Ioannis Pavlidis

Eckhard-Pfeiffer Professor, University of Houston

Dr. Pavlidis is the Eckhard-Pfeiffer Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Computational Physiology Laboratory at the University of Houston. His research is funded by multiple sources including the National Science Foundation, transportation agencies, and medical institutions. He has published extensively in the areas of affective computing, data science, and science of science. He was the first to conceive and develop contact-free methods for measuring physiological variables, including electrodermal activity, breathing, and heart function, which he used to study stress in the wild. Accordingly, Dr. Pavlidis is well-known for his work on stress and its effects on human-human and human-machine interactions. Dr. Pavlidis is also known for his studies on science convergence.


  • Affective Computing
  • Data Science
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Thermal Imaging
  • Science Convergence