Vilelmini Kalampratsidou

Vilelmini Kalampratsidou
Athena-Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies · Institute for Language and Speech Processing

Doctor of Philosophy, Computer Science Department, Rutgers University

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Introduction
Vilelmini is currently a Researcher at Athena Research & Innovation Center in Athens, Greece. She got her Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department at Rutgers University in 2018, after completing her engineering degree at the Technical University of Crete, Greece, at the Electronic and Computer Engineering Department.
Additional affiliations
January 2013 - August 2015
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
September 2012 - September 2018
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Field of study
  • Computer Science
September 2006 - August 2012
Technical University of Crete
Field of study
  • Electronic and Computer Engineering

Publications

Publications (23)
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This work presents the first steps of a journey from capturing the embodied social experience to creating contemporary sound art through digital means. In the framework of the Transition to 8 project, residents of the Greek City of Eleusis expressed their feelings and perspectives on the social issues of their community through organized sociodrama...
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This mixed-methods study investigates the use of wearable technology in embodied psychology research and explores the potential of incorporating bio-signals to focus on the bodily impact of the social experience. The study relies on scientifically established psychological methods of studying social issues, collective relationships and emotional ov...
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The fields that develop methods for sensory substitution and sensory augmentation have aimed to control external goals using signals from the central nervous systems (CNS). Less frequent however, are protocols that update external signals self-generated by interactive bodies in motion. There is a paucity of methods that combine the body-heart-brain...
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In this work, we introduce a co-adaptive closed-loop interface driven by audio augmented with a parameterization of the dancer’s heart-rate in near real-time. In our set-up, two salsa dancers perform their routine dance (previously choreographed and well-trained) and a spontaneously improvised piece lead by the male dancer. They firstly dance their...
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This project is about sonifying the little fluctuations that exist in our body motions even when we are seemingly at rest. Here we present an example of sonifying heart activity. We utilize ECG signal collected by wearable biosensors on dancing bodies, to extract musical features and characterize the ECG activity of the dancing bodies to create mus...
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As a user listens to music, his bodily biorhythms can entrain with the music's rhythms. This work describes a human computer interface used to characterize the evolution of the stochastic signatures of physiological rhythms across the central and the peripheral nervous systems in the presence (or absence) of music. We track the heart, EEG and kinem...
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Most research involving bodily motions occurs in open loop mode, whereby we collect data and examine it a posteriori to derive digital biomarkers of behavior from biophysical signals. This approach is informative of correlational states between the body and environmental sensory cues and/or context. However, we could also examine causal relations w...
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Dyadic interactions are ubiquitous in our lives, yet they are highly challenging to study. Many subtle aspects of coupled bodily dynamics continuously unfolding during such exchanges have not been empirically parameterized. As such, we have no formal statistical methods to describe the spontaneously self-emerging coordinating synergies within each...
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Partnering dancing requires skilled coordination of synergies between dancers. It is very challenging to quantify the unfolding of this dynamic coupled rhythm in ways that can provide dancers and choreographers immediate feedback on their performance. In particular, there is a paucity of methods that automatically reveal synergies within the body p...
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Since its discovery, the mirror has served as a tool to improve aesthetics and corporeal awareness. Dancers and athletes use mirrors to aid learning routines, improve their technique and enhance the beauty of their movements. However, the use of a mirror to guide training is limited to the real time veridical feedback the person receives. What if w...
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Analytical tools for the personalized assessment of natural behaviors are in great demand today, particularly among the community of performing artists. New wearables offer a variety of physiological signals that require proper integration in order to achieve this. Advances in this area of research would provide the artist and trainers with outcome...
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Background: There is a critical need for precision phenotyping across neurodevelopmental disorders, especially in individuals who receive a clinical diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Phelan-McDermid deletion syndrome (PMS) is one such example, as it has a high penetrance of ASD. At present, no biometric characterization of the behavioral...
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This work tests the extent to which it is possible to detect and improve corporeal self­awareness by combining a variety of external sensory inputs with kinesthetic re­afference from the person's real­time movements. In previous work we developed a paradigm that permits probing the person's ability of distinguishing self from others. That paradigm...
Research
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First Author Vilelmini Kalampratsidou; PI Elizabeth B Torres. (To be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience October 2015) This work tests the extent to which it is possible to detect and improve corporeal self awareness by combining a variety of external sensory inputs with kinesthetic reafference from the person’s real t...
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Bodily rhythms are intrinsically related to changes in behaviors. As we perform exercises, sleep, identify percepts and make decisions our bodily rhythms change. Many studies assess motions of the body but few combine motions with other physiological signals such as skin surface temperature and electrodermal activity to provide objective metrics of...
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Background / Purpose: We here examine the extent to which habitual pointing motions to targets on a touch screen, are impacted by surprising targets appearing at random locations of the screen as the subjects perform highly automated pointing motions. Main conclusion: The variability inherently present in the speed of the hand motions intende...

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Projects (3)
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Transition to 8: Bridging social issues, tech and contemporary art is an innovative research project implemented by a diverse consortium that consists of the Laboratory of Qualitative Research in Psychology and Psychosocial Well-Being of the Psychology Department (University of Athens), the Research Centre Athena and the cultural production and management company MENTOR. Its pilot implementation takes place in Eleusis, Greece. The project's main objective is to connect the city’s prominent social issues with contemporary art. Analysis of Eleusis’s social climate showed that the three most prominent social phenomena are environmental pollution, labour and the refugee/immigrant issue. Those social issues form the three axes of the project. Experts record the emotional and physical reactions of Eleusinians to these issues. Their goal is to transform them into raw materials for artistic creation. A large-scale multimedia festival will give back to the community its (heart)beat.
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Transition to 8: Μεταβαίνοντας από τα κοινωνικά φαινόμενα στη σύγχρονη καλλιτεχνική δημιουργία, . Εργαστήριο Ποιοτικής Έρευνας στην Ψυχολογία και την Ψυχική Υγεία, Τμήμα Ψυχολογίας. Επιστημονική Υπεύθυνη: Φιλία Ίσαρη Χρηματοδότηση: Ερευνώ-Δημιουργώ-Καινοτονώ Β’ Κύκλος. Εταίροι: MENTOR Ε.Ε. (δραστηροποιείται στον πολιτιστικό (αρχαιολογικό/εκπαιδευτικό) τουρισμό) Ε.Κ. «Αθηνά» - Ερευνητικό Κέντρο Καινοτομίας στις Τεχνολογίες της Πληροφορίας των Επικοινωνιών και της Γνώσης, δια του Ινστιτούτου Επεξεργασίας του Λόγου (ΙΕΛ). transitionto8.com
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This project has three main goals: (1) Provide empirically informed concepts to the AI community interested in formulating a new theory of intelligence (2) Build simulations of natural behaviors using biologically plausible means (3) Translate these basic science concepts to clinical areas to boost the development of autonomy, volition and agency during early stages of neurodevelopment and rehabilitate these in neurodegenerative disorders