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Photo of Emilie Jean-BaptisteEmilie m.d. jean-baptiste

Post-doctoral Fellow

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

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Emilie received her BSc degree in Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering from the University of Bordeaux, France (2006-2009). She pursued her studies in Brescia in Italy and Paris in France, where she received an international MSc degree in Mechatronic systems for rehabilitation from the University of Pierre and Marie Curie, France (2009-2011).

Since 2016, Emilie holds a Ph.D in Computer and Systems Engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK. As a Ph.D candidate, she worked in a European project that focused on the design of an assistive system for stroke survivors (i.e., In this project, she was in charge of developing a planning system and a user's error recognition module able to automatically provide appropriate recommendations to stroke survivors during their activities of daily living. To do so, she used various artificial intelligent algorithms, focused on Markov Decision Processes, Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes and successfully explored novel ideas.

Emilie's current work at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and IATSL aims at developing a cross-task and cross-system recommendations planning module for an assistive system that helps individuals with dementia (i.e., COACH). Her second goal is to work on the transfer of this system to an assistive robotic platform, in order to further improve its flexibility and performance. She is currently involved in the project Ubiquitous robotics to support older adutls with dementia.

Key Publications

E. M. D. Jean-Baptiste, P. Rotshtein, M. Russell, "CogWatch: Automatic prompting system for stroke survivors during activities of daily living", Submitted to the Journal of Innovation in Digital Ecosystems, 2016

E. M. D. Jean-Baptiste, J. Howe, P. Rotshtein, M. Russell, "Intelligent Agent-based System to Assist Stroke Survivors", Submitted to the Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, 2016

E. M. D. Jean-Baptiste, P. Rotshtein, M. Russell, "POMDP based Action Planning and Human Error Detection", In the proceedings of the IFIP International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications & Innovations (AIAI-2015)

E. M. D. Jean-Baptiste, J. Howe, P. Rotshtein, M. Russell, "CogWatch: Intelligent Agent-based System to Assist Stroke Survivors During Tea-Making", In Proceedings of the IEEE - SAI Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys 2015)

R. Nabiei, M. Parekh, E. M. D. Jean-Baptiste, P. Jancovic, M. Russell, "Object-centred recognition of human activity for assistance and rehabilitation of stroke patients", In the proceedings of the IEEE Int. Conf. On Healthcare Informatics (ICHI 2015)

J. Pflügler, A. Schlegel, E. M. D. Jean-Baptiste, P. Rotshtein, M. Pastorino, J. Rojo, J. M. Cogollor, M. T. Arredondo, M. M. N Bienkiewicz, J. Hermsdörfer, "Using human-computer interface for rehabilitation of activities of daily living (ADL) in stroke patients. Lessons from the first prototype", In Proceedings of the International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (ICNR 2014)

E. M. D. Jean-Baptiste, M. Russell, P. Rotshtein, "Assistive System for People with Apraxia Using A Markov Decision Process", Studies in health technology and informatics, 2014