Temitayo Olugbade

Temitayo Olugbade
PhD Student
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+44 (0)20 3108 7053 (x57053)
Room: 2.04
UCLIC, University College London
66 - 72 Gower Street
London, WC1E 6EA
United Kingdom

Brief biography

  • MSc (Distinction) Intelligent Systems
    University of Sussex, Falmer, United Kingdom
  • IEEE Certified Biometrics Professional
  • BSc (First Class Honours) Computer Engineering
    Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Research Interests

embodied intelligent behaviour that adapts to human cognitive and affective states

Current Research

With the aim of equipping technology to address the psychological barriers to physical functioning in chronic pain, I am investigating and developing systems for the automatic detection of levels of pain-related affective states. My focus is on the detection of pain, movement confidence, and emotional distress from bodily expressions and muscle activation during physical activity using machine learning algorithms on motion capture and surface electromyography data. I also investigate the development of low-cost wearable devices to enable the ubiquitous monitoring of the afore-mentioned states.


  • 2012 - Presidential Special Scholarship Scheme for Innovation and Development
    PhD full tuition with living allowance
  • 2011 - National Information Technology Development Fund
    MSc full tuition with living allowance
  • 2010 - Egbe Omo Odu'a Inc of South Florida merit award
    cash prize for outstanding undergraduate performance

Public Engagement and Talks

  • Interview on UCL RareFM HaveYouTriedScience? show (April 2016)
  • Seminar at Affectiva, Massachusetts, United States (May 2016)

Research Publications

Temitayo Olugbade, N Bianchi-Berthouze, Nicolai Marquardt, AC Williams Pain Level Recognition using Kinematics and Muscle Activity for Physical Rehabilitation in Chronic Pain 2015 International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), Conference proceeding, Xian, PEOPLES R CHINA
Temitayo Olugbade, MSH Aung, Nicolai Marquardt, N Bianchi-Berthouze, ACDEC Williams Bi-Modal Detection of Painful Reaching for Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Systems 2014 ICMI '14: 2014 International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, Conference proceeding, Istanbul, Turkey