Aniket Bera

Visiting Assistant Research Professor
5144 Iribe Center
(301) 405-4209
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Computer Science)

Aniket Bera is a visiting assistant research professor in the Department of Computer Science with appointments/affiliations in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, the Maryland Robotics Center, and the Brain and Behavior Institute.

His core research interests are in affective computing, computer graphics (AR/VR, augmented intelligence, multi-agent simulation), social robotics, autonomous agents, cognitive modeling and planning for intelligent characters.

Bera is a faculty member in the Geometric Algorithms for Modeling, Motion, and Animation (GAMMA) group and has advised and co-advised multiple M.S. and Ph.D. students.

He has authored more than 60 papers, over 1200 citations and his work has won multiple awards at top graphics/VR conferences.

Bera also works with the University of Maryland at Baltimore Medical School to build algorithms and systems to help therapists and doctors detect mental health and social anxiety issues. His research involves novel combinations of methods and collaborations in machine learning, computational psychology, computer graphics, and physically-based simulation to develop real-time computational models to learn human behaviors.

Bera previously worked in several research labs, including Disney Research, Intel, and the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing.

His research has been featured on CBS, WIRED, Forbes, FastCompany, and The Times of India. Bera is also the founder of Project Dost.

He comes to UMD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC Chapel Hill), where he was a research assistant professor.

Bera received his doctorate in computer science from UNC Chapel Hill in 2017.

Go here to view Bera’s academic publications on Google Scholar.