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Since 2017, Sylwia Hyniewska has been a Researcher at the Bioimaging Research Center, World Hearing Center, Warsaw. Previously, as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bath, she worked on the modification of emotion perception (Department of Psychology) and on behaviour change (Department of Computer Science).

In 2013-2014, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the SATO Psycho-Neuro Science Laboratory. There, she worked with Wataru Sato on how observers' facial expressions influence judgments of others' states. The methodology that Sylwia developed is now being applied to clinical populations, particularly to study emotion perception in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Schizophrenia.

Sylwia obtained her Ph.D degree in March 2013 from University of Geneva (Graduate School of the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences) and the ParisTech Institute of Science and Technology (EDITE de Paris).

From 2008 to 2013, Sylwia worked on emotional behaviours applied to the Affective Computing domain in the GRETA Team, with prof. Catherine Pelachaud.

Sylwia's background is in Affective and Clinical Psychology. In 2008, she submitted her Master's thesis on the recognition of facial expressions of emotions, and in 2006, a thesis on Emotional learning of subliminally presented facial expressions.

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From May to September 2011, Sylwia 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.