Nastaran is a PhD student in the Empathic Computing Laboratory, at the University of Auckland under Prof Mark Billinghurst supervision. She is working on emotional data collection and emotion recognition during the conversation using behavioural cues and physiological changes.
She got her master degree in Computer Architecture at Isfahan University of Technology in Iran in medical image processing. Before her PhD, she worked as a lecturer in some universities in Iran, and a software developer in a company which is the leading provider of banking software solutions in Iran.
Saffaryazdi, N., Gharibnavaz, A., & Billinghurst, M. (2022). Octopus Sensing: A Python library for human behavior studies. Journal of Open Source Software, 7(71), 4045.
Saffaryazdi, N., Goonesekera, Y., Saffaryazdi, N., Hailemariam, N. D., Temesgen, E. G., Nanayakkara, S., ... & Billinghurst, M. (2022, March). Emotion Recognition in Conversations Using Brain and Physiological Signals. In 27th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (pp. 229-242).
Barde, A., Saffaryazdi, N., Withana, P., Patel, N., Sasikumar, P., & Billinghurst, M. (2019, October). Inter-brain connectivity: Comparisons between real and virtual environments using hyperscanning. In 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality Adjunct (ISMAR-Adjunct) (pp. 338-339). IEEE.