Gerwin Harris Huizing

Master of Science


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Research interests

My current research interest is the multiparty interaction between several Embodied Conversational Coaches and older adults in a lifestyle coaching setting. I wonder what the possible advantages and disadvantages of a multiple coaches approach as compared to a single coach approach are. This involves questions about many subjects such as, for example, realism of the interactions in the group, group pressure, group dynamics, trust, roles of the coaches, and presentation of differing perspectives and opinions.


I have worked on helping to organise the course Conversational Agents, and will be guiding students that help us work on the Council of Coaches project.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Leiden University


Bachelor, Leiden University


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Research Output

  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Paper
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    Integrating argumentation with social conversation between multiple virtual coaches

    Kantharaju, R. B., Pease, A., Reidsma, D., Pelachaud, C., Snaith, M., Bruijnes, M., Klaassen, R., Beinema, T., Huizing, G., Simonetti, D., Heylen, D. & Den Akker, H. O., Jul 2019, IVA 2019 - Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 203-205 3 p.

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    A Demonstration of Multi-Party Dialogue Using Virtual Coaches: The First Council of Coaches Demonstrator

    Snaith, M., op den Akker, H., Beinema, T. C., Bruijnes, M., Fides-Valero, Á., Huizing, G. H., Kantharaju, R., Klaassen, R., Konsolakis, K., Reidsma, D. & Weusthof, M. H. H., Sep 2018, Computational Models of Argument. Modgil, S., Budzynska, K., Lawrence, J. & Budzynska, K. (eds.). IOS Press, p. 473-474 2 p. (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications; vol. 305).

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