Selected Professional Activities

Organizing Committees

• Workshop on "Computational Modeling of Cognition-Emotion Interactions: Relevance to Mechanisms of Affective Disorders and Therapeutic Action" in conjunction with the 36th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, (chair), Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, 2014

• Workshop on "Mental Model Ascription by Language-Enabled Intelligent Agents", in conjunction with the 35th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, Germany, 2013

• Steering committee member and senior program committee member for 5th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2013)

• Workshop on "Emotions in Games", ACII2011 (co-chair), Memphis, TN, 2011

• AAAI Spring Symposium "Emotion, Personality and Social Behavior" (co-chair), 2008.

• Session on "Affective Computing", 1st Intl. Conference on Augmented Cognition, (in conjunction with HCI International), 2005

• AAAI Spring Symposium "Computational Architectures for Emotion: Cross-Disciplinary Foundations" (co-chair), 2004.

• 3rd Workshop on "Affect and Attitude User Modeling" (co-chair), (in conjunction with User Modeling 2003).

Committees & Editorial Boards


• Committee on "Organizational Behavior Modeling", 2005-2007; The National Academies-National Research Council, Washington, DC.
• IEEE Task Force on Player Satisfaction Modeling
• Coalition for Technology in Behavioral Science
• AAAI, Cognitive Science Society, International Society for Research on Emotion, APS, Humaine, IDGA, IEEE, ACM

Associate Editor:

• International Journal of Synthetic Emotions (2008 - current)

Editorial Board Member:

• Oxford Series on Cognitive Models and Architectures (OUP) (2010 - current)
• International Journal of Machine Consciousness (2011-2013)
• International Journal of Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (2011-2013 )
• Presence (2000 – 2005)

Special Issue Editor

• International Jnl. of Synthetic Emotions (with Hatice Gunes). Benefits and Limitations of Continuous Representations of Emotions in Affective Computing, 3(1), 2012

• International Journal of Human Computer Systems (with Michael McNeese). Applications of Affective Computing in Human-Computer Interaction, 59 (1-2), 2003.