Albert Ali Salah

Location: Utrecht, Netherlands

Albert Ali Salah is a professor and the chair of the Social and Affective Computing group within the Department of Information and Computing Sciences at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He is also an adjunct professor for the computer engineering department at Boğazici University in Turkey and a research affiliate for the Data-Pop Alliance. His focus areas include affective computing, multimodal interaction, computational social science, and pattern recognition.

Albert is a Steering Board member for the Association of Computing Machinery International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ACM ICMI) and the Institute for Electronics and Engineers International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (IEEE FG). He was the scientific coordinator of the Data for Refugees (D4R) project, which aimed to improve the living conditions of Syrian refugees in Turkey via analysis of a large-scale mobile phone dataset.

Albert has co-authored over 200 publications on pattern recognition, multimodal interaction, and computer analysis of human behavior. Albert is also an associate editor of the following IEEE journals: Transactions on Affective Computing, Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, and Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning. 

Albert enjoys singing tenor with the Utrechtse Oratorium Vereniging choir in his spare time.