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Jeffrey F. Cohn, PhD

Co-founder & Chief Scientist

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A Bit About Me

Jeff is a Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Intelligent Systems at the University of Pittsburgh, a member of the Clinical Psychology Program at Pittsburgh, and an adjunct professor in Computer Science at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University.

 

He leads interdisciplinary and inter-institutional efforts to develop advanced methods of automatic analysis and synthesis of facial expression and prosody and applies those tools to research in human emotion, social development, nonverbal communication, and computational psychiatry. His research has been supported by grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Autism Foundation, Office of Naval Research, and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency among other sponsors. 

 

Outside of work, he relishes hiking and road biking.  He lives in Pittsburgh and New York City with his wife, the writer Jane Bernstein, and Rozzie the dog.