; Breakspear M, 2018, 'Multimodal Depression Detection: Fusion Analysis of Paralinguistic, Head Pose and Eye Gaze Behaviors', IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, vol. 9, pp. 478 - 490, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TAFFC.2016.2634527
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ravishankar J; Epps J; Ambikairajah E, 2018, 'A flipped mode teaching approach for large and advanced electrical engineering courses', European Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 43, pp. 413 - 426, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03043797.2017.1383974
    Journal articles | 2015
    Cummins N; Sethu V; Epps J; Schnieder S; Krajewski J, 2015, 'Analysis of acoustic space variability in speech affected by depression', Speech Communication, vol. 75, pp. 27 - 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.specom.2015.09.003
    Journal articles | 2015
    Zarjam P; Epps J; Lovell NH, 2015, 'Beyond Subjective Self-Rating: EEG Signal Classification of Cognitive Workload', IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, vol. 7, pp. 301 - 310, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TAMD.2015.2441960
    Journal articles | 2014
    Chen S; Epps J, 2014, 'Efficient and robust pupil size and blink estimation from near-field video sequences for human-machine interaction', IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, vol. 44, pp. 2356 - 2367, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCYB.2014.2306916
    Journal articles | 2013
    Chu DT; Li K-W; Epps JR; Smith JR; Wolfe JA, 2013, 'Experimental evaluation of inverse filtering using physical systems with known glottal flow and tract characteristics', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 133, pp. EL358 - EL362, http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4798619
    Journal articles | 2013
    Joshi J; Goecke R; Alghowinem S; Dhall A; Wagner M; Epps J; Parker G; Breakspear M, 2013, 'Multimodal assistive technologies for depression diagnosis and monitoring', Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, vol. 7, pp. 217 - 228, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12193-013-0123-2
    Journal articles | 2013
    Sethu V; Ambikairajah E; Epps J, 2013, 'On the use of speech parameter contours for emotion recognition', Eurasip Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing, vol. 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1687-4722-2013-19
    Journal articles | 2013
    Zarjam P; Epps J; Chen F; Lovell NH, 2013, 'Estimating cognitive workload using wavelet entropy-based features during an arithmetic task', Computers in Biology and Medicine, vol. 43, pp. 2186 - 2195, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiomed.2013.08.021
    Journal articles | 2012
    Chen F; Ruiz N; Choi E; Epps J; Khawaja MA; Taib R; Yin B; Wang Y, 2012, 'Multimodal behavior and interaction as indicators of cognitive load', ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems, vol. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2395123.2395127
    Journal articles | 2012
    Chen F; Ruiz N; Choi E; Epps JR; Khawaja MA; Taib R; Yin B; Wang Y, 2012, 'Multimodal Behavior and Interaction as Indicators of Cognitive Load', ACM Transactions on interactive intelligent systems, vol. 2, pp. 22:1 - 22:36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2395123.2395127
    Journal articles | 2011
    Le NP; Ambikairajah E; Epps JR; Sethu V; Choi E, 2011, 'Investigation of spectral centroid features for cognitive load classification', Speech Communication, vol. 53, pp. 540 - 551, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.specom.2011.01.005
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Atcheson M; Sethu V; Epps J, 2019, 'Using Gaussian Processes with LSTM Neural Networks to Predict Continuous-Time, Dimensional Emotion in Ambiguous Speech', in 2019 8th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2019, IEEE, pp. 718 - 724, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACII.2019.8925450
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Wickramasinghe B; Ambikairajah E; Epps J; Sethu V; Li H, 2019, 'Auditory Inspired Spatial Differentiation for Replay Spoofing Attack Detection', in ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings, pp. 6011 - 6015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2019.8683693
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Atcheson M; Sethu V; Epps J, 2018, 'Demonstrating and modelling systematic time-varying annotator disagreement in continuous emotion annotation', in Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH, pp. 3668 - 3672, http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2018-1933
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Gamage KW; Dang T; Sethu V; Epps J; Ambikairajah E, 2018, 'Speech-based Continuous Emotion Prediction by Learning Perception Responses related to Salient Events: A Study based on Vocal Affect Bursts and Cross-Cultural Affect in AVEC 2018', in AVEC 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge and Workshop, co-located with MM 2018, pp. 47 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3266302.3266314
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dang T; Atcheson M; Stasak B; Hayat M; Goecke R; Huang Z; Le P; Epps J; Jayawardena S; Sethu V, 2017, 'Investigating word affect features and fusion of probabilistic predictions incorporating uncertainty in AVEC 2017', in AVEC 2017 - Proceedings of the 7th Annual Workshop on Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge, co-located with MM 2017, Mountain View, California, USA, pp. 27 - 35, presented at 7th Annual Workshop on Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge, Mountain View, California, USA, 23 October 2017 - 23 October 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3133944.3133952
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Huang Z; Stasak B; Dang T; Gamage KW; Le P; Sethu V; Epps J, 2016, 'Staircase regression in OA RVM, data selection and gender dependency in AVEC 2016', in AVEC 2016 - Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge, co-located with ACM Multimedia 2016, ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS, pp. 19 - 26, presented at 6th International Workshop on Audio-Visual Emotion Recognition Challenge - Depression, Mood, and Emotion (AVEC), Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS, 16 October 2016 - 16 October 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2988257.2988265
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Huang Z; Dang T; Cummins N; Stasak B; Le P; Sethu V; Epps J, 2015, 'An investigation of annotation delay compensation and output-associative fusion for multimodal continuous emotion prediction', in AVEC 2015 - Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge, co-Located with MM 2015, pp. 41 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2808196.2811640
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Larsen ME; Cummins N; Boonstra TW; O'Dea B; Tighe J; Nicholas J; Shand F; Epps J; Christensen H, 2015, 'The use of technology in Suicide Prevention', in Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), pp. 7316 - 7319, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7320081
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Makepeace R; Epps J, 2015, 'Automatic task analysis based on head movement', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, pp. 5167 - 5170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319555
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Cummins N; Epps J; Sethu V; Krajewski J, 2014, 'Variability compensation in small data: Oversampled extraction of i-vectors for the classification of depressed speech', in ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings, pp. 970 - 974, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2014.6853741
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Alghowinem S; Goecke R; Wagner M; Epps J; Breakspear M; Parker G, 2013, 'Detecting depression: A comparison between spontaneous and read speech', in ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings, pp. 7547 - 7551, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2013.6639130
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Alghowinem S; Goecke R; Wagner M; Epps J; Gedeon T; Breakspear M; Parker G, 2013, 'A comparative study of different classifiers for detecting depression from spontaneous speech', in ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings, pp. 8022 - 8026, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2013.6639227
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Chen S; Epps J; Chen F, 2013, 'An investigation of pupil-based cognitive load measurement with low cost infrared webcam under light reflex interference', in Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference, pp. 3202 - 3205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2013.6610222
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Cummins N; Joshi J; Dhall A; Sethu V; Goecke R; Epps J, 2013, 'Diagnosis of depression by behavioural signals: A multimodal approach', in AVEC 2013 - Proceedings of the 3rd ACM International Workshop on Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge, pp. 11 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2512530.2512535
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Sethu V; Epps J; Ambikairajah E, 2013, 'Speaker variability in speech based emotion models - Analysis and normalisation', in ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings, pp. 7522 - 7525, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2013.6639125
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Ding N; Sethu V; Epps JR; Ambikairajah E, 2012, 'Speaker variability in emotion recognition - An adaptation based approach', in ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Piscataway, NJ, pp. 5101 - 5104, presented at 2012 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2012, Kyoto, Japan, 25 March 2012 - 30 March 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2012.6289068
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Zarjam P; Epps JR; Lovell NH; Chen F, 2012, 'Characterization of memory load in an arithmetic task using non-linear analysis of EEG signals', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Piscataway, USA, pp. 3519 - 3522, presented at 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2012, San Diego, CA, 28 August 2012 - 01 September 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2012.6346725
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Epps JR; Nguyen XV; Bailey J, 2009, 'Information theoretic measures for clusterings comparison: Is a correction for chance necessary?', in ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, Montreal, Canada, pp. 1073 - 1080, presented at 26 th International Confer- ence on Machine Learning, Montreal, Canada
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Sethu V; Ambikairajah E; Epps JR, 2008, 'Empirical mode decomposition based weighted frequency feature for speech-based emotion classification', in IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP, IEEE, USA, pp. 5017 - 5020, presented at IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2008), 31 March 2008 - 04 April 2008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2008.4518785
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Sethu V; Ambikairajah E; Epps JR, 2007, 'Speaker normalisation for speech-based emotion detection', in 2007 15th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing, Wales, UK, pp. 611 - 614, presented at 15th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing 2007, Wales, UK, 01 July 2007 - 04 July 2007, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICDSP.2007.4288656