Jonathan Gratch

Expert in virtual humans, virtual reality and emotions in human-machine interaction

Director for Virtual Humans Research, USC Institute for Creative Technologies
Research Associate Professor of Computer Science and Psychology


  • emotion
  • virtual reality
  • virtual humans
  • chatbots
  • Second Life
  • modeling and simulation
  • affective computing
  • embodied conversational agents
  • media psychology
  • computational models
  • artificial intelligence
  • virtual worlds

Additional Information

  • President Elect, Humane Association for Research on Emotion in Human-Computer Interaction
  • Member, International Society for Research on Emotion
  • AAAI Fellow
  • Founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing
  • President-Emeritus of the Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing



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