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About Myself

MSc Dissertation

PhD Research

 

MEI YII LIM

School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences,

Heriot-Watt University,

Edinburgh, EH14 4AS,

Scotland

Tel No. : (+44) 0131 451 4162

Email    : M.Lim(at)hw.ac.uk 

 

Hiya! My name is Mei Yii Lim, known as Meiyii by my colleagues. I am currently a research associate for the EU FP7 eCUTE and SOCIETIES projects. Before this, I was working in the EU FP7 LIREC project and EU FP6 eCIRCUS project.

I have completed my PhD under the supervision of Prof. Ruth Aylett in 2007 where I created an intelligent agent with attitude that improves tour experiences. More information is available on the PhD Research link.

I completed my MSc in Virtual Environments in 2002.  I developed a Virtual Graffiti system (of which I named MYVG system) for my dissertation. Want to know more about MYVG System? Click on MSc Dissertation link.

I am interested in multidisciplinary research areas including cognitive and emotion modelling, intelligent virtual agents, narrative system and multimodal interaction.

 

Publications

 

Human Computer and Human Robot Interaction

 

Amol Deshmukh, Mei Yii Lim, Michael Kriegel, Ruth Aylett, Kyron Du Casse, Kheng Lee Koay, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Managing Social Constraints on Recharge Behaviour for Robot Companions Using Memory, HRI’11, March 6-9, 2011, Lausanne, Switzerland, ACM

 

Amol Deshmukh, Ginevra Castellano, Mei Yii Lim, Ruth Aylett, Peter W. McOwan, Ubiquitous Social Perception Abilities for Interaction Initiation in Human Robot Interaction, 3rd International Workshop on Affective Interaction in Natural Environments, Florence, Italy, 2010, ACM Digital Library

 

Mei Yii Lim, Michael Kriegel, Ruth Aylett and Amol Deshmukh, SARAH: An ECA in the Wild, International Workshop on Interacting with ECAs as Virtual Characters, AAMAS 2010, Toronto Canada, May 2010

 

Emergent Emotion Model, Adaptive Autonomous Agents

 

Mei Yii Lim, João Dias, Ruth Aylett and Ana Paiva, Creating adaptive affective autonomous NPCs, Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, 24(2): 287-311, 2012, Springer

 

Mei Yii Lim and Ruth Aylett, An Emergent Emotion Model for An Affective Mobile Guide with Attitude, Applied Artificial Intelligence Journal, 23:835-854, 2009, Taylor & Francis Group

 

Mei Yii Lim, João Dias, Ruth Aylett and Ana Paiva, Intelligent NPCs for Educational Role Play Game, Proceedings of Agents for Games and Simulation Workshop, AAMAS 09, Budapest, Hungary, May 10-15, 2009

 

Mei Yii Lim, João Dias, Ruth Aylett and Ana Paiva, Improving Adaptiveness in Autonomous Character, The 8th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, Tokyo, Sept 1-3, 2008

 

Mei Yii Lim, Emotions, Behaviour and Belief Regulation in An Intelligent Guide with Attitude, PhD thesis, School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, 2007.

 

Mei Yii Lim and Ruth Aylett, Feel the Difference: A Guide with Attitude!, The 7th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, LNAI 4722, Paris, Sept 17-19, 2007

 

Mei Yii Lim, Ruth Aylett & Christian Martyn Jones, Emergent Affective and Personality Model, The 5th International Working Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA’05), LNAI 3661, Kos, Greece, September 12-14, 2005, ISSN 0302-9743

 

Mei Yii Lim, Ruth Aylett & Christian Martyn Jones, Emergent Emotion Model, Workshop on Emotion and Interaction, HUMAINE Network of Excellence, Paris, March 10-11, 2005

 

Facial Expressions Mechanism

 

Mei Yii Lim and Ruth Aylett, A New Approach to Emotion Generation and Expression, DC, The 2nd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, Lisbon, Sept 12-14, 2007

 

Cultural and Personality Modelling

 

Asad Nazir, Sibylle Enz, Mei Yii Lim, Ruth Aylett and Alison Cawsey, Culture-Personality based Affective Model, Special Issue on Enculturing HCI in AI and Society Journal, Springer-Verlag London, 2009

 

Asad Nazir, Mei Yii Lim, Michael Kriegel, Ruth Aylett, Alison Cawsey, Sibylle Enz and Carsten Zoll, Culture-Personality based Affective Model, Enculturating Conversational Interfaces by Socio-cultural Aspects of Communication, Workshop on IUI 2008, Canary Islands, Jan 13, 2008

 

Memory Modelling

 

Mei Yii Lim, Memory Models for Intelligent Social Companions, In Human-Computer Interaction: The Agency Perspective, Marielba Zacarias and José Valente de Oliveira (eds.), 241-262, 2012, Springer

 

Mei Yii Lim, Wan Ching Ho, Ruth Aylett, Human-like Memory Retrieval Mechanisms for Social Companions, Proc. of 10th Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2011), Yolum, Tumer, Stone and Sonenberg (eds.), May, 2–6, 2011, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Mei Yii Lim, Sibylle Enz, Wan Ching Ho, Ruth Aylett, Forgetting Through Generalisation – A Companion with Selective Memory, Proc. of 10th Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2011), Yolum, Tumer, Stone and Sonenberg (eds.), May, 2–6, 2011, Taipei, Taiwan

 

P. A. Vargas, Y. Fernaeus, M. Y. Lim, W. C. Ho, M. Jacobsson, S. Enz and R. Aylett, Forgetting What Must be Forgotten: Advocating an Ethical Memory Model for Artificial Companions, Special Issue of AI & Society Journal: Killer Robots or Friendly Fridges: The Social Understanding of Artificial Intelligence (Awaiting publication)

 

Ho, W.C., Dautenhahn, K., Lim, M.Y. and Du Casse, K. (2010) Modelling Human Memory in Robotic Companions for Personalisation and Long-term Adaptation in HRI, in First International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, IOS Press (as part of FAIA Series), 64-71

 

Mei Yii Lim, Wan Ching Ho, and Ruth Aylett, Memory, Companion Agents and Aging Society, in Digital Economy All Hands Meeting - Digital Futures, October 11th and 12th, 2010, at Nottingham, UK.

 

Mei Yii Lim, Ruth Aylett and Wan Ching Ho, Spreading Activation – An Autobiographical Memory Retrieval Mechanism for Social Companions, The 10th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, 2010

 

P. A. Vargas, Alex A. Freitas, M. Y. Lim, S. Enz, W. C. Ho and R. Aylett, Forgetting and Generalisation in Memory Modelling for Robot Companions: a Data Mining Approach, Proceedings of the Remembering Who We Are – Human Memory for Artificial Agents Symposium, M. Y. Lim and W. C. Ho (Eds.), AISB 2010 convention, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, 2010, pp. 42-45

 

Wan Ching Ho, Mei Yii Lim, Patricia A. Vargas, Sibylle Enz, Kerstin Dautenhahn and Ruth Aylett, An Initial Memory Model for Virtual and Robot Companions Supporting Migration and Long-term Interaction, The 18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Tokyo, Sept 27 – Oct 2, 2009

 

Mei Yii Lim, Ruth Aylett, Wan Ching Ho, Patricia Vargas and Sibylle Enz, A Socially-Aware Memory for Companion Agents, The 9th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, Amsterdam, Sept 14-16, 2009, Springer

 

Wan Ching Ho, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Mei Yii Lim, Sibylle Enz, Carsten Zoll,  and Scott Watson, Towards Learning 'Self' and Emotional Knowledge in Social and Cultural Human-Agent Interactions, International Journal of Agent Technologies and Systems, 1(3), 2009, IGI Global

 

Patricia A. Vargas, Wan Ching Ho, Mei Yii Lim, Sibylle Enz, Ylva Fernaeus and Ruth Aylett, To Forget or Not to Forget:Towards a Roboethical Memory Control, Proceedings of the Killer Robots or Friendly Fridges: the Social Understanding of Artificial Intelligence Symposium, AISB'09, Edinburgh, April 6-9, 2009

 

Mei Yii Lim & Ruth Aylett, Emotion and Story as Memory Organisers and Retrievers, Memories For Life Colloquium: The Future of Our Past, London, December 12, 2006

 

Educational Role-Play Game

 
Mei Yii Lim, Karin Leichtenstern, Michael Kriegel, Sibylle Enz, Ruth Aylett, Natalie Vannini, Lynne Hall, Paola Rizzo, Technology-Enhanced Role-Play for Social and Emotional Learning Context - Intercultural Empathy, Special Issue Journal of Entertainment Computing, 2(4):223-231, 2011, Elsevier Editorial System

 

M.Kriegel, M. Y. Lim, R. Aylett, K. Leichtenstern, L. Hall, P. Rizzo, A Case Study In Multimodal Interaction Design For Autonomous Game Characters, 3rd International Workshop on Multimodal Output Generation, 6th July 2010, Dublin, pp. 15-26

 

Paola Rizzo, Michael Kriegel, Rui Figueiredo, Mei Yii Lim and Ruth Aylett, Want to Know How to Play the Game? Ask the ORACLE!, The 9th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, Amsterdam, Sept 14-16, 2009, Springer

Mei Yii Lim, Michael Kriegel, Ruth Aylett, Sibylle Enz, Natalie Vannini, Lynne Hall, Paola Rizzo and Karin Leichtenstern, Technology-Enhanced Role-Play for Intercultural Learning Context, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Entertainment Computing, Paris, France, September 3-5, 2009, Springer

 

Mei Yii Lim, Ruth Aylett, Sibylle Enz, Michael Kriegel, Natalie Vannini, Lynne Hall and Susan Jones, Towards Intelligent Computer Assisted Educational Role-Play, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on E-Learning and Games, Banff, Canada, August 9-11, 2009, Springer

 

Ruth Aylett, Michael Kriegel, Mei Yii Lim, João Dias, Karin Leichtenstern, Wan Ching Ho and Paola Rizzo, ORIENT: interactive agents for stage-based role-play, Demo at AAMAS 09, Budapest, Hungary, May 10-15, 2009

 

Michael Kriegel, Mei Yii Lim, Asad Nazir, Ruth Aylett, Alison Cawsey, Sibylle, Enz, Paola Rizzo and Lynne Hall, ORIENT: An Inter-Cultural Role-Play Game, Narrative in Interactive Learning Environments Conference, Edinburgh, Aug 6-8, 2008

 

Intelligent Affective Mobile Tour Guide

 

Mei Yii Lim and Ruth Aylett, Intelligent Mobile Tour Guide, Symposium on Narrative AI and Intelligent Serious Games for Education, AISB'07, Newcastle, April 2-5, 2007

 

Mei Yii Lim, Ruth Aylett & Christian Martyn Jones, Affective and Persuasive Guide, Workshop on Communication and Emotion, HUMAINE Network of Excellence, Trento, November 17-18, 2005

 

Mei Yii Lim, Ruth Aylett & Christian Martyn Jones, Affective Guide with Attitude, 1st International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, LNCS 3784, Beijing, October 22-24, 2005

 

Mei Yii Lim, Ruth Aylett & Christian Martyn Jones, Emotive Tour Guide System, Doctoral Consortium, The 19th British HCI Group Annual Conference, Edinburgh, UK, September 5-9, 2005, ISBN 1-902505-69-7

 

Mei Yii Lim, Ruth Aylett & Christian Martyn Jones, Empathic Interaction with a Virtual Guide, Proceedings of the Joint Symposium on Virtual Social Agents, pp. 122-129, AISB 2005 Convention, April 12-15, 2005, ISBN 1-902956-49-2

 

Mei Yii Lim, Ruth Aylett & Christian Martyn Jones, Empathic Virtual Tour Guide, Seventh Annual Parliamentary Reception for Younger Researchers in Science, Engineering, Medicine and Technology, House of Common, London, March 14, 2005

 

Narrative System

 

M. Guerini, O. Stock, M. Zancanaro, D.J. O’Keefe, I. Mazzotta, F. de Rosis, I. Poggi, M. Y. Lim, R. Aylett, Approaches to Verbal Persuasion in Intelligent User Interfaces, The HUMAINE Handbook on Emotion-Oriented Systems Technologies, P. Petta, R. Cowie and C. Pelachaud (Eds.), Springer (Awaiting publication)

 

Mei Yii Lim and Ruth Aylett, Narrative Construction in a Mobile Tour Guide, The 4th International Conference on Virtual Storytelling, Saint Malo, France, Dec 5-7, 2007

 

Virtual Environments, Graphics

 

Mei Yii Lim & Ruth Aylett, MY Virtual Graffiti System, The 2004 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo(ICME'2004), Taiwan, Taipei, June 27-30, 2004, ISBN 0-7803-8604-3

 

Mei Yii Lim & Ruth Aylett, Interactive Virtual Graffiti System, IEEE Virtual Reality International Conference 2004 Proceedings, pp. 131-138, Laval, France, May 12-14, 2004, ISBN 2-9515730-3-0

 

Research Interests

Emotional virtual agents modelling, Memory modelling, Narrative systems, Human-computer interaction, Multimodal interaction, Educational games, Virtual environments

 

Invited Talks

Emotional Virtual Agents: Theories and Applications, Department of Computer Science Seminar, Liverpool Hope University, 3rd November 2009

 

Papers reviewer

 

2010        The International Journal of Arts and Technology (IJART)

The 8th International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering

The 9th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems  (AAMAS 2010)

The IADIS Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction Conference

Workshop on User Models for Motivational Systems (in conjunction with UMAP 2010)

The 3nd International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS 2010)

 

2009        The 2nd International Conference on Digital Storytelling 2009 (ICIDS 2009)

The 9th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents 2009 (IVA 2009)

 

 

Program Committee

Co-Organiser of the “The 2nd Symposium on Human Memory for Artificial Agents” at AISB 2011 Convention (http://homepages.feis.herts.ac.uk/~comqwch/HMAA11.html) 

Workshop/Tutorial Chair of The 3rd International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling 2010

Co-Organiser of the “Remembering Who We Are – Human Memory for Artificial Agents Symposium” at AISB 2010 Convention (http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~myl/AISBRWWA.html)