Research Partnerships at DU
A History of Collaboration
About Our Research
We leverage cross-institutional collaboration to address some of today’s most pressing challenges, producing interdisciplinary solutions that influence policymakers to effectively serve the public good. From Stanford to UChicago to NYU, we’ve refined our collaborative process through years of mutually beneficial relationships with institutions nationwide to understand and address challenges like climate change, HIV and youth homelessness.
DU’s current research efforts have been featured in news outlets like The New York Times. They include…
- exploring the effects of felony disenfranchisement.
- employing lasers as the medium for quantum science.
- using theatre to heal and rehabilitate inmates.
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We collaborated with academic partners from the University of Miami and the University of Pittsburgh to develop and implement state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms for recognition of facial expressions. Diving into the field of affective computing, the team focused on using deep neural networks on an in-the-wild dataset of facial expressions.
The research team combined their varied areas of expertise to drive an interdisciplinary approach to affective computing. Collectively, the professors hail from psychology, pediatric studies, electrical and computer engineering, providing a wide range of knowledge and perspectives to leave their mark on the project.
The collaborative nature of the project allowed us to explore further and deeper than we could have hoped to on our own. Together, we were able to break new ground in social robotics, deep learning and computer vision technologies.
Mohammad Mahoor is a professor in DU's Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, director of our computer vision and social robotics lab and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. His work specializes in visual pattern recognition, social robot design and bioengineering, and has included such projects as robot-based autism therapy.