Honorable Mention - Boon-Kiat Quek

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Computer Science and Department of Psychology

Inferences about people's likely characteristics and behavior are often made by extrapolating whatever little is known about them (e.g., that a quiet person is shy, or a talkative person likes parties), and these inferences help guide our interactions with other people. This image is a visualization of correlational relationships between numerous observed psychological constructs such as personality traits, behaviors, values, goals, and emotions. These relationships provide a basis of knowledge for models that emulate how people generate and exploit implicit personality theories in social interactions. These models are being used to make human-machine interaction more natural in socially intelligent systems.