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Expert in Body Language Analysis, Emotion Recognition, Micro Expression Recognition & FACS

Expert ID: 729543 New Jersey, USA

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Expert has applied her expertise in the Facial Action Coding System and micro expression recognition to analyze consumer reactions to products and stimuli. She has identified behaviors and classified them to assess participants true feelings about products as compared to self reporting. These assessments have helped clients to better judge engagement and interest from participants and provided an added scientifically based research tool.

Expert coaches executives and individuals looking to improve their presentation and image via a body language assessment. Most people do not realize that fifty to eighty percent of communication is through body language and therefore everything that people do is meaningful. Expert assists individuals to identify their particular nonverbal behaviors and trains them in proper techniques to eliminate and replace behaviors that weaken the image of the individual with behavior that help them stand out and create a positive impression.

Expert specializes in analyzing individuals for deception. She has spent the better part of a decade working directly with top interpersonal deception researchers and government organizations to identify behavioral patterns of a liar. Expert's behavioral coding has assisted with the creation of automated facial expression detectors. Expert consults with TSA to help improve training for behavior detection officers. Expert's expertise has been showcased on the Discovery Channel. Using her deception detection skills, Expert provides consulting to financial clients seeking guidance on reliability of a potential business deal. Expert also provides her expertise to assess credibility of employment candidates providing clients with analysis of candidates behavior and suggestions for hire.

Expert provides training to individuals and organizations on reading body language in others. Her training has helped counselors, lawyers and judges become more conscious of behavioral tells in turn improving their decision making and interviewing skills.

She is experienced in real time behavioral assessment. She has been contracted to attend business and investment meetings under an alias in order to assess the body language, facial expressions and other non verbal cues that may signal deception. She has been contracted to participate in TSA focus groups to assess the training needs of behavioral detection officers.She has been contracted to review video taped interviews for security positions in the NSA and to analyze the micro facial expressions and create behavioral maps that outline the expressions and behavior with the applicants words to assess credibility and truthfulness. She has consulted on the development of real time facial expression detectors to aid in the review and assessment of the actual capabilities of such software and the reliability of their data capture.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2005 Degree: MA Subject: Communication Institution: Rutgers The State University of New Jersey
Year: 2001 Degree: BA Subject: Communication Institution: Rutgers The State University of New Jersey

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2006 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department: Responsibilities: Owner of a behavioral science consulting company providing expertise in Facial Action Coding System, behavior observation and analysis and emotion recognition. Also provide training. Approved Trainer in Evaluating Truth and Emotional Skills for Paul Ekman International.
Years: 2003 to 2006 Employer: Rutgers The State University Title: Project Director Department: Communication Responsibilities: Lead manager for the East Coast Deception Detection Laboratory at Rutgers University. Delivered FACS coding, training and analysis on cutting edge deception detection projects. Developed experimental design and oversaw the running of deception experients. Analysed behavior and prepared results for publication.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2006 to 2010 Agency: Department of Homeland Security Role: Consultant Description: She led a major multi year research project into detecting deception and mal intent vide analysis and coding of video recorded interviews of suspects interrogations and inmate interrogations.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2011 to Present Country / Region: United Kingdom Summary: She is an approved trainer for Paul Ekman International delivering core courses on Evaluating Truth and Credibility and Emotion Skills

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Facial Action Coding System Certified;
METT (Micro Expression) Certification: Expert level;
SETT (Subtle Expression) Certification: Expert Level;
Analytic Interviewing Certification.
Publications and Patents Summary
She has 1 patent pending and 2 publications presented at ICA and APA.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Micro Expression Recognition: Learn how to spot signs of concealed emotion.
Emotion Recognition: 7 Universal Expressions of Emotion
Deception Detection: What clues in the body and face give away a liar.
Other Relevant Experience
FACS: Coding of facial movements using a systematic tool called the Facial Action Coding System.
Hot Spotting: Behavioral analysis for purpose of identifying deception (in person or via recorded media).
Coaching: Building awareness to one's own body language and how certain behavior may be barriers to effective communication.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Polish Polish has been her native tongue. She speaks it proficiently and also reads.
French She has a strong grasp of the French language having completed grammar school in Montreal, Canada.
English She has complete proficiency in the English language.

Fields of Expertise

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