Syaheerah Lebai Lufti, Dr.

  • Syaheerah  


  • Senior Lecturer

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    Tel : +604 653 4388
    Fax : +604 653 3335
    Room : 529

    School of Computer Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Pulau Pinang

    Research Cluster

    Service Computing



  • Research Interest

    • Development and evaluation of technologies in the general area of Affective and Social Computing
    • Specifically culture-sensitive socio-emotional interfaces by using a combination of emotion sensing
    • Synthesizing techniques such as speech processing
    • Image processing
    • Machine learning and non-verbal communication.

    Specialization

    • Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
    • Affective Computing

Qualifications

Ph.D in Telecommunications Engineering (Distinction Cum Laude), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain.
D.E.A in Telecommunications Engineering , Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain.
MSE (Malaya), BSc. (Hons) Computing (Bolton), DipIMIS (Kent)

 

Interests

Development and evaluation of technologies in the general area of Affective and Social Computing, specifically culture-sensitive socio-emotional interfaces by using a combination of emotion sensing and synthesizing techniques such as speech processing, image processing, machine learning and non-verbal communication.

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Projects

Culture-Sensitive Emotion Modelling for Intelligent Interfaces

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Publications

2019

Lahasan, B., Lutfi, S.L., San-Segundo, R. A survey on techniques to handle face recognition challenges: occlusion, single sample per subject and expression (2019) Artificial Intelligence Review, 52 (2), pp. 949-979. DOI: 10.1007/s10462-017-9578-y

Gil-Martin, M., San-Segundo, R., Lutfi, S.L., Coucheiro-Limeres, A. Estimating gravity component from accelerometers (2019) IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine, 22 (1), pp. 48-53. DOI: 10.1109/MIM.2019.8633352

Akhtar, Z., Siddique, K., Rattani, A., Lutfi, S.L., Falk, T.H. Why is multimedia quality of experience assessment a challenging problem? (2019) IEEE Access, 7, pp. 117897-117915. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2936470

2018

Naidu, G.R., Lutfi, S.L., Azazi, A.A., Lorenzo-Trueba, J., Martinez, J.M.M. Cross-cultural perception of Spanish synthetic expressive voices among Asians (2018) Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 8 (3), pp. -. DOI: 10.3390/app8030426

Lahasan, B., Lebai Lutfi, S., Venkat, I., Al-Betar, M.A., San-Segundo, R. Optimized symmetric partial facegraphs for face recognition in adverse conditions (2018) Information Sciences, 429, pp. 194-214. DOI: 10.1016/j.ins.2017.11.013

2017

Ahmad, Z., Lutfi, S.L., Kushan, A.L., Yixing, R.T. Personality prediction of malaysian facebook users: Cultural preferences and features variation (2017) Advanced Science Letters, 23 (8), pp. 7900-7903. DOI: 10.1166/asl.2017.9604

Ahmad, Z., Lutfi, S.L., Kushan, A.L., Khairuddin, M.H., Zolkeplay, A.F., Rahmat, M.H., Mishan, M.T. Construction of the Malay language psychometric properties using LIWC from facebook statuses (2017) Advanced Science Letters, 23 (8), pp. 7911-7914. DOI: 10.1166/asl.2017.9607

San-Segundo, R., Echeverry-Correa, J.D., Salamea-Palacios, C., Lebai Lutfi, S., Pardo, J.M. I-vector analysis for Gait-based Person Identification using smartphone inertial signals (2017) Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 38, pp. 140-153. DOI: 10.1016/j.pmcj.2016.09.007

Daud, S.A.A., Lutfi, S.L. Towards the detection of learner's uncertainty through face (2017) Proceedings - 2016 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016, , pp. 227-231. DOI: 10.1109/IUSER.2016.7857965

Burhanuddin, M.B.B., Lutfi, S.L. Detection of shyness in smiles (2017) Proceedings - 2016 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016, , pp. 133-138. DOI: 10.1109/IUSER.2016.7857948

2016

Lahasan, B.M., Venkat, I., Al-Betar, M.A., Lutfi, S.L., Wilde, P.D. Recognizing faces prone to occlusions and common variations using optimal face subgraphs (2016) Applied Mathematics and Computation, 283, pp. 316-332. DOI: 10.1016/j.amc.2016.02.047

Mokhtar, N.S., Lutfi, S.L. Identifying significant task-based predictors of emotion in learning (2016) Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 9935 LNAI, pp. 129-142. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-46218-9_11

2015

Alsalibi, B., Venkat, I., Subramanian, K.G., Lutfi, S.L., De Wilde, P. The impact of bio-inspired approaches toward the advancement of face recognition (2015) ACM Computing Surveys, 48 (1), pp. -. DOI: 10.1145/2791121

Azazi, A., Lebai Lutfi, S., Venkat, I., Fernández-Martínez, F. Towards a robust affect recognition: Automatic facial expression recognition in 3D faces (2015) Expert Systems with Applications, 42 (6), pp. 3056-3066. DOI: 10.1016/j.eswa.2014.10.042

2014

Azazi, A., Lutfi, S.L., Venkat, I. Analysis and evaluation of SURF descriptors for automatic 3D facial expression recognition using different classifiers (2014) 2014 4th World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies, WICT 2014, , pp. 23-28. DOI: 10.1109/WICT.2014.7077296

Azazi, A., Lutfi, S.L., Venkat, I. Identifying universal facial emotion markers for automatic 3D facial expression recognition (2014) 2014 International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences, ICCOINS 2014 - A Conference of World Engineering, Science and Technology Congress, ESTCON 2014 - Proceedings, , pp. -. DOI: 10.1109/ICCOINS.2014.6868369

Lahasan, B.M., Venkat, I., Lutfi, S.L. Recognition of occluded faces using an enhanced EBGM algorithm (2014) 2014 International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences, ICCOINS 2014 - A Conference of World Engineering, Science and Technology Congress, ESTCON 2014 - Proceedings, , pp. -. DOI: 10.1109/ICCOINS.2014.6868371

2013

Lebai Lutfi, S., Ferńandez-Martínez, F., Lorenzo-Trueba, J., Barra-Chicote, R., Montero, J.M. NEMOHIFI: An affective HiFi agent (2013) ICMI 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, , pp. 319-320. DOI: 10.1145/2522848.2531755

Lutfi, S.L., Fernández-Martínez, F., Lorenzo-Trueba, J., Barra-Chicote, R., Montero, J.M. I Feel You: The design and evaluation of a domotic affect-sensitive spoken conversational agent (2013) Sensors (Switzerland), 13 (8), pp. 10519-10538. DOI: 10.3390/s130810519

Lebai Lutfi, S., Fernández-Martínez, F., Lucas-Cuesta, J.M., López-Lebón, L., Montero, J.M. A satisfaction-based model for affect recognition from conversational features in spoken dialog systems (2013) Speech Communication, 55 (8-Jul), pp. 825-840. DOI: 10.1016/j.specom.2013.04.005

Lucas-Cuesta, J.M., Ferreiros, J., Fernández-Martínez, F., Echeverry, J.D., Lutfi, S. On the dynamic adaptation of language models based on dialogue information (2013) Expert Systems with Applications, 40 (4), pp. 1069-1085. DOI: 10.1016/j.eswa.2012.08.029

López-Ludeña, V., Barra-Chicote, R., Lutfi, S., Montero, J.M., San-Segundo, R. LSESpeak: A spoken language generator for Deaf people (2013) Expert Systems with Applications, 40 (4), pp. 1283-1295. DOI: 10.1016/j.eswa.2012.08.062

2012

Lutfi, S.L., Fernandez-Martinez, F., Casanova-Garcia, A., Lopez-Lebon, L., Montero, J.M. Assessing user bias in affect detection within context-based spoken dialog systems (2012) Proceedings - 2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust and 2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom/PASSAT 2012, , pp. 893-898. DOI: 10.1109/SocialCom-PASSAT.2012.112

Hall, L., Lutfi, S., Nazir, A., Hodgson, J., Hall, M., Ritter, C., Jones, S., Mascarenhas, S., Cooper, B., Paiva, A., Aylett, R. Games based learning for exploring cultural conflict (2011) AISB 2011: AI and Games, , pp. 61-69. DOI:

2011

Lucas-Cuesta, J.M., Fernández-Martínez, F., Rada, G.D., Lutfi, S.L., Ferreiros, J. Evaluation of a user-adapted spoken language dialogue system: Measuring the relevance of the contextual information sources (2011) ICAART 2011 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, 1, pp. 218-223. DOI:

2009

Barra-Chicote, R., Fernandez, F., Lutfi, S., Lucas-Cuesta, J.M., Macias-Guarasa, J., Montero, J.M., San-Segundo, R., Pardo, J.M. Acoustic emotion recognition using dynamic bayesian networks and multi-space distributions (2009) Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH, , pp. 336-339. DOI:

Lutfi, S., Montero, J.M., Barra-Chicote, R., Lucas-Cuesta, J.M., Gallardo-Antolin, A. Expressive speech identifications based on hidden markov model (2009) HEALTHINF 2009 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Health Informatics, , pp. 488-494. DOI:

2008

Lutfi, S.L., Montero, J.M., Ainon, R.N., M.don, Z. eXTRA: A culturally enriched malay text to speech system (2008) AISB 2008 Convention: Communication, Interaction and Social Intelligence - Proceedings of the AISB 2008 Symposium on Affective Language in Human and Machine, 1, pp. 77-83. DOI:

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