Maryam Saberi

Maryam Saberi

Maryam Saberi is a doctoral student in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) at Simon Fraser University. At the iVizLab her PhD research investigates the computational models of cultural expression and creativity including how these models can be used in interactive vizualization systems.



BioSensing 2D / 3D / VR Systems

Our lab has extensive experience in using different sensing technology including eye tracking and facial emotion recognition (DiPaola et al 2013), as well as gesture tracking and ┬áheart rate and EDA bio sensing (Song & DiPaola, 2015) to affect generative computer graphics systems. These bio-feedback systems can be used to further understand the body’s reception to generated stimulus (photos, video, VR). They can also be used in conjuncture with other systems such as physical testing and psychological evaluation to help visualize the body’s systems and responses.

AI Affective Virtual Human

Our affective real-time 3D AI virtual human project with face emotion recognition, movement recognition and full AI talking, gesture and reasoning.


Simulink Toolbox for Real-time Virtual Character Control
Conference Proceedings: Intelligent Virtual Agents, 2016

U. Bernardet, M. Saberi, S. DiPaola

Los Angeles, CA, USA


An Architecture for Personality-Based, Nonverbal Behavior in Affective Virtual Humanoid Character
Journal Article: Procedia Computer Science. Special Issue: Bio Inspired Cognitive Architectures, 2014
Vol 41, pp. 204-211

M. Saberi, U. Bernardet, S. DiPaola