Prof. (Dr.) Peter Robinson was conferred “Honorary Professorship” by ASET

HTCampus Expert updated on : 16 Oct 2015

Amity confers “Honorary Professorship” on Prof. (Dr.) Peter Robinson, Professor of Computer Technology University of Cambridge, UK


Amity School of Engineering and Technology (ASET) and Amity ACM Student Chapter arranged a special lecture on “Computation of Emotions” by Prof. (Dr.) Peter Robinson, Professor of Computer Technology and Deputy Head of the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK at Amity University Campus, Noida, as a part of Distinguished Lecture Series.

Prof. (Dr.) Peter Robinson was greeted by Dr. Abhay Bansal, Joint Acting Head-Amity School of Engineering and Technology; Prof. (Dr) K. M. Soni, Dy. Dean, Domain Engineering & Technology and Prof. (Dr.) M K Dutta, Additional Director ADET. During the occasion, Prof.(Dr.) Peter Robinson was conferred “Honorary Professorship” by Amity School of Engineering and Technology.



Dr. Robinson uttered words of glee and gladness in conferring “Honorary Professorship” at Amity while delivering the acceptance speech. He appreciated the Zeal and intellect of Amitians and faculty members which has enlivened the atmosphere of the University. He highly admired young and vibrant Amity University for making giant strides within a short span after the inception.


Delivering the lecture, he shared his views on “Computation of Emotions” with the august house, Dr. Robinson verbalised that face is an impulsive channel for communication of social and emotional displays. He accentuated that when people talk to each other, they express their feelings through facial expressions and non-verbal aspects of speech which include tone of voice, body postures and gestures and they even do this when they are interacting with machines. He averred that human-computer and human-human communications can be improved since recent advances in computer technology allow machines to recognise and express emotions.



The lecture was attended by students and faculty members of Amity School of Engineering and Technology who posed a volley of questions to the speaker about his ongoing research and inferences that could be drawn out of it. Dr. Robinson answered all the questions elaborately.


Source: Aarti Goyal, HT Campus Specialist


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