Sonia Baee

Sonia Baee
University of Virginia | UVa · Department of Systems and Information Engineering

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Background: Effective emotion regulation (ER) is important to long-term healthy functioning, but little is known about what constitutes effective ER in the moment or how social anxiety symptoms and different strategies influence short-term effectiveness outcomes. Methods: Intensive ecological momentary data from N = 124 college students illustra...
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Inspired by human visual attention, we propose a novel inverse reinforcement learning formulation using Maximum Entropy Deep Inverse Reinforcement Learning (MEDIRL) for predicting the visual attention of drivers in accident-prone situations. MEDIRL predicts fixation locations that lead to maximal rewards by learning a task-sensitive reward function...
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Over 35% of the world's population uses social media. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have radically influenced the way individuals interact and communicate. These platforms facilitate both public and private communication with strangers and friends alike, providing rich insight into an individual's personality, health, and wellbein...
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Virtual coaching has rapidly evolved into a foundational component of modern clinical practice. At a time when healthcare professionals are in short supply and the demand for low-cost treatments is ever-increasing, virtual health coaches (VHCs) offer intervention-on-demand for those limited by finances or geographic access to care. More recently, A...
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The present study assessed target engagement, preliminary efficacy, and feasibility as primary outcomes of a free multi-session online cognitive bias modification of interpretation (CBM-I) intervention for anxiety in a large community sample. High trait anxious participants (N = 807) were randomly assigned to a CBM-I condition: 1) Positive training...
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Automated vehicles promise a future where drivers can engage in non-driving tasks without hands on the steering wheels for a prolonged period. Nevertheless, automated vehicles may still need to occasionally hand the control back to drivers due to technology limitations and legal requirements. While some systems determine the need for driver takeove...
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The present study assessed target engagement, preliminary efficacy, and feasibility as primary outcomes of a free multi-session online cognitive bias modification of interpretation (CBM-I) intervention for anxiety in a large community sample. High trait anxious participants (N = 807) were randomly assigned to a CBM-I condition: 1) Positive training...
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Loneliness does not only have emotional implications on a person but also on his/her well-being. The study of loneliness has been challenging and largely inconclusive in findings because of the several factors that might correlate to the phenomenon. We present one approach to predicting this event by discovering patterns of language associated with...
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The rise of pervasive and mobile technologies has led to the development of the "quantified self" (QS) movement as a social and cultural phenomenon. Fitness, sleep-tracking, and meditation apps are just a few examples of the rapidly-growing body of QS technology. A large body of literature has outlined methodological approaches to designing and imp...
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As social media platforms have grown to form the foundation of modern digital communication, digital text message datasets that document interpersonal exchanges on these platforms have proliferated. These exchanges comprise a rich corpus of social context data, which can provide insight into how mental health challenges manifest in social contexts....
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Poor adherence to long-term therapies for chronic diseases, such as cancer, compromises effectiveness of treatment and increases the likelihood of disease progression, making medication adherence a critical issue in population health. While the field has documented many barriers to adherence to medication, it has also come up with few efficacious s...

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A collaborative research for ensuring and assuring the safety of shared control in autonomous driving between University of Virginia, Carnegie Mellon University, and University of York. We plan to theorize and deliver reliable models for ensuring the safety of the handover and shared control in automated driving. https://www.york.ac.uk/assuring-autonomy/projects/safe-scad/
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Examining attrition in the MindTrails program for social anxiety mitigation