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dr. M. Bruijnes MSc (Merijn)

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About Me

Merijn Bruijnes works as a post-doc researcher on artificial social agents and dialogue systems at the Human Media Interaction group of the University of Twente. His research interests include, but are not limited to, artificial social agents, dialogue systems, and the effect technology has on humans.

His current projects include the Horizon 2020 EU projects ARIA VALUSPA and Council of Coaches. His thesis focussed on the design and evaluation of a virtual agent that plays the role of a suspect in role-play training of police interviews. This ‘virtual suspect’ can be used by students of the police academy to hone their interrogation skills. Additionally, he is interested in the societal impact that novel technologies has on society, for example telepresence robotics (see project *Bot). His interest in new technologies also extend to the food domain where he used interactive technology to improve the experience of food and drinks (see project Tasty Bits & Bytes). Merijn received several awards and prices, including best paper awards and an award for popular media coverage of his research. Merijn holds a Ph.D. from the Human Media Interaction Group (HMI) of the University of Twente, the Netherlands and an M.Sc. in Cognitive Psychology and Ergonomics.

Areas of interest: artificial social agents, embodied conversational agents, affective computing, dialogue systems, human computer interaction, police interrogations, mixed reality, food, methodology, user evaluations

Expertise

Law Enforcement
Markup Languages
Police
Interview
Engines
Serious Games
Content Analysis
Mixed Reality
Virtual Reality
Animation
Visualization
Demonstrations
World
Conversation
Color

Publications

Recent
van Waterschoot, J. B., Dubuisson Duplessis, G., Gatti, L., Bruijnes, M., & Heylen, D. K. J. (2018). HAI Alice - An Information-Providing Closed-Domain Dialog Corpus. In N. Calzolari, K. Choukri, C. Cieri, T. Declerck, S. Goggi, K. Hasida, H. Isahara, B. Maegaard, J. Mariani, H. Mazo, A. Moreno, J. Odijk, S. Piperidis, ... T. Tokunaga (Eds.), Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018) (11 ed., pp. 2746-2752). [429] Miyazaki: European Language Resources Association (ELRA).
Kolkmeier, J., Bruijnes, M., & Reidsma, D. (2017). A demonstration of the ASAP Realizer-Unity3D bridge for virtual and mixed reality applications. In J. Beskow, C. Peters, G. Castellano, C. O'Sullivan, I. Leite, & S. Kopp (Eds.), Intelligent Virtual Agents : 17th International Conference, IVA 2017, Stockholm, Sweden, August 27-30, 2017, Proceedings (Vol. 10498 LNAI, pp. 223-226). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10498 LNAI). Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-67401-8_26
Kolkmeier, J., Bruijnes, M., Reidsma, D., & Heylen, D. K. J. (2017). An ASAP Realizer-Unity3D Bridge for Virtual and Mixed Reality Applications. In J. Beskow, C. Peters, G. Castellano, C. O'Sullivan, I. Leite, & S. Kopp (Eds.), Intelligent Virtual Agents: 17th International Conference, IVA 2017, Stockholm, Sweden, August 27-30, 2017, Proceedings (pp. 227-230). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; Vol. 10498). Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-67401-8_27
Cafaro, A., Bruijnes, M., van Waterschoot, J. B., Pelachaud, C., Theune, M., & Heylen, D. K. J. (2017). Selecting and Expressing Communicative Functions in a SAIBA-Compliant Agent Framework. In J. Beskow, C. Peters, G. Castellano, C. O'Sullivan, I. Leite, & S. Kopp (Eds.), Intelligent Virtual Agents: 17th International Conference, IVA 2017, Stockholm, Sweden, August 27-30, 2017, Proceedings (pp. 73-82). ( Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 10498). Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-67401-8_8
Bruijnes, M., van Delden, R., & Vroon, J. H. (2017). Telepresence Robots in the Wide Wild World. Paper presented at 3rd Workshop on Ethical Encounters in HCI, Denver, United States.
van Delden, R. W., & Bruijnes, M. (2017). Telepresence Robots in Daily Life - Technical Report. (CTIT technical report series; No. TR-CTIT-17-03). Enschede: Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT).
Bruijnes, M., Huisman, G., & Heylen, D. K. J. (2016). Tasty tech: human-food interaction and multimodal interfaces. In Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Multi-sensorial Approaches to Human-Food Interaction, MHFI 2016 (pp. 4). New York: Association for Computing Machinery. DOI: 10.1145/3007577.3007581
Huisman, G., Bruijnes, M., & Heylen, D. K. J. (2016). A Moving Feast: Effects of Color, Shape and Animation on Taste Associations and Taste Perceptions. In ACE '16: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (pp. 13). New York, NY: Association for Computing Machinery. DOI: 10.1145/3001773.3001776
Bruijnes, M., Linssen, J. M., op den Akker, H. J. A., Theune, M., Wapperom, S., Broekema, C., & Heylen, D. K. J. (2015). Social Behaviour in Police Interviews: Relating Data to Theories. In F. D'Errico, I. Poggi, A. Vinciarelli, & L. Vincze (Eds.), Conflict and Multimodal Communication (pp. 317-347). (Computational Social Sciences). London: Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-14081-0_16
Bruijnes, M., op den Akker, H. J. A., Hartholt, A., & Heylen, D. K. J. (2015). Virtual suspect William. In W-P. Brinkman, D. Heylen, & J. Broekens (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2015 (pp. 67-76). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 9238). Switzerland: Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-21996-7_7
Linssen, J. M., Theune, M., Bruijnes, M., & de Groot, T. (2014). Beyond simulations: serious games for training interpersonal skills in law enforcement. In Proceedings of the 10th annual meeting of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA 2014) (pp. 127). (European Social Simulation Association). Barcelona: Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.
Bruijnes, M., Wapperom, S., op den Akker, H. J. A., & Heylen, D. K. J. (2014). A virtual suspect agent’s response model. In L. Ring, Y. Leite, & J. Dias (Eds.), Fourteenth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2014); Proceedings of the Workshop on Affective Agents (pp. 17-24). Porto Salvo, Portugal: Gaips Intelligent Agents and Synthetic Characters Group.
Peters, R., Bruijnes, M., & op den Akker, H. J. A. (2014). How turn-taking influences the perception of a suspect in police interviews. In J. P. van Leeuwen, P. J. Stappers, M. H. Lamers, & M. J. M. R. Thissen (Eds.), Creating the Difference - Proceedings of Chi Sparks 2014 (pp. 86-89). The Netherlands: The Hague University of Applied Sciences and CHI Nederland.
Bruijnes, M., Wapperom, S., op den Akker, H. J. A., & Heylen, D. K. J. (2014). A method to evaluate response models. In T. Bickmore, S. Marcella, & C. Sidner (Eds.), Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2014 (pp. 67-70). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 8637, No. 0302-9743). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-09767-1_9
op den Akker, H. J. A., Bruijnes, M., Peters, R., & Krikke, T. (2013). Interpersonal stance in police interviews: content analysis. Computational linguistics in the Netherlands journal, 3, 193-216.
op den Akker, H. J. A., Bruijnes, M., Peters, R. M., & Krikke, T. (2013). Interpersonal stance in police interviews: content analysis. Computational linguistics in the Netherlands journal, 3, 193-216.
Spitters, S., Sanders, M., op den Akker, H. J. A., & Bruijnes, M. (2013). The recognition of acted interpersonal stance in police interrogations. In Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications, CogInfoCom 2013 (pp. 65-70). Hungary: IEEE Hungary Section, IEEE Joint Chapter of IES and RAS, Hungary. DOI: 10.1109/CogInfoCom.2013.6719178
Bruijnes, M., Kolkmeier, J., Kolkmeier, J., op den Akker, H. J. A., Linssen, J. M., Theune, M., & Heylen, D. K. J. (2013). Keeping up stories: design considerations for a police interview training game. In Proceedings of the Social Believability in Games Workshop (SBG2013) (pp. -). Enschede, The Netherlands: Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT).
Bruijnes, M. (2013). Affective conversational models: interpersonal stance in a police interview context. In Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2013 (pp. 624-629). (International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction and Workshops). USA: IEEE Computer Society. DOI: 10.1109/ACII.2013.109
Bruijnes, M. (2013). Interpersonal Stance in Conflict Conversation: Police Interviews. -. Paper presented at SSPNet Workshop on Conflict and Communication 2013, Roma, Italy.
Huisman, G., Bruijnes, M., Kolkmeier, J., Kolkmeier, J., Jung, M. M., Darriba Frederiks, A., & Rybarczyk, Y. (2013). Touching Virtual Agents: Embodiment and Mind. In Innovative and Creative Developments in Multimodal Interaction Systems, Proceedings of the 9th IFIP WG 5.5 International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces, eNTERFACE 2013 (pp. 114-138). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 425). Berlin: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-55143-7_5

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