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TCTS Lab Staff
 
 



Kévin EL HADDAD

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Researcher, PhD Student  

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 49  
fax: +32 65 374729  
kevin.elhaddad


Kévin El Haddad graduated from the Lebanese University in 2013 in Beirut, Lebanon. He was enrolled in an internship in the company ST-Ericsson (France, Grenoble) for his master's thesis where he studied the ferrite (component used for EMI suppresion) effects on the sound quality of signals. He holds now a master degree in microsystems and embedded systems.

He began a Ph.D. in January 2014 in UMONS, as part of a European project (JOKER), concerning the recognition and synthesis of affect signals.

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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.
E. GILMARTIN, K. SU, Y. HUANG, K. EL HADDAD, C. ELIAS, B.R. COWAN, N. CAMPBELL, 2016, "Making Idle Talk: Designing and Implementing Casual Talk", Workshop “Just talking - casual talk among humans and machines” of LREC 2016, pp. 26-29, 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.
K. EL HADDAD, S. DUPONT, N. D'ALESSANDRO, T. DUTOIT, 2015, "An HMM-based Speech-smile Synthesis System: An Approach for Amusement Synthesis", in 3rd International Workshop on Emotion Representation, Analysis and Synthesis in Continuous Time and Space (EmoSPACE’15), Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 4-8.
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.
L. DEVILLERS, S. ROSSET, G. DUBUISSON DUPLESSIS, M. A. SEHILI, L. BÉCHADE, A. DELABORDE, C. GOSSART, V. LETARD, F. YANG, Y. YEMEZ, B. B. TÜRKER, M. SEZGIN, K. EL HADDAD, S. DUPONT, D. LUZZATI, Y. ESTÈVE, E. GILMARTIN, N. CAMPBELL, 2015, "Multimodal Data Collection of Human-Robot Humorous Interactions in the JOKER Project", 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.
K. EL HADDAD, S. DUPONT, J. URBAIN, T. DUTOIT, 2015, "Speech-Laughs: An HMM-Based Approach For Amused Speech Synthesis", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Audio Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2015), pp. 4939-4943, 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.

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