Affiliate Assistant Research Professor
- Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 2017
Dr. Aniket Bera is an Assistant Research Professor at the Department of Computer Science with appointments/affiliations with the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), Maryland Robotics Center (James Clark School of Engineering), Brain and Behavior Institute (BBI), and Maryland Transportation Institute (MTI). Prior to this, he was a Research Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his Ph.D. in 2017 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
His core research interests are in Affective Computing, Computer Graphics (Multi-Agent Simulation, AR/VR), Social Robotics, Motion Planning, Data-Driven Crowd Simulations, Cognitive modeling: Knowledge, reasoning, and planning for intelligent characters. He is a faculty with the GAMMA group.
His current research focuses on the social perception of intelligent agents and robotics. He also works with the University of Maryland at Baltimore Medical School to build algorithms and systems to help therapists and doctors detect mental health and social anxiety issues. His research involves novel combinations of methods and collaborations in machine learning, computational psychology, computer graphics, and physically-based simulation to develop real-time computational models to learn human behaviors. His work has won multiple best paper awards in top conferences and journals. Dr. Bera has previously worked in many research labs, including Disney Research, Intel, and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (Govt. of India).
Dr. Bera's research has been featured on CBS, WIRED, Forbes, FastCompany, Times of India etc.
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