Cigdem Beyan


Cigdem Beyan

is an Assistant Professor in Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Trento, Italy. Her research interest includes Social Computing, Human Behavior Understanding and Analysis of Human-Human-Robot Interactions. ...FMI...

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Cigdem is an Assistant Professor in Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento, Italy. She is a part of the MHUG research group, leading by Prof. Nicu Sebe.

Prior to that, Cigdem was a postdoctoral researcher at Pattern Analysis and Computer Vision research line in Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy where she was collaborating with Prof. Vittorio Murino and Dr. Alessio Del Bue.

She received her Ph.D. in School of Informatics (specializing Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition), University of Edinburgh, UK, under supervision of Prof. Robert B. Fisher. Her thesis was a part of EU project (FP7) called Fish4Knowledge, which includes fish behaviour understanding, trajectory analysis, anomaly detection, classification of imbalanced data, active learning and big data analysis. She obtained her MSc. degree from School of Informatics (specializing Computer Vision), Middle East Technical University, Turkey where she worked on multiple object tracking and abandoned object detection using thermal and visible band video data fusion.

She is a reviewer of most significant multimedia, affective computing, computer vision and pattern recognition journals including multiple IEEE/ACM Transactions, and IEEE/ACM/IAPR/BMVA conferences. She is a Guest Co-Editor in Frontiers in Robotics and AI, in the Editorial Board of ICES Journal of Marine Science covering area of applications of computer vision and machine learning in marine science and a co-organizer of Applications of Egocentric Vision Workshop (EgoApp2019, EgoApp2020). She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education since 2014.

PhD Students

  • Co-supervisor of Nicolo Carissimi (2015-2019)

    Investigating Social Interactions Using Multi-Modal Nonverbal Features

  • Co-supervisor of Muhammad Shahid (2017-2021)

    Social Interaction Analysis through Deep Visual Nonverbal Features

  • Co-supervisor of Giancarlo Paoletti (2019- )

    Unspervised Social Interaction Analysis in-the-Wild

  • Co-supervisor of Sanket Kumar Thakur (2020- )

    Interaction Analysis through Ego-centric Vision

Selected Publications

2021

S-VVAD: Visual Voice Activity Detection by Motion Segmentation [code]

M. Shahid, C. Beyan and V. Murino

IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV)

2020

Subspace Clustering for Action Recognition with Covariance Representations and Temporal Pruning [code] [pdf]

G. Paoletti, J. Cavazza, C. Beyan and A. Del Bue

International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR)

Analysis of Face-Touching Behavior in Large Scale Social Interaction Dataset [code]

C. Beyan, M. Bustreo, M. Shahid, G.L. Bailo, N. Carissimi and A. Del Bue

ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI)

RealVAD: A Real-world Dataset and A Method for Voice Activity Detection by Body Motion Analysis [pdf+supp] [code]

C. Beyan, M. Shahid and V. Murino

IEEE Transactions on Multimedia

2019

Personality Traits Classification Using Deep Visual Activity-based Nonverbal Features of Key-Dynamic Images [pdf+supp]

C. Beyan, A. Zunino, M. Shahid, and V. Murino

IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing

Voice Activity Detection by Upper Body Motion Analysis and Unsupervised Domain Adaptation [pdf]

M. Shahid, C. Beyan, and V. Murino

International Conference on Computer Vision Workshops (ICCVw)

A Sequential Data Analysis Approach to Detect Emergent Leaders in Small Groups [pdf]

C. Beyan, V.M. Katsageorgiou, and V. Murino

IEEE Transactions on Multimedia

2018

Investigation of Small Group Social Interactions Using Deep Visual Activity-Based Nonverbal Features [poster]

C. Beyan, M. Shahid, and V. Murino

ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACMMM)

Filling the Gaps: Predicting Missing Joints of Human Poses Using Denoising Autoencoders [pdf]

N. Carissimi, P. Rota, C. Beyan, and V. Murino

European Conference on Computer Vision Workshops (ECCVw)

2017

Multi-task Learning of Social Psychology Assessments and Nonverbal Features for Automatic Leadership Identification [poster]

C. Beyan, F. Capozzi, C. Becchio, and V. Murino

ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI)

Moving as a Leader: Detecting Emergent Leadership in Small Groups using Body Pose [poster]

C. Beyan, V. M. Katsageorgiou, and V. Murino

ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACMMM)

Prediction of the Leadership Style of an Emergent Leader Using Audio and Visual Nonverbal Features [pdf+supp]

C. Beyan, F. Capozzi, C. Becchio, and V. Murino

IEEE Transactions on Multimedia

2016

Detecting Emergent Leader in a Meeting Environment Using Nonverbal Visual Features Only [poster]

C. Beyan, N. Carissimi, F. Capozzi, S. Vascon, M. Bustreo, A. Pierro, C. Becchio and V. Murino

ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI)

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