UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Faculty and Staff

Livingstone, Steven

Steven Livingstone

Steven Livingstone

Assistant Professor - College of Business and Economics
member of graduate faculty

Start Year: 2016

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

Email: steven.livingstone@uwrf.edu

Education:

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:

My research is in affective data science, where I apply programming, statistics, and machine learning to understand emotion and its related disorders. My focus is to develop techniques and technologies that can recognize, predict, express, and rehabilitate emotion. I am also interested in the rehabilitation of facial and vocal deficits in neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease.

Publications:

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Livingstone, S. R., & Russo, F. A. (2018). The Ryerson Audio-Visual Database of Emotional Speech and Song (RAVDESS): A dynamic, multimodal set of facial and vocal expressions in North American English. PLoS ONE, 13(5), e0196391.http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0196391

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. http://www.pnas.org/content/114/21/E4134

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00780

Livingstone, S. R., & Palmer, C. (2016). Head movements encode emotions during speech and song. Emotion, 16, 365-380. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/emo0000106. Profiled in The Atlantic and NBC Today. http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/emr.v8i2.3931

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2014.971034

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00156

Book Chapters

Livingstone, S. R. (in press). Why is music emotional? Theories of music and emotion. In William F. Thompson & Kirk N. Olsen, The science and psychology of music: From Mozart in the office to Metallica at the gym. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, LLC.

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

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