BBC documentary “A Week Without Lying”

Wednesday August 29, 21:00 GMT, the documentary “A week without lying – The honesty experiment” will be broadcast on BBC2 as part of the Horizon series. Thanks to the wonderful people at Thoroughly Modern Media for squeezing all that science and insights in just one hour!

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But don’t take our word for it that it is enjoyable. It was selected as one of the highlights to watch this week by the Sunday Times. Here are the media reports from AD, RTL Nieuws and Utrecht University website.

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Survey on Human Interactions

Alexandros Stergiou and I have compiled a comprehensive overview of literature on computer vision-based approaches to detect human-human interactions in videos, with a focus on recent CNN-based work. Under review, but already available on Arxiv!

Cathexis: Truth on Trial

Thinking outside or inside the box? In the Cathexis project, we combine some of my research passions: analyzing human behavior and deception detection, all in a playful manner. But when technology meets live, interactive performance, many challenges need to be overcome. After residencies in Utrecht, Paris, Louvain-la-Neuve, Avignon, Brussels and Belgrade, we return to Sarajevo for the Mess festival in October this year.

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Science of Deception documentary

The short documentary “The Science of Deception” is online at CuriosityStream. It features, among others, Paul J. Taylor, Jeff Hancock, Judee Burgoon and Dan Ariely. The work at Utrecht University, Cambridge University (Sophie van der Zee) and Lancaster University is used as the background story, linking theory and practice. A registered or trail account will give you access to the documentary.

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Interdisciplinary workshop on animal behavior analysis

On October 12-13, Malte Lorbach, Judith Homberg and I organize the “Better analysis, fewer animals” (BAFA) workshop. Our aim is to bring together researchers from computer science and (neuro)biology, as well as practitioners, to understand the challenges in automated animal behavior analysis.

We will have invited talks by dr. Roian Egnor, prof. Robert Fisher, prof. Louk Vanderschuren and prof. York Winter.

Thanks to NWO, ZonMW and Utrecht University, the registration is free. Please check the website.