Lead Scientist, Emotient (United States)
Dr. Marian Bartlett is a leader in the field of automatic facial expression analysis. She pioneered machine learning approaches to facial expression detection from the nascence of the field in the mid-1990’s with Paul Ekman and Terrence Sejnowski. She is co-developer of the Computer Expression Recognition Toolbox (CERT), a widely known expression recognition system that was released to the academic community in 2011. Marian received her Ph.D. from University of California, San Diego in Cognitive Science and Psychology, and her B.A. from Middlebury College in Mathematics and Computer Science. She is Research Professor at the University of California, San Diego (on leave) where she directs the Computational Face Group of the Machine Perception Laboratory. Marian has authored over 70 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings, as well as a book, Face Image Analysis by Unsupervised Learning, published by Kluwer in 2001.