An interdisciplinary research program with a co-investigator from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, in which we seek to improve the detection of specific emotional states from multimodal signals, using artificial neural networks.
Slides from a recent presentation at the International Methods Colloquium 2020:
2021. "The Automatic Analysis of Emotion in Political Speech Based on Transcripts" (with Christopher Cochrane, Tanya Whyte, Michael Wong, Jean-François Godbout and Sophie Borwein). Political Communication. Conditional acceptance.
Digitization of Parliamentary Debates
I am an ongoing collaborator to the Lipad project, which aims at the digitization and analysis of historical parliamentary records from the Canadian House of Commons.
2018. "Understanding People's Choice When They Have Two Votes" (with André Blais, John Aldrich and Thomas Gschwend). Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties. Published online on December 26, 2018. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17457289.2018.1560301
2017. "Digitization of the Canadian Parliamentary Debates" (with Kaspar Beelen, Tim Alberdingk Thijm, Christopher Cochrane, Kees Halvemaan, Graeme Hirst, Mike Kimmins, Sander Lijbrink, Maarten Marx, Nona Naderi, Roman Polyanovsky and Tanya Whyte). Canadian Journal of Political Science 50(3): 849-864.