Faculty and Staff

Livingstone, Steven

Steven Livingstone

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

Start Year: 2016



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.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Chang, A., Kragness, H., Livingstone, S. R., Bosnyak, D. J., & Trainor, L. J. (2019). Body sway reflects joint emotional expression in music ensemble performance. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 205. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-36358-4

Swarbrick, D., Bosnyak, D. J., Livingstone, S. R., Bansal, J., Woolhouse, M. H., Marsh-Rollo, S., & Trainor, L. J. (2019). How Live Music Moves Us: Head Movement Differences in Audiences to Live Versus Recorded Music. Frontiers in Psychology, 9(2682). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02682

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.

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.

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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