Dr Siyuan   Chen
Lecturer

Dr Siyuan Chen

Ph.D. - Electrical Engineering (UNSW)
M.E. - Microelectronics (RMIT)

Engineering
Sch: Electrical Eng & Telecom

Dr. Siyuan Chen obtained the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from UNSW Sydney. After her PhD, she worked as a Research Intern at NII Tokyo, Research Fellow in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne, Research Visitor at INRIA, France, then joined UNSW Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications as a Research Fellow. 

Dr. Chen is known internationally for her research on eye activity computing and mental state analysis. Her group has pioneered research methods for physiological computing, evidenced by publications in IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics and IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing.

She has been awarded NICTA Postgraduate Scholarship (2011-2013), Project Scholarship (2011-2013), Commercialization Training Scheme Scholarship (2012) and Australia Endeavor Fellowship (2015).

CALL FOR PAPER  - Special issue on Frontiers in Computer Science 

Recognizing the State of Emotion, Cognition and Action from Physiological and Behavioural Signals

Deadline: 13th September, 2021. Please visit: fron.tiers.in/rt/20500

Location
Rm 447 Electrical Engineering Building (G17) UNSW, Kensington Campus

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Siyuan Chen
    Wong HK; Epps J; Chen S, 2020, 'A comparison of methods for mitigating within-task luminance change for eyewear-based cognitive load measurement', IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, vol. 12, pp. 681 - 694, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCDS.2018.2876348
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Siyuan Chen
    Li H; Epps J; Chen S, 2020, 'Think before you speak: An investigation of eye activity patterns during conversations using eyewear', International Journal of Human Computer Studies, vol. 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2020.102468
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Siyuan Chen
    Chen S; Epps J, 2020, 'Multimodal Coordination Measures to Understand Users and Tasks', ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, vol. 27, pp. 1 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3412365
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Siyuan Chen
    Chen S; Epps J, 2019, 'Atomic Head Movement Analysis for Wearable Four-Dimensional Task Load Recognition', IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, vol. 23, pp. 2464 - 2474, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JBHI.2019.2893945
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Siyuan Chen
    Chen S; Epps J, 2021, 'Task Load Estimation from Multimodal Head-Worn Sensors Using Event Sequence Features', IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, vol. 12, pp. 622 - 635, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/taffc.2019.2956135
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Siyuan Chen
    Chen S; Epps J, 2019, 'Eyelid and Pupil Landmark Detection and Blink Estimation Based on Deformable Shape Models for Near-Field Infrared Video', Frontiers in ICT, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fict.2019.00018
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Siyuan Chen
    Wong HK; Epps J; Chen S, 2019, 'Automatic Pupillary Light Reflex Detection in Eyewear Computing', IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, vol. 11, pp. 560 - 572, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCDS.2018.2880664
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Siyuan Chen
    Epps J; Chen S, 2018, 'Automatic Task Analysis', IEEE SYSTEMS MAN AND CYBERNETICS MAGAZINE, vol. 4, pp. 15 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MSMC.2018.2822846
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Siyuan Chen
    Chen S; McKendrick AM; Turpin A, 2015, 'Choosing two points to add to the 24-2 pattern to better describe macular visual field damage due to glaucoma', British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 99, pp. 1236 - 1239, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjophthalmol-2014-306431
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Siyuan Chen
    Turpin A; Chen S; Sepulveda JA; McKendrick AM, 2015, 'Customizing structure-function displacements in the macula for individual differences', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 56, pp. 5984 - 5989, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.15-17384
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Siyuan Chen
    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 | 2014
    Dr Siyuan Chen
    Chen S; Epps J, 2014, 'Using task-induced pupil diameter and blink rate to infer cognitive load', Human-Computer Interaction, vol. 29, pp. 390 - 413, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07370024.2014.892428
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Siyuan Chen
    Chen S; Epps J, 2013, 'Automatic classification of eye activity for cognitive load measurement with emotion interference', Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, vol. 110, pp. 111 - 124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cmpb.2012.10.021
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Siyuan Chen
    Chen S; Epps J, 2013, 'Blinking: Toward wearable computing that understands your current task', IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 12, pp. 56 - 65, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MPRV.2013.45
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Dr Siyuan Chen
    Li H; Chen S; Epps J, 2020, 'Augmenting turn-taking prediction with wearable eye activity during conversation', in Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH, ISCA, pp. 676 - 680, presented at Interspeech 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2020-3204
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Dr Siyuan Chen
    Chen S; Epps J, 2020, 'Multimodal Event-based Task Load Estimation from Wearables', in Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IJCNN48605.2020.9206605
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Siyuan Chen
    Li H; Chen S; Epps J, 2019, 'Wearable Facial Action Unit Classification from Near-field Infrared Eye Images using Deformable Models', in 2019 8th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction Workshops and Demos, ACIIW 2019, pp. 343 - 349, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACIIW.2019.8925131
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Siyuan Chen
    Chen S; Epps J; Ambikairajah E; Le PN, 2017, 'An investigation of crowd speech for room occupancy estimation', in Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 324 - 328, presented at INTERSPEECH 2017, Stockholm, Sweden, 20 August 2017 - 24 August 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2017-70
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Siyuan Chen
    Chen S; Bremond F; Nguyen H; Thomas H, 2016, 'Exploring depth information for head detection with depth images', in 2016 13th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance, AVSS 2016, pp. 228 - 234, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/AVSS.2016.7738060
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Dr Siyuan Chen
    Chen S; Epps JR; Chen F, 2013, 'Automatic and continuous user task analysis via eye activity', in International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Proceedings IUI, Santa Monica, CA, United states, pp. 57 - 66, presented at 18th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2013, Santa Monica, CA, United states, 19 March 2013 - 22 March 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2449396.2449406
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Dr Siyuan Chen
    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 | 2011
    Dr Siyuan Chen
    Xu J; Li G; Wang Y; Chen S; Chen F; Hussain S; Ho C, 2011, 'Pupillary response based cognitive workload index under luminance and emotional changes', in Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 1627 - 1632, presented at 29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Vancouver, BC, 07 May 2011 - 12 May 2011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1979742.1979819
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Dr Siyuan Chen
    Chen S; Epps JR; Ruiz N; Chen F, 2011, 'Eye activity as a measure of human mental effort in HCI', in Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI'11, Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, United States, pp. 315 - 318, presented at 2011 15th ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI'11, Palo Alto, CA, United States, 13 February 2011 - 16 February 2011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1943403.1943454
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Dr Siyuan Chen
    Chen S; Epps JR; Chen F, 2011, 'A Comparison of Four Methods for Cognitive Load Measurement', in Proceeding OzCHI '11 Proceedings of the 23rd Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, ACM, New York, USA, pp. 76 - 79, presented at Proc. Aust. Int. Conf. on Computer-Human Interaction (Canberra, Australia), 2011., Canberra, Australia, 28 November 2011 - 02 December 2011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2071536.2071547

Awards

2015, recipient of Australia Endeavor Fellowship to conduct a research proposal in an overseas host institution. The project as carried out at INRIA, France.
2013, recipient of NII Internship program, NII Tokyo
2012, recipient of the Commercialization Training Scheme Scholarship, UNSW
2011, recipient of the NICTA Postgraduate Award Scholarship and The NICTA Research Project Award Scholarship, NICTA 

Grants

$711K of US Army for the research on wearable multimodal behavioural signal modelling for longitudinal automatic task performing as joint CI, 2019
$23K Australia Endeavor Fellowship, 2015

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