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Faculty > Ghazanfar Farooq Description: C:\Users\Admin\Templates\line.gifGhazanfar Farooq

Assistant Professor

Ph.D (Vrije Universitiet Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

MSc (Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan)

 

Phone: +92-51-9064-2058

Email: ghazanfar at qau dot edu dot pk


Research Interests

  • Emotion and Emotion Regulation Regulation
  • modeling and simulation of agents ( Virtual agents)
  • (Serious) games
  • Banking applications

Teaching

  • MPhil
    • Research Methods in computer Science
  • M.Sc.
    • Rapid Application Development
    • Data Structures and algorithms
    • Database Design
    • Problem solving and programming

Students

  • MPhil
    • Zohaib Mussaddiq

Publications

  • Hoorn, J.F., Pontier, M.A., and Siddiqui, G.F., Coppélius' Concoction: Similarity and Complementarity Among Three Affect-related Agent Models. Cognitive Systems Research Journal, to be published.
  • Pontier, M.A., Siddiqui, G.F., and Hoorn, J., Speed Dating with an Affective Virtual Agent - Developing a Testbed for Emotion ModelsIn: J. Allbeck et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA'10, 2010, , Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 6356, pp. 91-103
  • Bosse, T., Siddiqui, G.F., and Treur, J., Supporting Financial Decision Making by an Intelligent Agent Estimating Greed and Risk. In: Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Human Aspects in Ambient Intelligence, HAI'10. Published as part of: Hoeber, O., Li, Y., and Huang, X.J. (eds.), Proceedings of the WI/IAT'10 Workshops, IEEE Computer Society Press, 2010, pp. 365-370
  • Bosse, T., Siddiqui, G.F., and Treur, J., Modelling Greed of Agents in Economical Context. In: García-Pedrajas, N., Herrera, F., Fyfe, C., Benítez, J.M., and Ali, M. (eds.), Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA/AIE'10, Part II. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 6097. Springer Verlag, 2010, pp. 407-417
  • Bosse, T., Siddiqui, G.F., and Treur, J., An Intelligent Virtual Agent to Increase Involvement in Financial Services. In: Allbeck, J., Badler, N., Bickmore, T., Pelachaud, C., and Safonova, A. (eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA'10. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 6356. Springer Verlag, 2010, pp. 378-384.
  • Bosse, T., Gratch, J., Hoorn, J.F., Pontier, M., and Siddiqui, G.F., Comparing Three Computational Models of Affect. In: Demazeau, Y., Dignum, F., Corchado, J.M., and Bajo, J. (eds.), Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, PAAMS'10. Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing, vol. 70. Springer Verlag, 2010, pp. 175-184.
  • Pontier, M.A., and Siddiqui, G.F., An Affective Agent Playing Tic-Tac-Toe as Part of a Healing Environment In: J.-J. Yang et al.(Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Principles of Practice in Multi-Agent Systems, PRIMA'09, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol 5925 Springer Verlag, 2009, pp. 33-47.
  • Matthijs Pontier, Ghazanfar F. Siddiqui, "Silicon Coppélia: Integrating Three Affect-Related Models for Establishing Richer Agent Interaction," wi-iat, vol. 2, pp.279-284, 2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, 2009.
  • Pontier, M., Siddiqui, G.F., Affective Agents Perceiving each other's Actions. In: Otamendi, J., Bargiela, A., Montes, J.L., Pedrera, L.M.D. (eds.), Proceedings of the 23rd European Conference on Modelling and Simulation, ECMS'2009. European Council for Modelling and Simulation, 2009, pp. 194-202. . Nominated for best paper award
  • Hoorn, J. F., Pontier, M., and Siddiqui, G. F., When the User Is Instrumental to Robot Goals: First Try - Agent Uses Agent. In: Jain, L., Gini, M., Faltings, B.B., Terano, T., Zhang, C., Cercone, N., Cao, L. (eds.), Proceedings of the 8th IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, IAT'08. IEEE Computer Society Press, 2008, pp. 296-301.
  • Pontier, M., Siddiqui, G.F., A Virtual Therapist that responds Empathically to your Answers. In: H. Prendinger, J, and M. Ishizuka (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA'08. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol 5208 Springer Verlag, 2008, pp. 417-425.
  • Bosse, T., Hoorn, J.F., Pontier, M., and Siddiqui, G.F., A Robot's Experience of Another Robot: Simulation. In: Sloutsky, V., Love, B.C., and McRae, K. (eds.), Proceedings of the 30th International Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci'08, 2008. pp. 2498-2503 .
  • Bosse, T., Pontier, M., Siddiqui, G.F., and Treur, J., Incorporating Emotion Regulation into Virtual Stories. In: Pelachaud, C., Martin, J.C., Andre, E., Chollet, G., Karpouzis, K., and Pele, D. (eds.), Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA'07. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 4722. Springer Verlag, 2007, pp. 339-347.

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