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Hamed Monkaresi

Hamed Monkaresi

Hamed Monkaresi    (FA Page)

Assistant Professor
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  • 2010-2014, PhD., School of Electrical and Information Engineering, The University of Sydney.
    • Thesis Title: Recognising Complex Mental States from Naturalistic Human-Computer Interactions
  • 2006-2008, M.Sc. (17.34 out of 20), Information Technology, Department of Computer Engineering and Information Technology, AmirKabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
    • Thesis title: Improving Adaptation in Hypermedia Systems by Implicit Feedback (19 out of 20).
  • 2002-2006, B.Sc., Software Engineering, Department of Engineering, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran.

Teaching Experience

  • Lectured Course
    • Signals, Software and Health (ELEC5622), Postgraduate Level, The University of Sydney, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Tutored Courses
    • Signals, Software and Health (ELEC5622), Postgraduate Level, The University of Sydney, Semester 2, 2015.
    • Professional Engineering and IT (EENG1805), Undergraduate Level, The University of Sydney, Semester 1, 2012.
    • Electronic Learning, AmirKabir University of Technology, 2006-2007.  
  • Thesis Supervision
    • "Affect detection from physiological signals using the e-Health sensor platform.", Master of Professional Engineering Degree.
    • "Development of a visualisation tool for monitoring self regulated learning during interaction with an IT." , Bachelor of Engineering Degree.
    • "Kinect Natural User Interface for Virtual Reality.", Bachelor of Engineering Degree.
    • "Recognising affective state from depth image during human computer interaction.", Bachelor of Engineering Degree.

Professional Experience

  • Developing the JSiento platform, "An open-source platform for physiological sensing and affective computing", The University of Sydney, 2014-2015. (http://jsiento.poscomp.org/)
  • Project Manager and Developer, "Driving curriculum and technological change to support writing in the engineering disciplines", Office for Learning and Teaching, Australia, 2014-2015. (http://iwrite.sydney.edu.au/)
  • Visiting student at the Computer Lab., The University of Cambridge, UK, May 2013.
  • Developing "Intelligent Diabetes Lifestyle Coach" an intelligent conversational agent to assist diabetes patients, The University of Sydney, 2013.
  • Implementing an application for video recording using Microsoft Kinect sensor, The University of Sydney, 2012.
  • Member of Advanced e-Learning Technologies Lab, Computer Engineering & Information Technology, Amirkabir University of Technology, 2006-2008. (AeLT)
  • Design & Implementation of Learning Test System & launch it on the web (www.lts.ir), 2007.
  • Secretary of 3rd Student Conference on Electrical & Computer Engineering, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran, 2004.

Work Experience

  • Research Assistant, School of Electrical and Information Engineering, The University of Sydney, Feb 2014 - 2015. Involved in two projects:
    • Driving curriculum and technological change to support writing in the engineering disciplines, (http://iwrite.sydney.edu.au/)
    • Systematic Evaluation of the Effectiveness of TREs through Software Platform Development for Data Mining across Multiple Disciplines and Tracking Changes in Affective and Cognitive Growths, (http://leadspartnership.ca/leads/)
  • Director of Software Registration Secretariat, Centre of Development of IT & Digital Media, Tehran, Iran, 2008-2010. (www.softreg.ir)
  • Director of Multimedia Software division, 2nd National Digital Media Festival, Tehran, Iran, 2008.
  • Director of first National Digital Media Website (www.dmf.ir), Tehran, Iran, 2007.
  • Member of Website Design & Implementation Team, Kermanshah, Iran, 2004-2006. 

Awards & Honours

  • Research Conversazione Award for Research project work in Potential for Commercialization The University of Sydney, Oct 2010.
  • 3rd Place in the Robotic matches with Razi University team (RoboRazi), Tehran University, 2003.
  • Stand first in computer engineering in Razi University 2002.



Peer Reviewed Papers

  1. Monkaresi, H., Bosch N., Calvo, R. A., D’Mello, S. K. (2016). Detecting Task Engagement using Facial Expression and Heart Rate. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing.
  1. Monkaresi, H., Calvo, R., (2015). Feasibility of a low-cost platform for physiological recording in affective computing applications. The 10th International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets 2015). 28-30 September 2015, Sydney, Australia.
  1. Monkaresi, H., Calvo, R. A., & Hussain, M. S. (2014). Using Remote Heart Rate Measurement for Affect Detection. In The 27th International FLAIRS Conference (pp. 118–123). Pensacola Beach, Florida, USA: AAAI.
  1. Monkaresi, H., Calvo, R. A., & Yan, H. (2014). A Machine Learning Approach to Improve Contactless Heart Rate Monitoring Using a Webcam. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 18(4), 1153–1160. doi:10.1109/JBHI.2013.2291900
  1. Monkaresi, H., Hussain, M. S., & Calvo, R. A. (2012). A Dynamic Approach for Detecting Naturalistic Affective States from Facial Videos during HCI. In M. Thielscher & D. Zhang (Eds.), AI 2012: Advances in Artificial Intelligence (pp. 170–181). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-35101-3_15
  1. Monkaresi, H., Hussain, M. S., & Calvo, R. A. (2012). Classification of Affects Using Head Movement, Skin Color Features and Physiological Signals. In IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC 2012) (pp. 2664–2669). doi:10.1109/ICSMC.2012.6378149
  1. Monkaresi, H., Calvo, R. A., & Hussain, M. S. (2012). Automatic natural expression recognition using head movement and skin color features. In Genny Tortora, Stefano Levialdi, & Maurizio Tucci (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI ’12) (pp. 657–660). New York: ACM. doi:10.1145/2254556.2254678
  1. Hussain, M. S., Monkaresi, H., & Calvo, R. A. (2012). Categorical vs. Dimensional Representations in Multimodal Affect Detection during Learning. In 11th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS ’12) (pp. 78–83). Berlin / Heidelberg: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-30950-2_11
  1. Hamed Monkaresi, Ahmad Kardan, "Improving Adaptation in Adaptive Hypermedia Systems," The 17th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran. May 12-14 2009. (in Persian)
  1. Ahmad Kardan, Hamed Monkaresi, "Developing a Novel Framework for Effective Use of Implicit Feedback in Adaptive e-Learning," itng, pp. 955-960, The 5th IEEE International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations (itng 2008), Las Vegas, Nevada. April 7-9 2008.
  1. Ahmad Kardan, Hamed Monkaresi, "A framework for the effective use of implicit feedback in adaptive e-Learning," The 3rd Conference on Information & Knowledge Technology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. November 27-29, 2007. (in Persian)



  1. H. Monkaresi, R. A. Calvo, A. Pardo, et al. "Intelligent Diabetes Lifestyle Coach" In C. Röcker, M. Ziefle, A. Holzinger, K. McGee, S. Hansen, & J. Meyer (Eds.), Fifth International Workshop on Smart Healthcare and Wellness Applications (SmartHealth’13) - OzCHI 2013, Nov 25 & 26. Adelaide, South Australia: ACM.