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General Information

Full Name Esam Ghaleb
Languages Arabic (native), English (fluent), Turkish (fluent); Dutch (A2/B1)

Research Areas

  • Broadly, my research is focused on Human-centered AI, specifically on affective computing, eXplainable AI (XAI), and understanding human behaviors & communication. I utilize various behavioral & communication cues such as facial expressions, voice prosody, bodily movements, speech, and gestures to develop transparent and explainable methodologies that improve people's lives through insights into human behaviors from domain knowledge.


Current Work Experience: Academic Positions

  • 09/22–present
    Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Amsterdam

Previous Work Experience: Academic Positions

  • 09/21–08/22
    Postdoctoral Researcher in the Robots, Agents and Interaction (RAI) Group at Maastricht University
    • Advisors: Dr. Stylianos Asteriadis, and Prof. Dr. Gerhard Weiss
    • Research Area: Machine Learning, Explainable AI (XAI), and Human Behavioral Analysis.
    • The research is conducted within the EU H2020 project: PeRsOnalized Integrated CARE Solution for Elderly facing several short or long term conditions & enabling a better quality of LIFE (ProCare4Life)
  • 03/16–01/20
    Doctoral Researcher at Maastricht University
  • 06/14–08/14
    Research Intern in Computer Vision for Human-Computer Interaction (CVHCI) Lab at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    • Advisor: Prof. Dr. Makarand Tapaswi
    • Research Area: Computer Vision
    • I visited the CVHCI again in the summer 2015, as a visiting researcher, and worked on the EU H2020 project: Collaborative Annotation of multi-MOdal, multI-Lingual and multi-mEdia documents (CAMOMILE)
  • 07/13–02/16
    Research Assistant in the Smart Interaction and Machine Intelligence Technologies (SiMiT) Lab at Istanbul Technical University (ITU)
    • Advisor: Prof. Dr. Hazim Kemal Ekenel
    • Research Area: Computer Vision, Human-computer Interaction, Mobile Gaming.
    • Research within the European CHIST-ERA project : Collaborative Annotation of multi-MOdal, multI-Lingual and multi-mEdia documents (CAMOMILE)

Honors & Achievements