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TCTS Lab Staff
 
 



Hüseyin CAKMAK

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Researcher, PhD  

University of Mons (UMONS) 
Engineering Faculty of Mons (FPMs) 

Numediart Research Institute  
Infortech Research Institute  
TCTS Lab  
31, Boulevard Dolez  
B-7000 Mons (Belgium)  

phone: +32 65 37 47 25  
fax: +32 65 374729  
huseyin.cakmak


Hüseyin Çakmak holds a double degree in Aeronautics from the Higher Institute of Aeronautics and Space (ISAE) and in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic Faculty of Mons (FPMS). In 2013, he won a FRIA grant to continue with a PhD thesis. In 2016, he obtained his PhD on audiovisual laughter synthesis based on a statistical approach. His research interests are audio and visual synthesis and recognition.
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PhD Dissertation

2016
H. ÇAKMAK, 2016, "Audiovisual Laughter Synthesis - A Statistical Parametric Approach", PhD thesis supervised by Prof. T. Dutoit, February 2016.

Regular Papers in Journals

2014
J. URBAIN, H. ÇAKMAK, A. CHARLIER, M. DENTI, T. DUTOIT, S. DUPONT, 2014, "Arousal-driven Synthesis of Laughter", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, volume 8, issue 2, pp. 273-284, doi:10.1109/JSTSP.2014.2309435.

Papers in Conference Proceedings

2016
H. ÇAKMAK, K. EL HADDAD, R. PULISCI, 2016, "A real time OSC controlled agent for human machine interactions", Proceedings of 7th Workshop on Artificial Companion, Affect, Interaction (WACAI 2016), Brest, France, 13-14 June.
K. EL HADDAD, H. ÇAKMAK, S. DUPONT, T. DUTOIT, 2016, "AVAB-DBS: an Audio-Visual Affect Bursts Database for Synthesis", Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016), Portorož, Slovenia, May 23-28.
K. EL HADDAD, H. ÇAKMAK, S. DUPONT, T. DUTOIT, 2016, "Laughter and Smile Processing for Human-Computer Interactions", Workshop “Just talking - casual talk among humans and machines” of LREC 2016, pp. 21-25, Portorož, Slovenia, May 23-28.
2015
K. EL HADDAD, H. ÇAKMAK, S. DUPONT, A. MOINET, T. DUTOIT, 2015, "An HMM Approach for Synthesizing Amused Speech with a Controllable Intensity of Smile", International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT 2015), pp. 7-11, Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 7-10.
H. ÇAKMAK, K. EL HADDAD, T. DUTOIT, 2015, "Audio-visual laughter synthesis system", in 4th Interdisciplinary Workshop on Laughter and Other Non-Verbal Vocalisations in Speech, pp. 11-14, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, April 14-15.
K. EL HADDAD, H. ÇAKMAK, S. DUPONT, T. DUTOIT, 2015, "Breath and Repeat: An Attempt At Enhancing Speech-laugh Synthesis Quality", 23rd European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2015), pp. 355-358, Nice, France, August 31 - September 4.
H. ÇAKMAK, K. EL HADDAD, T. DUTOIT, 2015, "GMM-based Synchronization rules for HMM-based Audio-Visual laughter synthesis", Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2015), Xi’an, China, September 21-24.
K. EL HADDAD, S. DUPONT, H. ÇAKMAK, T. DUTOIT, 2015, "Shaking and Speech-smile Vowels Classification: An Attempt at Amusement Arousal Estimation from Speech Signals", Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP 2015), Orlando, FL, US, December 14-16.
H. ÇAKMAK, J. URBAIN, T. DUTOIT, 2015, "Synchronization rules for HMM-based Audio-Visual laughter synthesis", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Audio Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2015), pp. 2304-2308, Brisbane, ​Australia, ​April ​19-​24.
K. EL HADDAD, S. DUPONT, H. ÇAKMAK, T. DUTOIT, 2015, "Towards a Level Assessment System of Amusement in Speech Signals: Amused Speech Components Classification", International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT 2015), pp. 12-17, Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 7-10.
K. EL HADDAD, H. ÇAKMAK, S. DUPONT, T. DUTOIT, 2015, "Towards a Speech Synthesis System with Controllable Amusement Levels", in 4th Interdisciplinary Workshop on Laughter and Other Non-Verbal Vocalisations in Speech, pp. 15-18, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, April 14-15.
K. EL HADDAD, A. MOINET, H. ÇAKMAK, S. DUPONT, T. DUTOIT, 2015, "Using MAGE for Real Time Speech-Laugh Synthesis", in 4th Interdisciplinary Workshop on Laughter and Other Non-Verbal Vocalisations in Speech, pp. 19-22, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, April 14-15.
2014
B. BOLLEPALLI, J. URBAIN, T. RAITIO, J. GUSTAFSON, H. ÇAKMAK, 2014, "A Comparative Evaluation of Vocoding Techniques for HMM-based Laughter Synthesis", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Audio Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2014), pp. 255-259, Florence, Italy, May 4-9.
A. BARBULESCU, R. RONFARD, G. BAILLY, G. GAGNERÉ, H. ÇAKMAK, 2014, "Beyond Basic Emotions: Expressive Virtual Actors with Social Attitudes", in 7th International ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Motion in Games 2014 (MIG 2014), pp. 39-47, Los Angeles, CA, US, November 6-8.
H. ÇAKMAK, J. URBAIN, J. TILMANNE, T. DUTOIT, 2014, "Evaluation of HMM-based visual laughter synthesis", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Audio Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2014), pp. 4578-4582, Florence, Italy, May 4-9.
H. ÇAKMAK, J. URBAIN, T. DUTOIT, 2014, "The AV-LASYN Database : A synchronous corpus of audio and 3D facial marker data for audio-visual laughter synthesis", Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14), Reykjavik, Iceland, May 26-31.
2013
J. URBAIN, H. ÇAKMAK, T. DUTOIT, 2013, "Automatic Phonetic Transcription of Laughter and its Application to Laughter Synthesis", Proceedings of the fifth bian­nual Humaine Asso­ci­a­tion Con­fer­ence on Affec­tive Com­put­ing and Intel­li­gent Inter­ac­tion (ACII2013), pp. 153-158 , Geneva, Switzerland, 2-5 September [Best Student Paper Award].
J. URBAIN, H. ÇAKMAK, T. DUTOIT, 2013, "Evaluation of HMM-Based laughter synthesis", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2013), Vancouver, Canada, May 26-31.
R. NIEWIADOMSKI, J. HOFMANN, J. URBAIN, T. PLATT, J. WAGNER, B. PIOT, H. ÇAKMAK, S. PAMMI, T. BAUR, S. DUPONT, M. GEIST, F. LINGENFELSER, G. MCKEOWN, O. PIETQUIN, W. RUCH, 2013, "Laugh-aware virtual agent and its impact on user amusement", Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS2013), Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA, May 6 - 10.
J. URBAIN, R. NIEWIADOMSKI, M. MANCINI, H. GRIFFIN, H. ÇAKMAK, L. ACH, G. VOLPE, 2013, "Multimodal Analysis of laughter for an Interactive System", Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN 2013), Mons, Belgium, July 3-5.
N. D'ALESSANDRO, J. TILMANNE, M. ASTRINAKI, T. HUEBER, R. DALL, T. RAVET, A. MOINET, H. ÇAKMAK, O. BABACAN, A. BARBULESCU, V. PARFAIT, V. HUGUENIN, E. S. KALAYCI, Q. HU, 2013, "Reactive Statistical Mapping: Towards the Sketching of Performative Control with Data", Proceedings of the 9th International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces - eNTERFACE'13, in Innovative and Creative Developments in Multimodal Interaction Systems - IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (IFIP AICT), Volume 425, pp. 20-49, Lisbon, Portugal, July 15 - August 9, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-55143-7_2.
2012
J. URBAIN, H. ÇAKMAK, T. DUTOIT, 2012, "Development of HMM-based acoustic laughter synthesis", Interdisciplinary Workshop on Laughter and other Non-Verbal Vocalisations in Speech, Dublin, Ireland, October 26-27.
J. URBAIN, R. NIEWIADOMSKI, J. HOFMANN, E. BANTEGNIE, T. BAUR, N. BERTHOUZE, H. ÇAKMAK, R.T. CRUZ, S. DUPONT, M. GEIST, H. GRIFFIN, F. LINGENFELSER, M. MANCINI, M. MIRANDA, G. MCKEOWN, S. PAMMI, O. PIETQUIN, B. PIOT, T. PLATT, W. RUCH, A. SHARMA, G. VOLPE, J. WAGNER, 2012, "Laugh Machine", Proceedings of the 8th International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces - eNTERFACE'12, pp. 13-34, July, Metz, France.

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