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Aaron Elkins

  • Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • San Diego State University
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Research interests

Vocal Emotion and Deception Detection Affective Computing Cognitive Dissonance and Attitudes


Aaron is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Intelligent Behaviour Understanding Group, Imperial College London and the National Center for Border Security and Immigration (BORDERS), a DHS Center of Excellence at the University of Arizona. Aaron investigates how the voice and language reveal emotion, deception, and cognition for advanced human-computer interaction (HCI) and artificial intelligence applications. One application Aaron actively researches and develops technology for is automated interviewing and credibility assessment systems for rapid screening environments. These systems incorporate multiple behavioral and physiological sensors that inform an intelligent embodied conversational agent (AVATAR) interviewer. Complementary to the development of advanced artificial intelligence systems for security screening, is their impact on the people using them to make decisions. Aaron also investigates how human screeners are psychologically affected by, use, perceive, and incorporate the next generation of screening technologies into their decision making.

Co-authors (54)

Publications (5)

  • Mitigating bias blind spot via a serious video game

    • Bessarabova E
    • Piercy C
    • King S
    • et al.
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  • The Automatic Detection of Chronic Pain-Related Expression: Requirements, Challenges and the Multimodal EmoPain Dataset

    • Aung M
    • Kaltwang S
    • Romera-Paredes B
    • et al.
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  • The INTERSPEECH 2016 computational paralinguistics challenge: Deception, sincerity & native language

    • Schuller B
    • Steidl S
    • Batliner A
    • et al.
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  • Robustness of multiple indicators in automated screening systems for deception detection

    • Twyman N
    • Proudfoot J
    • Schuetzler R
    • et al.
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  • Unobtrusive Deception Detection

    • Elkins A
    • Burgoon J
    • Pantic M
    • et al.

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

San Diego State University

August 2016 - Present

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Arizona, National Center for Border Security and Immigration

August 2011 - July 2016(5 years)

Research Associate

Department of Computing, Imperial College

September 2012 - September 2014(2 years)

Research Associate

University of Arizona, Center for the Management of Information

August 2007 - August 2011(4 years)

Education history


University of Arizona

August 2007 - August 2011(4 years)