Social Applications

The analysis of visual information, such as images and video, finds diverse social, behavioral and societal applications. For example, image analysis to find frequent appearances of the same groups of people in photos can help establish social networks, while facial expression analysis from images/video can be beneficial for assessing and tracking mood, stress, etc.

In our collaborative research with Boston University’s School of Social Work, we have studied image analysis approaches to help with the  diagnosis and treatment of the hoarding disorder.