Zakia Hammal, PhD

Research Associate
Carnegie Mellon University

Zakia Hammal was a postdoctoral fellow at BRAMS, Université de Montréal, from 2009 t0 2010, working with Prof. Sylvie Hébert on music reading.

Zakia Hammal has an engineer degree in computer science, a master in algorithmic and artificial intelligence and did her PhD on computer science (image and signal processing) at the University of Grenoble in France. Her main research topics include Segmentation and analysis of facial features, Human-Machine Interaction, multimodal HMI, affective computing, e-learning tools, intelligent systems, pattern recognition, machine learning, data analysis and face perception. Her main achievements to date are the development of automatic facial feature segmentation algorithms, automatic gaze direction estimation, and an automatic facial expression classification system (see external website for publications).