Faculty and Staff

Livingstone, Steven

Steven Livingstone

Steven Livingstone

Assistant Professor - College of Business and Economics

Start Year: 2016

Computer Science and Information Systems
Office: 320a South Hall
Phone: 715-425-3991



Ph.D. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Computer Science, 2008
B.Inf.Tech first class honours, University of Queensland, Information Technology, 2003
B.S. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Physics, 2000

Courses Taught:

Dr. Livingstone teaches courses on programming and data science.

Research Interests:

Dr. Livingstone's research explores the use of affective technology to facilitate human-computer interaction. By combining computational methods with experimental psychology, he seeks to develop affective technologies that can recognize, interpret, predict, and express emotion. Dr. Livingstone is also interested in the application of affective technology in the rehabilitation of facial and vocal deficits in neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease.


Book Chapters

Livingstone, S. (2014). Facial expressions. Music in the social and behavioural sciences. In William F. Thompson & Geoffrey Golson (Eds.). Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Chang, A., Livingstone, S., Bosnyak, D. J., Trainor, L. J. (2017). Body sway reflects leadership in joint music performance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(21), E4134-E4141.

Livingstone, S. R., Vezer, E., McGarry, L. M., Lang, A. E., & Russo, F. A. (2016). Deficits in the mimicry of facial expressions in Parkinson's Disease. Frontiers in Psychology, 7.

Livingstone, S. R., & Palmer, C. (2016). Head movements encode emotions during speech and song. Emotion, 16, 365-380. Profiled in The Atlantic and NBC Today.

Livingstone, S. R., Thompson, W. F., Wanderley, M. M., & Palmer, C. (2015). Common cues to emotion in the dynamic facial expressions of speech and song. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68, 952-970.

Livingstone, S. R., Choi, D., & Russo, F. A. (2014). The influence of vocal training and acting experience on measures of voice quality and emotional genuineness in male singers. Frontiers in Cognitive Science, 5.



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