Patrick Gebhard

Is a Senior Researcher and a Research Fellow candidate in the COS lab at the DFKI in Saarbrücken, Germany. Since 2007, he is head of the Affective Computing Group,

He has fully coordinated or taken workpackage leads in over ten national and European research projects. His focus of research is the field of Affective Computing, a sub-field of Artificial Intelligence centered on the human emotional intelligence and its employment for Human-Computer Interaction.

He acquired a long-term experience in the evaluation, representation, simulation, and human-like display of emotion and natural behavior. His work has been employed in many national and international projects to extend interactive Virtual Characters with a social-emotional user model to achieve higher levels of empathy for and acceptance of such systems.