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Samuel Mascarenhas Email icon

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Samuel Mascarenhas is currently a post-doc researcher at GAIPS, INESC-ID in Lisbon, Portugal. In 2015 he received his doctoral degree in Information Systems and Computer Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon in Portugal. His research interests are in artificial intelligence, culture, affective computing, virtual agents and socio-cognitive sciences. In his Ph.D., he studied the integration of cultural aspects in virtual agents to improve their ability to act with other humans in social contexts. As a developer / researcher in two EU-funded projects (eCircus and eCute) he applied the work of his Ph.D. in the development of two serious games for raising intercultural awareness (ORIENT and TRAVELLER). His participation focused on the creation of characters whose artificial intelligence follows a flexible model of socio-cultural biases. He was also an active member of two other EU-funded projects, named LIREC and SEMIRA.

Google Scholar Profile: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=lbg-WuIAAAAJ&hl=en

 


Current Projects
Realising an Applied Gaming Eco-system


Publications

  Conveying Social Relations in Virtual Agents Through an Emotion Sharing and Response Model (Extended Abstract)
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Nuno Salvador and João Dias and Samuel Mascarenhas and Ana Paiva, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2016), IFAAMAS, May, 2016

Modeling culture in intelligent virtual agents - From theory to implementation (JAAMAS Extended Abstract)
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Samuel Mascarenhas and Nick Degens and Ana Paiva and Rui Prada and Gert Jan Hofstede and Adrie Beulens and Ruth Aylett, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2016), IFAAMAS, May, 2016

  A Process Model of Empathy for Virtual Agents
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Sérgio Hortas Rodrigues and Samuel Mascarenhas and João Dias and Ana Paiva, Interacting with Computers, Vol. 27, No. 4, pg. 371-391, Oxford University Press, February, 2015

Modeling culture in intelligent virtual agents - From theory to implementation
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Samuel Mascarenhas and Nick Degens and Ana Paiva and Rui Prada and Gert Jan Hofstede and Adrie Beulens and Ruth Aylett, Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, pg. 1--32, Springer, October, 2015

The Development of Cooperation in Evolving Populations through Social Importance
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Pedro Sequeira and Samuel Mascarenhas and Francisco S. Melo and Ana Paiva, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics, pg. 308--313, IEEE Computer Society, Providence, Rhode Island, Aug, 2015

The “Favors Game”: A Framework to Study the Emergence of Cooperation through Social Importance ( Extended Abstract )
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Pedro Sequeira and Samuel Mascarenhas and Francisco S. Melo and Ana Paiva, Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, pg. 1899--1900, Istanbul, Turkey, May, 2015

  Non-Player Characters and Artificial Intelligence
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Gonçalo Pereira and António Brisson and João Dias and André Carvalho and Joana Dimas and Samuel Mascarenhas and Joana Campos and Marco Vala and Iolanda Leite and Carlos Martinho and Rui Prada and Ana Paiva, Psychology, Pedagogy, and Assessment in Serious Games, pg. 127-152, IGI GLobal, 2014

  An Agent Model for the Appraisal of Normative Events Based in In-Group and Out-Group Relations
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Nuno Ferreira and Samuel Mascarenhas and Ana Paiva and Gennaro Di Tosto and Frank Dignum and John Mc Breen and Nick Degens and Gert Hofstede and Giulia Andrighetto and Rosaria Conte, AAAI-13 Twenty-Seventh AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, July, 2013

Can I ask you a favour? A Relational Model of Socio-Cultural Behaviour (Extended Abstract)
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Samuel Mascarenhas and Rui Prada and Ana Paiva and Nick Degens and Gert Jan Hofstede, Proceedings of the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS). IFAAMAS/ACM DL, 2013

Planning culturally-appropriate conversations using adjacency pairs
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Samuel Mascarenhas and Rui Prada and Ana Paiva

Social importance dynamics: A model for culturally-adaptive agents
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Samuel Mascarenhas and Rui Prada and Ana Paiva

The influence of empathy in human-robot relations
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Iolanda Leite and André Pereira and Samuel Mascarenhas and Carlos Martinho and Rui Prada and Ana Paiva, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Vol. 71, No. 3, pg. 250 - 260, 2013

Towards agents with human-like decisions under uncertainty
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Nuno Marques and Francisco S. Melo and Samuel Mascarenhas and João Dias and Rui Prada and Ana Paiva, Cogsci 2013- The annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 2013

Traveller: An Intercultural Training System with Intelligent Agents (Demonstration)
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Samuel Mascarenhas and André Silva and Ana Paiva and Ruth Aylett and Felix Kistler and Elisabeth André and Nick Degens and Gert Jan Hofstede, Proceedings of the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems., IFAAMAS/ACM DL, 2013

  Generating Norm-Related Emotions in Virtual Agents
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Nuno Ferreira and Samuel Mascarenhas and Ana Paiva and Frank Dignum and John Mc Breen and Nick Degens and Gert Jan Hofstede, Intelligent Virtual Agents IVA'2012, pg. 97-104, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, September, 2012

Modelling Empathy in Social Robotic Companions
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Iolanda Leite and André Pereira and Ginevra Castellano and Samuel Mascarenhas and Carlos Martinho and Ana Paiva, Advances in User Modeling: UMAP 2011 Workshops (Revised Selected Papers), pg. 135--147, Springer, Heidelberg, January, 2012

When Agents Meet: Empathy, Moral Circle, Ritual, and Culture
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Nick Degebs and G.J. Hofstede and J. Mc Breen and A. Beulens and Samuel Mascarenhas and Nuno Ferreira and Ana Paiva, Workshop on Emotional and Empathic Agents at the 11th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, 2012

  FAtiMA Modular: Towards an Agent Architecture with a Generic Appraisal Framework
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João Dias and Samuel Mascarenhas and Ana Paiva, Workshop on Standards in Emotion Modeling, Leiden, 2011

Games based learning for Exploring Cultural Conflict
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L. Hall and S Luft and Asad Nazir and John Hodgson and Michael Hall and Cristopher Ritter and S. Jones and Samuel Mascarenhas and B. Cooper and Ana Paiva and Ruth Aylett, AISB Symposium: AI & Games, pg. 6-7, York, 2011

Integration and Evaluation of Prototypical Culture-related Differences
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Birgit Endrass and Nick Degens and Gert Jan Hofstede and Elisabeth Andre and Samuel Mascarenhas and Gregor Mehlmann and Ana Paiva, Workshop on Culturally Motivated Characters at the 11th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA), pg. 1--9, Springer, Reykjav\'{\i}k, Iceland, 2011

Modelling rituals for Homo Biologicus
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Gert Jan Hofstede and Samuel Mascarenhas and Ana Paiva, Proceedings of the Seventh Conference of the European Social Simulation, 2011

Social Robots in Learning Environments: a Case Study of an Empathic Chess Companion
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Iolanda Leite and André Pereira and Ginevra Castellano and Samuel Mascarenhas and Carlos Martinho and Ana Paiva, Proceedings of The International Workshop on Personalization Approaches in Learning Environments (PALE), CEUR Workshop Proceedings (ISSN 1613-0073), July, 2011

“How should I say this ?” Agents with culturally-appropriate verbal communication styles
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Samuel Mascarenhas and Ana Paiva and Nick Degens and John Mcbreen and Gert-jan Hofstede, Workshop on Culturally Motivated Characters at the 11th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA), pg. 1-10, Springer, Reykjav\'{\i}k, Iceland, 2011

  A Dimensional Model for Cultural Behaviour in Virtual Agents
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Samuel Mascarenhas and João Dias and Rui Prada and Ana Paiva, Applied Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 24, No. 6, pg. 552-574, 2010

Closing the Loop: from Affect Recognition to Empathic Interaction
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Iolanda Leite and André Pereira and Samuel Mascarenhas and Ginevra Castellano and Carlos Martinho and Rui Prada and Ana Paiva, Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Affect Interaction in Natural Environments (AFFINE'10), ACM Multimedia 2010, Florence, Italy, ACM, October, 2010

Creating Virtual Synthetic Cultures for Intercultural Training
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Samuel Mascarenhas and Ana Paiva, Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Culturally-Aware Tutoring Systems held in conjuction with the International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, pg. 25-35, Pittsburgh, USA, 2010

Using Empathy to Improve Human-Robot Relationships
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André Pereira and Iolanda Leite and Samuel Mascarenhas and Carlos Martinho and Ana Paiva, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Human-Robot Personal Relationships, Springer LNICST series (to appear), 2010

”Why Can’t We Be Friends?” An Empathic Game Companion for Long-Term Interaction
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Iolanda Leite and Samuel Mascarenhas and André Pereira and Carlos Martinho and Rui Prada and Ana Paiva, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, pg. 315-321, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 9, 2010

  I can feel it too! Emergent empathic reactions between synthetic characters
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Sérgio Hortas Rodrigues and Samuel Mascarenhas and João Miguel Assis Dias and Ana Paiva, Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction and Workshops, 2009. ACII 2009. 3rd International Conference on, pg. 1 -7, IEEE, sept., 2009

One for all or one for one? The influence of Cultural Dimensions in Virtual Agents
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Samuel Mascarenhas and João Dias and Rui Prada and Ana Paiva, IVA'2009 - 9th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, pg. 272-286, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September, 2009

Using rituals to express cultural differences in synthetic character
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Samuel Mascarenhas and João Miguel Assis Dias and Nuno Afonso and Sybille Enz and Ana Paiva, Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems - AAMAS 2009, pg. 305-312, IFAMAAS, 2009

  Game Mechanics for Cooperative Games
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José Bernardo Rocha and Samuel Mascarenhas and Rui Prada, Zon Digital Games 2008, pg. 72-80, Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Sociedade, Universidade do Minho, Porto, Portugal, November, 2008