Yu DING
E-mail: dingyu9528@gmail.com



Curriculum Vitae

2016.03- Postdoctoral Researcher (University of Houston)
in the team of Dr. Zhigang Deng
2014.10-2016.02 Postdoctoral Researcher (CNRS: The French National Center for Scientific Research)
in the team of Dr. Catherine Pelachaud
2011.02-2014.09 Ph.D, Télécom ParisTech (Institute Mines-Télécom)
under the supersivion of Catherine Pelachaud and Thierry Artières
2008-2010 M.Sc, Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC-Paris6)
2002-2006 B.Sc, Xiamen University

Research Interests

  • Multiparty Conversations
  • Virtual Character Agent
  • Nonverbal Animation Synthesis
  • Speech Animation Synthesis
  • Laughter Animation Synthesis

  • Publications

    1. Gaze-based Speaker Identification in Three-party Conversations.

      IEEE transaction on Affective Computing (Under Review).

      Yu Ding, Yuting Zhang and Zhigang Deng.

    2. Laughter Behavior Controller.

      IEEE transaction on Affective Computing (Under Review).

      Yu Ding, Jing Huang and Catherine Pelachaud.

    3. A Multifaceted Study on Eye Contact based Speaker Identification in Three-party Conversations.

      Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2017 (accepted).

      Yu Ding, Yuting Zhang, Meihua Xiao and Zhigang Deng.

    4. Implementing and evaluating a laughing virtual character.

      ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), pp. 3:1--3:22, 2017.

      Maurizio Mancini, Beatrice Biancardi, Florian Pecune, Giovanna Varni, Yu Ding, Catherine Pelachaud, Gualtiero Volpe and Antonio Camurri.

    5. Learning Activity Patterns Performed With Emotion.

      ACM International Symposium on Movement and Computing, pp. 37:1--37:4, 2016.

      Qi Wang, Q, Thierry Artières and Yu Ding.

    6. Inverse kinematics using dynamic joint parameters: inverse kinematics animation synthesis learnt from sub-divided motion micro-segments.

      The Visual Computer, pp. 1--13, 2016.

      Jing Huang, Marco Fratarcangeli, Yu Ding and Catherine Pelachaud.

    7. Lip Animation Synthesis: a Unified Framework for Speaking and Laughing Virtual Agent.

      Auditory-Visual Speech Processing (AVSP), pp. 78--83, 2015.

      Yu Ding and Catherine Pelachaud.

    8. Perception of intensity incongruence in synthesized multimodal expressions of laughter.

      International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), 2015.

      Radoslaw Niewiadomski, Yu Ding, Maurizio Mancini, Catherine Pelachaud, Gualtiero Volpe and Antonio Camurri.

    9. Real-time Visual Prosody for Interactive Virtual Agents.

      International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agent (IVA), pp. 139-151, 2015.

      Herwin Van Welbergen, Yu Ding, Kai Sattler, Catherine Pelachaud and Stefan Kopp.

    10. Laughing with a Virtual Agent.

      International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), pp. 1817-1818, 2015.

      Florian Pecune, Maurizio Mancini, Beatrice Biancardi, Giovanna Varni, Yu Ding, Catherine Pelachaud, Gualtiero Volpe and Antonio Camurri.

    11. LOL—Laugh Out Loud.

      Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), pp. 4309-4310, 2015.

      Florian Pecune, Beatrice Biancardi, Yu Ding, Catherine Pelachaud, Maurizio Mancini, Giovanna Varni, Antonio Camurri, Gualtiero Volpe.

    12. Vers des Agents Conversationnels Animés dotés d’émotions et d’attitudes sociales..

      Journal d’Interaction Personne-Système (JIPS), 3(2), pp. 1–23, 2015.

      Ochs, M., Ding, Y., Fourati, N., Chollet, M., Ravenet, B., Florian, P., Glas, N., Prepin, K., Clavel, C., and Pelachaud, C.

    13. Rhythmic Body Movements of Laughter.

      ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI), pp. 299-306, 2014.

      Radoslaw Niewiadomski, Maurizio Mancini, Yu DING, Catherine Pelachaud, Gualtiero Volpe.

    14. Upper Body Animation Synthesis for a Laughing Character.

      International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agent (IVA), pp. 164-173, 2014.

      Yu DING, Jing Huang, Nesrine Fourati, Thierry Artières, Catherine Pelachaud.

    15. Laughter Animation Synthesis.

      International Conference on autonomous agents and multiagent systems (AAMAS), pp. 773-780, 2014.

      Yu DING, Ken Prepin, Jing HUANG, Catherine Pelachaud, Thierry Artières.

    16. Modeling Multimodal Behaviors from Speech Prosody.

      International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agent (IVA), pp. 217-228, 2013.

      IVA Best Paper Award.

      Yu DING, Catherine Pelachaud, Thierry Artières.

    17. Speech-Driven Eyebrow Motion Synthesis With Contextual Markovian Models.

      International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), pp. 3756-3760, 2013.

      Yu DING, Mathieu Radenen, Thierry Artières and Catherine Pelachaud.

    18. Vers des Agents Conversationnels Animés Socio-Affectifs.

      Proceeding of the 25th ACM Conference on l’Interaction Homme-Machine, pp. 69:69–69:78, 2013.

      M. Ochs, Y. Ding, N. Fourati, M. Chollet, B. Ravenet, F. Pecune, N. Glas, K. Prépin, C. Clavel et C. Pelachaud.

    19. Eyebrow Motion Synthesis Driven by Speech.

      Workshop Affect, Compagnon Artificiel, Interaction (WACAI), nov. 2012, Grenoble, France.

      Y. Ding, M. Radenen, T. Artières, C. Pelachaud.


    Book Chapters

    1. Laughter Animation Generation.

      in Handbook of Human Motion - Animation Volume, Editor: Zhigang Deng, Springer Press (Forthcoming).

      Yu Ding, Thierry Artières and Catherine Pelachaud.

    2. Laugh when you are winning.

      in Innovative and Creative Developments in Multimodal Interaction Systems.

      Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2014.

      Mancini, M., Ach, L., Bantegnie, E., Baur, T., Berthouze, N., Datta, D., Ding, Y., and others.

    3. La compréhension de la machine à travers l’expression non-verbale.

      in Intercompréhensions comparées dans trois types d’interactions : Homme-Homme, Animal-Homme-Machine et Homme-Machine, 2013.

      Ochs, M., Bevacqua, E., Prepin, K., Lê, Q., Ding, Y., Huang, J., Niewiadomski, R., and Pelachaud, C.


    Refereed Posters

    1. Statistical Framework for Animation Synthesis of Laughter..

      ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Motion in Games (MIG), 2015, Poster.

      Ding, Y., and Pelachaud, C.

    2. Laughing Body.

      Workshop Affect, Compagnon Artificiel, Interaction (WACAI), 2014, Rouen, France. Poster.

      Ding, Y., Artières, T., and Pelachaud, C.