Sylwia Hyniewska is a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Bath. Currently she works on emotion perception modification (Department of Psychology) and on behaviour change (Department of Computer Science).
In 2013-21014 she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the SATO Psycho-Neuro Science Laboratory.
She worked with Wataru Sato on how observers' facial expressions influence judgments of other individuals' states. The methodology that Sylwia developed is now being applied to the clinical population, particularly to study emotion perception in children with the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Schizophrenia.
Sylwia obtained her Ph.D degree in March 2013 from University of Geneva (Graduate School at the Swiss Center for
Affective Sciences) and the ParisTech Institute of Science and Technology (EDITE de Paris).
She has been working on emotional behaviours applied to the Affective Computing domain at the Greta Team, with prof. Catherine Pelachaud from 2008 to 2013.
Her background is in Affective and Clinical Psychology. In 2008 she submitted her Master thesis on the recognition of facial expressions of emotions, and in 2006, a thesis on Emotional learning of subliminally presented facial expressions.
From May to September 2011 she was a Visiting Scholar at University Southern California, Institute of Creative Technologies (USC - ICT). Her work, supervised by prof. Jonathan Gratch, focused on emotional expressions in the context of student negotiation tasks.
In 2005-2006, Sylwia did a scientific internship at the University of Warsaw, following classes at the faculty of Psychology.