Svati (Dhamija) Bendale

I am a PhD student in Computer Science advised by Prof.Terrance E. Boult. I work as a Research Assistant at the Vision And Security Technology (VAST)lab in University of Colorado Colorado Springs. My research lies at the intersection of affective computing, computer vision and machine learning.

Currently, I am involved in developing interactive cognitive systems that empower individuals suffering from post traumatic stress by combining sensing and context based video analysis of human behavior. As a part of this work, I am primarily focused on problems such as heart rate prediction from facial videos, engagement prediction for web-intervention and machine learning based self-efficacy methods.

I have research interests in various related areas such as facial expression analysis, facial landmark tracking, biosensor data analysis, deep learning methods for time series data, sequential data and others.


Publications

Automated Action Units Vs. Expert Raters: Face off

IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 2018, Lake Tahoe
Authors: Svati Dhamija and Dr. Terrance Boult
Paper


Learning Visual Engagement for Trauma-Recovery

Workshop on Computer Vision for Active and Assisted Living (CV-AAL), WACV 2018, Lake Tahoe
Authors: Svati Dhamija and Dr. Terrance Boult
Paper


Automated Mood-Aware Engagement Prediction

IEEE Affective Computing for Intelligent Interaction (ACII), Main Conference 2017, San Antonio
Authors: Svati Dhamija and Dr. Terrance Boult
Paper Presentation


Learning based Visual Engagement and Self-Efficacy

IEEE Affective Computing for Intelligent Interaction (ACII), Doctoral Consortium 2017, San Antonio
Author: Svati Dhamija
Paper Poster


Exploring Contextual Engagement for Trauma Recovery

Workshop on Deep Affective Learning and Context Modelling (DALCOM), CVPR 2017, Hawaii
Authors: Svati Dhamija and Dr. Terrance Boult
Paper Poster


Recurrence of Heart Rate and Skin Conductance during Web-based intervention for Trauma survivors

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), 2017
Authors: Dr.Kotaro Shoji, Amanda Devane, Svati Dhamija, Dr.Terrance Boult and Dr.Charles C.Benight


Measuring engagement into the web-intervention by the quality of voice

International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII), 8th Scientific Meeting 2016
Authors: Dr.Kotaro Shoji, Dr.Charles C.Benight, Austin Mullings, Carrie Yeager, Svati Dhamija and Dr.Terrance Boult
Poster


The importance of self-appraisals of coping capability in predicting engagement in a web intervention for trauma

International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII), 8th Scientific Meeting 2016
Authors: Dr.Charles C.Benight, Dr.Kotaro Shoji, Carrie Yeager, Austin Mullings, Svati Dhamija and Dr.Terrance Boult
Poster


Changes self-appraisal and mood utilizing a web-based recovery system on posttraumatic stress symptoms: A laboratory experiment

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), 2016, Symposium
Authors: Dr.Charles C.Benight, Dr.Kotaro Shoji, Carrie Yeager, Austin Mullings, Svati Dhamija and Dr.Terrance Boult


Comparative analysis for discrete sine transform as a suitable method for noise estimation

IJCSI International Journal of Computer Science Issues, Vol. 8, Issue 5, No 3, September 2011
Authors: Swati Dhamija and Dr. Priyanka Jain
Paper ISSN (Online): 1694-0814


Adaptive filtering algorithms for channel equalization and echo cancellation

International Journal of Computer Technology and Applications 2011
Authors: Swati Dhamija and Prof. Akash Tayal
Paper ISSN: 2229-6093


Email: svati.dhamija@gmail.com
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