Dr. Sylwia Hyniewska —Affective Scientist, Member of the CogZest Advisory Board

Affective Scientist, Dr. Sylwia Hyniewska, is on the Board of Advisors of CogZest and CogSci Apps Corp. She is a researcher at the Bioimaging Research Center and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy. She has a double Ph.D. from two of Europe’s most prestigious research institutions: a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Geneva (the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences) and in Computer Science from CNRS/Telecom ParisTech.

Dr. Hyniewska contributes to CogZest extensive expertise in all levels of emotions — physiological, neural, cognitive, expressive, feeling, motivational, and behavioral. She has published many scholarly papers on a wide range of topics in affective science, with a particular emphasis on the processing of emotions from faces and behavior. She has several exciting research projects in progress.

Drs. Hyniewska and Beaudoin have recently co-authored a paper on perturbance, an important aspect of human emotion:

Beaudoin, L. P., Hyniewska, S., & Hudlicka, E. (2017). Perturbance: Unifying Research on Emotion, Intrusive Mentation and Other Psychological Phenomena with AI. Paper presented at the Symposium on Computational Modelling of Emotion: Theory and Application at AISB-2017. Paper available from http://summit.sfu.ca/item/16776.

They will also present on emotion and insomnia at ISRE-2017 (The biennial conference of the International Society for Research on Emotion) in St.Louis:

Beaudoin, L. P., Hyniewska, S., & Bastien, C. (2017). Towards an affective information-processing theory of sleep onset and insomnia. Forthcoming (accepted) ISRE-2017 conference presentation. Abstract available from http://summit.sfu.ca/item/16915

Hyniewska and Beaudoin have active research projects on perturbance, other aspects of emotion and insomnia.

“CogZest” is a blended name meant to reflect that our products and services are informed by a deep understanding of cognition, affect and conation. As such, Dr. Hyniewska’s expertise and empirical rigor are highly valued.