Master Seminar "Emotional Awareness in Autonomous Driving"

Organizer: M.Sc. Sina Shafaei

Contact: shafaei (at)

Modul: IN2107

Registration: Via Matching System and Submitted Application

Type: MasterSeminar

Semester: Summer Semester 2019

ECTS: 5.0/4.0

Target Group: Highly motivated master students interested in research

Time & Location: 02.09.014 / 11:00-12:30 (Initial session + presentation dates)



  • Slides of the Introductory Session (26.04.2019): Here

  • The first official session of the seminar, for the registered students, will be on 26.04.2019.

  • Interested applicants must send an email to "shafaei(at)" (set the subject of your email to: EAAD) with a copy of their CV and a brief motivation for this seminar, latest by 11.02.2019. All of the applications will be examined carefully and the selected candidates will be notified on 12.02.2019 over the email in order to set this seminar as their "first" priority in matching system.

  • There is no preliminary (pre-course) session for this seminar, registration is only possible by submitting an application of interest over email and via matching system


The main focus of this seminar is to study the emotional awareness in the era of autonomous driving. Emotional awareness covers a wide range of domains from in-cabin comfort and well-being of the occupants to the safety of the passengers and pedestrians. Students will study each one of the aspects which has impact on increasing and maintaining the awareness in detail with covering the state-of-the-art publications during the recent years and together will demonstrate the importance along with the achievements in both science and industry.


In our first session on 26.04.2019 students will form their group (of two members) and we will discuss the available topics. Each group will get one topic according to their own preference. Groups will collect the necessary materials (state of the art scientific works e.g. scientific publications) within the context of their topic and will perform their research based on the collected resources and will demonstrate their result by implementing the findings of one of the selected papers. Each group will be given 40 minutes on their specified date (are listed in below) to represent the results and afterwards will write and submit a scientific paper (IEEE template) with minimum 6 pages, explaining their findings and the main contribution of their work during seminar.

                                  TopicsPresentation (Date)Slides
A- Affective Computing in Psychology and Computer Science, Challenges and Advancements (systematic literature review)28.06.2019Download
B- Emotional Awareness in Autonomous Driving, Challenges, Approaches and Vision28.06.2019Download
C- Effects of Driver and Passengers Emotions on Driving Style (level 3 & 4)05.07.2019 Download
E- Facial-based Approaches for Emotion Recognition in Cabin (systematic literature review)05.07.2019 Download
F- Audio-based Approaches for Emotion Recognition in Cabin (systematic literature review) 12.07.2019 Download
H- Modeling Driver/Passenger Behavior According to Emotional States for In-Cabin Environment 12.07.2019Download
J- Neural Network Architectures for Emotion Recognition (systematic literature review) 19.07.2019Download