Moojan Ghafurian

Research interests:

  • Human-Computer/Robot Interaction
  • Affective Computing
  • Social Robotics
  • Assistive Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cognitive Science
  • Human Factors



[Waterloo Stories] August 31, 2020 "Pandemic isolation increases acceptance of robot companions"
[Waterloo Chronicle] August 31, 2020 "People are now willing to accept social robots as companions due to COVID-19 isolation: University of Waterloo study"
[Cheriton School of Computer Science News] August 29, 2019 "Moojan Ghafurian, Kerstin Dautenhahn and Jesse Hoey awarded funding to develop emotionally intelligent robots to help people with dementia"
[ACM Technews] May 21, 2019 "Making AI More Human"
[Semiconductor Engineering] May 28, 2019 "Crocheted robots; humanizing AI agents; training autonomous control systems"
[Cheriton School of Computer Science News] May 21, 2019 "Moojan Ghafurian, Neil Budnarain and Jesse Hoey make AI more human"
[Therapy Toronto News] October 22, 2018 "Study suggests faster countdowns may make people more patient"
[Education News Canada] May 22, 2019 "Making AI more human is key to widespread acceptance"

Application Areas→Aging, Data Science, Mental Health; Technology Areas→Machine Learning/AI, Robotics, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Human Factors, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering

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