The Rapport Project

Conversational rapport refers to a close and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups involved understand each other's feelings and ideas and engage in effective communication, which leads to better quality relationships in the classroom or the workplace.  This project is interested in using computer vision and computational linguistics technologies to understand how synchrony, symmetry, nonverbal behavior, and a variety of inter- and intra-personal measures interact to create (or fail to create) rapport in a dyad.