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About LP Morency
LP is tenure-track Faculty at CMU Language Technology Institute where he leads the Multimodal Communication and Machine Learning Laboratory (MultiComp Lab). He was previously Research Faculty at USC Computer Science Department. LP received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
LP's research focuses on building the computational foundations to enable computers with the abilities to analyze, recognize and predict subtle human communicative behaviors during social interactions. He has formalized this new research endeavor with the Human Communication Dynamics framework, addressing four key computational challenges: behavioral dynamic, multimodal dynamic, interpersonal dynamic and societal dynamic. This multi-disciplinary research topic overlaps the fields of multimodal interaction, social psychology, computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and has many applications in areas as diverse as medicine, robotics and education.
About the Professorship
The Finmeccanica Societa Per Azioni (S.p.A.) - now Leonardo S.p.A.- established the Finmeccanica Career Development Chair in the School of Computer Science in 1989 to support faculty members working in areas of interest to Finmeccanica S.p.A.
Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defense and Security. Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,600 employees. With its offices and industrial plants, the Company is present in 180 sites worldwide, with a significant industrial presence in four domestic markets (Italy, the UK, the U.S. and Poland) as well as strategic partnerships in the most important high potential international markets.