Pieter Wolfert is a PhD student at Ghent University supervised by Prof. Tony Belpaeme, where his focus is on generating and evaluating co-speech gestures in embodied conversational agents. As a PhD student he is a member of IDLab, a research group embedded in Ghent University and imec. He is funded by FWO. He is a co-organizer of the GENEA Workshop series, which had its second edition at ICMI 2021. He obtained his Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence in 2018 at Radboud University, Nijmegen - The Netherlands. He wrote his thesis on ‘Online engagement prediction in child-robot interaction’ at Tilburg University, where he was part of the European funded L2TOR project.
|Mar 1, 2022||We organise the GENEA Challenge and Workshop 2022 at ICMI 2022. GENEA stands for Generation and Evaluation of Non-verbal Behaviour for Embodied Agents. Organised together with Dr. Taras Kucherenko, Dr. Youngwoo Yoon, Carla Viegas, Prof. Gustav Eje Henter and Prof. Zerrin Yumak.|
|Jan 20, 2022||Our paper ‘A Review of Evaluation Practices of Gesture Generation in Embodied Conversational Agents’ was accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems.|
|Jan 10, 2022||Our paper ‘Cool glasses, where did you get them? Generating visually grounded conversation starters for human-robot dialogue’ was accepted as a late-breaking report at HRI 2022.|
|Dec 20, 2021||I was awarded a personal travel grant from FWO to visit the division of Speech, Music and Hearing (TMH) at KTH, Stockholm between March and July, 2022.|
|Oct 21, 2021||Our GENEA (Generation and Evaluation of Non-verbal Behavior for Embodied Agents) Workshop 2021 is happening at ICMI 2021.|