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 Professor of Computer Science, Psychology and Media Arts and Practice


  • Affective computing,
  • Emotion recognition
  • Algorithmic bias and algorithmic management
  • Media psychology
  • Uncanny valley
  • Anthropomorphism
  • VIrtual humans,
  • Embodied conversational agents,
  • Chatbots
  • Negotiation training,
  • social-skills training
  • Artificial social intelligence

Additional Information

  • AAAI Fellow,
  • Cognitive Science Fellow
  • Founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing
  • Editor Affective Science, Emotion Review, Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems



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