Jessy Ceha

Jessy Ceha, PhD

Trained in both cognitive science and human-computer interaction, my research has ranged from EEG studies on speech perception with cochlear implants to social robots as educational tools. I hold a Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Waterloo, advised by Dr. Edith Law, an M.Sc. in Computational Cognitive Science (formerly Human-Machine Communication), from the University of Groningen, advised by Dr. Marieke van Vugt and Dr. Deniz Başkent, and a B.Sc. in Cognitive Systems, from the University of British Columbia.



Ceha, J. & Law, E. 2022. Expressive Auditory Gestures in a Voice-Based Pedagogical Agent. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ‘22), April 29-May 5, 2022, New Orleans, LA, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 13 pages. [DOI]

Ceha, J., Law, E., Kulić, D., Oudeyer, P-Y., & Roy D. Identifying Functions and Behaviours of Social Robots for In-Class Learning Activities: Teachers’ Perspective. Int J of Soc Robotics 14, 747–761 (2022). [DOI]

Ceha, J. Affective Expressions in Conversational Agents for Learning Environments: Effects of curiosity, humour, and expressive auditory gestures. 2021. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Waterloo, Canada.

Ceha, J., Lee, K. J., Nilsen, L., Goh, J., & Law, E. 2021. Can a Humorous Conversational Agent Enhance Learning Experience and Outcomes?. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’21), May 8–13, 2021, Yokohama, Japan. ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 685, 1–14. [DOI]
Best Paper Honorable Mention (Top 5% of submissions).

Appriou, A., Ceha, J., Pramij, S., Dutartre, D., Law, E., Oudeyer, P-Y., & Lotte, F. 2020. Towards measuring states of epistemic curiosity through electroencephalographic signals. IEEE International conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Oct 2020, Toronto / Virtual, Canada. pp. 4006-4011. [DOI]

Henderson, J., Ceha, J., & Lank, E. 2020. STAT: Subtle Typing Around the Thigh for Head-Mounted Displays. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI '20). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 27, 1-11. [DOI]

Law, E., Baghaei, P., Chhibber, N., Kulić, D., Lin, S., Pantasdo, K. D., Ceha, J., Suh, S., & Dillen, N. 2020. Curiosity Notebook: A Platform for Learning by Teaching Conversational Agents. In Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '20). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1–9. [DOI]

Law, E., Nilsen, E., Lee, K.J., Chauhan, A., Ceha, J., Baghaei, P., Debbane, A., & Yang, K. Learning and Teaching with Conversational Agents. In CHI 2020 Workshop on Grand Challenges in Conversational UI.

Ceha, J., Chhibber, N., Goh, J., McDonald, C., Oudeyer, P-Y., Kulić, D., & Law, E. 2019. Expression of Curiosity in Social Robots: Design, Perception, and Effects on Behaviour. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2019), May 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 12 pages. [DOI]

Başkent, D., Luckmann, A., Ceha, J., Gaudrain, E., & Tamati, T. N. The discrimination of voice cues in simulations of bimodal electro-acoustic cochlear-implant hearing. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 143 (4), EL292-EL297, (2018). [DOI]

Ceha, J. 2016. Investigation into the Enhancement of Voice Perception: with simulations of cochlear implants and bimodal hearing. Master's Thesis, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. [pdf]