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Ganapreeta Renunathan Naidu, Syaheerah Lebai Lutfi, Amal Aziz, Jaime Lorenzo-Trueba, Juan Manuel Montero-Martinez, Cross-cultural Perception of Spanish Synthetic Expressive Voices Among Asians. Applied Sciences, (JCR IF: 1.679, Q3). Accepted for publication.


Badr Lahasan, Syaheerah Lebai Lutfi, Ibrahim Venkat, Mohammed Azmi Al-Betar, RubénSan-Segundo, 2017, Optimized symmetric partial facegraphs for face recognition in adverse conditions. Information Sciences, 429 (In Progress), pp 194-214 (JCR IF 4.832, Q1) | DOI

Badr Lahasan, Syaheerah Lebai Lutfi and Rubén San-Segundo, 2017, A survey on Techniques to Handle Face Recognition Challenges: Occlusion, Single Sample Per Subject and Expression, Artificial Inteligence Review – AIRE., pp 1-31 (JCR IF: 2.627, Q2)  | DOI

Zaaba Ahmad, Syaheerah Lebai Lutfi, Albin Lemuel Kushan and Randall Tay Yixing, 2017. Personality Prediction of Malaysian Facebook Users: Cultural Preferences and Feature Variation, American Scientific Publishers, 23 (8)  | DOI

Zaaba Ahmad,  Syaheerah Lebai Lutfi, Albin Lemuel Kushan, Anwar Farhan Zolkeplay, Mohamad Hafiz Khairuddin, Mohammad Hafidz Rahmat and  Anis Amilah Shari, 2017, Construction of the Malay Language Psychometric Properties Using LIWC from Facebook Statuses, American Scientific Publishers, 23 (8) | DOI


Rubén San-Segundo, Julián David Echeverry-Correa, Cristian Salamea-Palacios,, Syaheerah Lebai Lutfi   and José M. Pardo, 2016,  I-vector analysis for Gait-based Person Identification using smartphone inertial signals. Pervasive and Mobile Computing (JCR IF: 1.719, Q2)bib | DOI

Siti Asmaq Daud and Syaheerah Lebai Lutfi. 2016.  Towards the Detection of Learner’s Uncertainty from Face.  Accepted for publication in 4th International Conference in User Science and Engineering, I-USER 2016, Melaka, Malaysia.

Muhd Bukhari Burhanuddin and Syaheerah Lebai Lutfi, 2016. Detection of Shyness in Smiles. Accepted for publication in 4th International Conference in User Science and Engineering, I-USER 2016, Melaka, Malaysia.

Najlaa Sadiq Mokhtar, Syaheerah Lebai Lutfi, 2016. Computational Model for Affect Detection in Learning. Accepted for publication in International Workshop on Empathetic Computing, IWEC 2016, Phuket, Thailand.

Lahasan, B. M.; Venkat, I.; Al-Betar, M. A.; Lutfi, S. L. & Wilde, P. D., 2016 Recognizing faces prone to occlusions and common variations using optimal face subgraphs. Applied Mathematics and Computation, 283, pp.316 – 332 (JCR IF: 1.551, Q1)bib | DOI


Mokhtar N.S., Lutfi S.L. (2016) Identifying Significant Task-Based Predictors of Emotion in Learning. In: Baldoni M. et al. (eds) Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems. IWEC 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9935. Springer, pp129-142. | pdf  | DOI

Bisan Alsalibi, Ibrahim Venkat, K.G Subramaniam, Syaheerah Lebai Lutfi, Phillipe de Wilder, 2015. The Impact of Bio-inspired Approaches towards the Advancement of Face Recognition.  ACM Computing Survey, 48 (1), pp. 5:1–5:33 (JCR IF: 4.043, Q1). | bib | DOI

Amal Azazi, Syaheerah Lebai Lutfi, Fernando Fernández-Martínez and Ibrahim Venkat, 2015. Towards a robust affect recognition: automatic facial expression recognition in 3D faces, Expert Systems with Application, 42(6), pp. 3056-3066 (JCR IF: 2.240, Q1)  | bib | DOI


Amal Azazi, Syaheerah Lebai Lutfi and Ibrahim Venkat, Analysis and Evaluation of SURF Descriptors for Automatic 3D Facial Expression Recognition Using Multiple Classifiers, Fourth World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT), Melaka, Malaysia, December 2014. Accepted for publication. | bibpdf 

Amal Azazi, Syaheerah Lebai Lutfi, and Ibrahim Venkat, 2014. Identifying universal facial emotion markers for automatic 3D facial expression recognition. In International Conference on Computer & Information Sciences 2014 (ICCOINS2014), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 2014. | bib | pdf

Badr Mohammad Lahasan, Ibrahim Venkat, Syaheerah Lebai Lutfi, 2014. Recognition of Occluded Faces Using an Enhanced EBGM Algorithm.  In International Conference on Computer & Information Sciences 2014 (ICCOINS2014), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 2014  | bibpdf


Syaheerah Lebai Lutfi , Fernando Fernández-Martínez, Jaime Lorenzo-Trueba, Roberto Barra-Chicote and Juan Manuel Montero, 2013. NEMOHIFI: An affective agent, ICMI13, Sydney, Australia, Dec 9-13, 2013, pp. 319-320 |bibDOI

Syaheerah Lebai Lutfi , Fernando Fernández-Martínez, Jaime Lorenzo-Trueba, Roberto Barra-Chicote and Juan Manuel Montero, 2013. I feel you: The design and evaluation of a domotic affect-sensitive Spoken Conversational Agent, Sensors, 13(8), ISSN:1424-8220, pp.10519-10538 (JCR IF: 1.953, Q1)bib | DOI

Syaheerah Lebai Lutfi,  User-centric Need-driven Affective Modeling for Spoken Conversational Agents: Design and Evaluation, Doctoral Thesis, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, 2013. |pdf

S. Lebai Lutfi,  F. Fernández-Martínez, J.M Lucas-Cuesta, Lorena López-Lebón, J.M Montero, “A Satisfaction-based Model for Affect Recognition from Conversational Features in Spoken Dialog Systems”,  Speech Communications 2013, Volume 55, Issues 7-8, September 2103, ISSN:0167-6393, pp. 825-840 (JCR IF: 1.283, Q2)bib | DOI

J.M. Lucas-Cuesta, J. Ferreiros, F. Fernández-Martínez, J. Echeverry,S. Lebai LutfiOn the Dynamic Adaptation of Language Models based on Dialogue InformationExpert Systems With Applications  2013, Vol.40, pp. 1069-1085. (JCR IF: 1.853, Q1)bibDOI

V. López-Ludeña, R. Barra-Chicote, S. Lebai Lutfi, J. M. Montero, R. San-Segundo, LSESpeak: A Spoken Language Generator for Deaf people Expert Systems With Applications 40,  2013, pp. 1283-1295 (JCR IF: 1.853, Q1)bibDOI


S. Lebai Lutfi, F. Fernández-Martínez, A. Casanova-García, V. López-Ludeña, and J. M. Montero, “I feel you: Towards affect-sensitive domotic Spoken Conversational Agents”, IWAAL 2012, Vitoria-Gasteíz, Spain, Dec 2-5,2012  | bib

S. Lebai Lutfi, F. Fernández-Martínez, A. Casanova-García, V. López-Ludeña, and J. M. Montero, “I feel you: Towards affect-sensitive domotic Spoken Conversational Agents”, accepted in Lecture Notes of Computer Science (LNCS), Ambient Assited Living: Home Care, José Bravo, Ramón Hervás & Marcela Rodríguez (eds.). | bib | pdf

S. Lebai Lutfi, F. Fernández-Martínez, A. Casanova-García, L. López-Lebón and J. M.Montero, “Assessing user bias in affect detection within context-based Spoken Dialog Systems” Accepted ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, Amsterdam, Sept 3-5, 2012. | bib | pdf


Lynne Hall, Syaheerah Lutfi, Asad Nazir, John Hodgson, Marc Hall, Christopher Ritter, Susan Jones, Samuel Mascarenhas, Bridget Cooper, Ana Paiva and Ruth Aylett, Game Based Learning for Exploring Cultural Conflict, Proceedings of AISB 2011 Symposium: AI and Games, York, UK 2011. | pdf | bib

J.M Lucas-Cuesta, F. Fernández-Martinez, G. Dragos-Rada, S. Lutfi,  J. Ferreiros, Evaluation of A User-Adapted Spoken Language Dialogue System – Measuring the Relevance of the Contextual Information Sources, In Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART), Rome, Italy, 2011. | pdf | bib


V. López, R. San-Segundo, R. Martín, J.D. Echeverry, S. Lutfi Sistema de traducción de lenguaje SMS a castellano.  XIX Jornadas Telecom I+D, 2010 | pdf | bib

R. San-Segundo, V. López, R. Martín, S. Lutfi, J. Ferreiros, R. Córdoba, J.M. Pardo. Advanced Speech Communication System for Deaf People. In Proceedings of in Interspeech, Japan,  2010 | pdf | bib

S. L. Lutfi, R. Barra-Chicote, J.M. Lucas-Cuesta, J.M. Montero. NEMO: Need-inspired Emotional Expressions within a Task-independent Framework. In Proceedings of the Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems  (BICS), Madrid, 14-16 July 2010  | pdf bib


S. L. Lutfi,  C.Sanz-Moreno, R. Barra-Chicote and J.M Montero. Integrating a Need Module into a Task-independent Framework for Modelling Emotion: A theoretical Approach. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics (EPIROB), ISBN 978-91-380-7-1, ISSN 1101-8453, pp. 221-222, Venice, Italy, Nov. 2009  | pdf | bib

C. Sanz-Moreno, S. Lutfi, R. Barra-Chicote, J.M. Lucas-Cuesta and J.M. Montero. Desarrollo de un asistente domótico emocional inteligente, XIX Jornadas Telecom I+D, ISBN: 978-84-613-5636-2, Nov. 2009.  Madrid, Spain | pdf bib

Syaheerah Lutfi. Position paper. In the 5th Proceedings of Young Researchers’ Roundtable Discussions (YRRDS), Sept. 2010. London, UK  |pdf

R. Barra-Chicote, F. Fernández, S. Lutfi, J.M. Lucas-Cuesta, J. Macias-Guarasa, J.M. Montero, R. San-Segundo, J.M. Pardo. Acoustic Emotion Recognition using Dynamic Bayesian Networks and Multi-Space Distributions. In Proceedings of 10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech 2009, pp 336-339. 6-10 September, Brighton UK. ISSN 1990-9772. | pdf | bib

S. L. Lutfi, J.M. Montero, R. Barra-Chicote, J.M Lucas-Cuesta, A. Gallardo-Antolín. Expressive Speech Identifications based on Hidden Markov Model.  in Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics HEALTHINF 2009, In Proceedings of International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies BIOSTEC 2009, pp 488-494. Porto, Portugal 2009 (ISBN 9789898111630).  | pdf | bib


R. Barra-Chicote, J. Yamagishi, J. M. Montero, S. King, S. Lutfi, J. Macias-Guarasa. Generación de una voz sintética en Castellano basada en HSMM para la Evaluación Albayzín 2008: conversión texto a voz. Artículo en actas de V Jornadas en Tecnología del Habla, pp. 115-118. Bilbao (España), noviembre 2008. (Premio al mejor sistema en las Evaluaciones Albayzín 2008: conversión texto a voz)  | pdf bib

Syaheerah L. Lutfi, Juan M. Montero, Raja N. Ainon and Zuraida M. Don. eXTRA: A Culturally Enriched Malay Text to Speech System. Proc. of AISB 2008 Symposium on Affective Language in Human and Machine Vol 2.,  pp. 77-83, (ISBN 1 902956 61 3) 1-3 April, Aberdeen, Scotland, 2008.  | pdf | bib

R. Barra-Chicote, J.M. Montero, J. Macias-Guarasa, S. Lutfi, J.M. Lucas, F. Fernández, L.F. D’haro, R. San-Segundo, J. Ferreiros, R. de Córdoba, J.M. Pardo.   Spanish Expressive Voices: corpus for emotion research in Spanish. In proceedings of the 6th conference of Language Resources & Evaluation (Workshop on Corpora for Research on Emotion and Affect). pp 60-70. Marrakech, Morroco, 2008. ISBN 2-9517408-4-0. | pdf | bib


Syaheerah L. Lutfi, Raja N. Ainon & Zuraidah M. Don. eXpressive Text Reader Automation Layer (eXTRA): Template driven ‘Emotion Layer’ in Malay Concatenated Synthesized Speech, Proc. of International Conference on Speech Databases and Assessment (Oriental COCOSDA 06), Penang, Malaysia, Dec 2006.  | pdf | bib


Syaheerah L. Lutfi, Raja N. Ainon and Zuraidah M. Don, Template-driven Emotion Generation in Malay Text-to-Speech: A Preliminary Experiment. Proc. of 4th International Conference of Information Technology in Asia (CITA 05),  Kuching,  Sarawak  (pp.144-149), Dec 2005. | pdf | bib

Syaheerah L. Lutfi, Raja N. Ainon and Zuraidah M. Don, Adding Emotions to Malay Synthesised Speech Using Diphone-based Templates. Proc. of 7th International Conference on Information and Web-based Applications & Services (iiWAS 05), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, (pp.269-276), Sept 2005.  | pdf | bib

MSE and BSc. Theses

Syaheerah L. LutfiAdding Emotions to Malay Synthesised Speech Using Diphone-Based Templates. Masters thesis, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 2007. | pdf

Syaheerah L. LutfiInteractive Question and Answer Bank for Lecturers, Unpublished BSc.(hons) thesis, Bolton Institute, UK, 2000.