Evgenia Hristova

 

Positions

á       Assistant Professor in Experimental Psychology, NBU

á       Director of the Cognitive Science Program, NBU

á       Director of Neuroscience Lab, CEECS, NBU

á       Manager of HiLab – Usability Research, CEECS, NBU

 

Degrees

á       PhD in Cognitive Science - New Bulgarian University,
PhD thesis ÔPrisonerŐs Dilemma Game: Cognitive Aspects of Judgment and Decision MakingŐ

á       MSc in Marketing - University of National and World Economics,
Master thesis ÔThe Psychology of AdvertisingŐ

 

Research interests

á       Decision making

á       Game theory

á       Art perception

á       Moral judgments

á       Usability, human-computer interaction

á       Consumer behaviour

á       Eye-tracking studies

á       Physiological signals

 

Projects

á       SF-HEAT: A Sustainable Framework for Higher Education in Aeronautical Technologies, financed by the EC, TEMPUS (2010-2012) - researcher

á       RASCALLI: Responsive Artificial Situated Cognitive Agents Living and Learning on the Internet, financed by the EC, 6th Framework Programme (2005-2008) - researcher

á       WELKOM: Work with E-learning and Knowledge Operational Management, financed by the EC, Leonardo Da Vinci Programme (2004-2007) - researcher

 

Membership

á       Cognitive Science society

á       EuCog III – 3rd European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics

á       EuCog II - 2nd European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics

á       COST 2102 - European Science Foundation (ESF) funded Research Network: Cross-Modal Analysis of Verbal and Non-verbal Communication

 

Contact information

Central and East European Center for Cognitive Science

New Bulgarian University

21 Montevideo Str.
Sofia 1618

Bulgaria
phone: (+3592) 8110416


fax: (+3592) 8110421


e-mail: ehristova@cogs.nbu.bg

 

 

Publications

 

Hristova, E., & Grinberg, M. (2015). Should Robots Kill? Moral Judgments for Actions of Artificial Cognitive Agents. In G. Airenti, B. Bara, & G. Sandini (Eds.) Proceedings of the EuroAsianPacific Joint Conference on Cognitive Science (pp. 306-311) . CEUR – Workshop Proceedings. ISSN 1613-0073

Hristova, E., & Grinberg, M. (2015). Influence of Induced Mood on the Rating of Emotional Valence and Intensity of Facial Expressions. In Advances in Neural Networks: Computational and Theoretical Issues (pp. 303-310). Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-18164-6.

Hristova, E., Kadreva, V., & Grinberg, M. (2014). Moral Judgments and Emotions: Exploring the Role of ÔInevitability of deathŐ andÔInstrumentality of harmŐ.  In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society

Hristova, E., Kadreva, V., & Grinberg, M. (2014). Emotions and Moral Judgment: A Multimodal Analysis. In Recent Advances of Neural Network Models and Applications (pp. 413-421). Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-04129-2.

Grinberg, M., Hristova, E., Moudova, M., & Boster, J. (2014). Conceptual Spaces for Emotion Identification and Alignment. In Recent Advances of Neural Network Models and Applications (pp. 405-412). Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-04129-2.

Hristova, E., Grinberg, M., Georgieva, I. & Borisova, M. (2013). Cooperation in PrisonerŐs Dilemma Game: Influence of PlayersŐ Social Roles. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Grinberg, M., Hristova, E. & Borisova, M. (2012). Cooperation in PrisonerŐs Dilemma Game: Influence of Social Realations. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 408 - 413). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. ISBN: 978-0-9768318-8-4

Hristova, E. & Grinberg, M. (2011). Time Course of Eye Movements during Painting Perception. In Kokinov, B., Karmiloff-Smith, A., Nersessian, N. (Eds). European Perspectives on Cognitive Science. New Bulgarian University Press. 6 pages, ISBN 978-954-535-660-5

Hristova, E., & Grinberg, M. (2011). Multi-Modal Analysis of Decision Making in the PrisonerŐs Dilemma Game. In Apolloni, B., Bassis, S., Esposito, A., Morabito, C. F. (Eds.). Neural Nets WIRN10 - Proceedings of the 20th Italian Workshop on Neural Nets, FAIA, vol. 226. IOS press, pp. 311 – 318

Hristova, E., Georgieva, S. & Grinberg, M. (2011). Top-Down Influences on Eye-Movements During Painting Perception: The Effect of Task and Titles. In: A. Esposito et al. (Eds.): COST 2102 Int. Training School 2010 (Toward Autonomous, Adaptive, and Context-Aware Multimodal Interfaces: Theoretical and Practical Issues), LNCS 6456, pp. 104--115. Springer, Heidelberg.

Grinberg, M., Hristova E., & Lalev, E. (2010) Models for cooperative decisions in prisonerŐs dilemma, In Nefti, S. & Gray, J. (eds.). Advances in Cognitive Systems, IET, London, pp. 169-207.

Hristova, E. & Grinberg, M.  (2010). Testing Two Explanations for the Disjunction Effect in PrisonerŐs Dilemma Games: Complexity and Quasi-Magical Thinking. Proceedings of the 32th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society

Hristova, E., Gerganov, A., Georgieva, S. & Todorova, E. (2010). Eye-Movements of Dyslexic Children Reading in Regular Orthography: Exploring Word  Frequency and Length Effects. Proceedings of the 32th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society.

Hristova, E. & Grinberg, M. (2010). How we look at paintings: the influence of the viewerŐs task. 4rd International Conference on Cognitive Science, extended abstract.

Hristova, E., Grinberg, M., & Lalev, E. (2009). Biosignal based emotion analysis of human-agent interactions. In Esposito, A. & Vich, R. (Eds.). Cross-Modal Analysis of Speech, Gestures, Gaze and Facial expressions, LNAI 5641, pp. 63-75, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Grinberg, M. & Hristova, E. (2009). SARL: A Computational Reinforcement Learning Model with Selective Attention. In N.A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society.

Hristova, E., Gerganov, A., Todorova, E. (2008). Eye-movements in Reading: Length and Frequency Effects in 9-12 years old children. Proceedings of Second European Congress of Early Prevention in Children with Verbal Communication Disorders

Hristova, E., & Grinberg, M. (2008). Disjunction effect in prisoner's dilemma: Evidences from an eye-tracking study. In B. C. Love, K. McRae, & V. M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1225-1230). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Grinberg, M. & Hristova, E. (2007). Is Cooperation in the Iterated PrisonerŐs Dilemma Game Due to Social Interaction? EuroCogSci07: The second European Cognitive Science Conference, Delphi, Greece, May 23-27.

Grinberg, M. & Hristova E. (2007). The role of Usability testing in an integrated approach to CAT deployment: Experience from the WELKOM project, 3rd International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST), 3-6 March, 2007 Barcelona, Spain.

Grinberg, M., Hristova, E., & Popova, M. (2006). Applicability of Eye-Tracking Information Acquisition Methods for Studying the Strategy Dynamics in the Iterated PrisonerŐs Dilemma Game. CogSci 2006, The 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Vancouver, July 26-29, Position paper in the workshop: What have eye movements told us so far, and what is next.

Grinberg, M. & Hristova, E. (2006). Cooperation in the PD game: Effects of the available information. Proceedings of the second biennial conference on cognitive science, St Petersburg, 9-13 June 2006.

Hristova, E. & Grinberg, M., (2005) Information Acquisition in the Iterated PrisonerŐs Dilemma Game: An Eye-Tracking Study. Proceedings of the XXVII Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Elbraum, NJ.

Hristova, E. & Grinberg, M., (2005) Investigation of Context Effects in Iterated PrisonerŐs Dilemma Game. In: Dey, A., Kokinov, B., Leake, D., Turner, R. (Eds.) Modeling and Using Context. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence), vol. 3554, Springer Verlag.

Hristova, . & Grinberg, M., (2005). Eye-tracking applications in decision-making research. Proceedings of the Balkan Conference of young scientists, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Grinberg, M., Hristova, E., Popova, M., & Haltakov, V. (2005). Strategies in Playing Iterated PrisonerŐs Dilemma Game: An Information Acquisition Study. In: Kokinov, B. (ed.) Advances in Cognitive Economics. Sofia, NBU Press.

Popivanov, D., Stomonyakov, V., Minchev, Z., Jivkova, S., Dojnov, P., Jivkov, S., Hristova, E., Kosev, S. (2006). Multifractality of decomposed EEG during imaginary and real visual-motor tracking. Byological Cybernetics, 94,2:149-156.

Popivanov, D., Stomonyakov, G., Nicolova, G., Hristova, E. (2003). Concordance in EEG oscillations during motor imagery. €”‘ˆŠ ’ˆ 眑‹ˆð–ˆ˜ˆ ˆˆŠŒ“Ř ’ˆ ’ˆ—˜Œ, 56, No 10, pp. 81-88.

Hristova, E. & Grinberg, M., (2004) Context Effects on Scale Formation in the Iterated PrisonerŐs Dilemma Games. Proceedings of the First European conference in Cognitive Economics ECCE1, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.

Popivanov, D., Stomonyakov, V., Minchev, Z., Jivkova, S., Dojnov, P., Christova, E. (2005). Fractal properties of EEG rhythms during cognitive task performance. III National Congress of the Bulgarian Society for Neuroscience, Sofia.

 

Conference presentations

Hristova, E. & Grinberg, M. (2010). Skin-conductance as a tool to assess emotions during decision making. COST 2102 Conference on Analysis of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication  and Enactment: the Processing Issues. September 2010, Budapest, Hungary, talk.

Hristova, E. & Grinberg, M. (2010). Biosignals and decision making. COST 2102 Special Session inside the 20th Italian Workshop on Neural Networks, May 2010, Vietri-sul-Mare, Italy, talk.

Grinberg, M., Hristova, E., & Georgieva, S. (2009). Looking at paintings: The influence of titles. 15th European Conference on Eye Movements, abstract, talk.

Hristova, E., & Grinberg, M. (2008). Investigation of the PlayersŐs Selective Attention in the PrisonnerŐs Dilemma Game. 3rd International Conference on Cognitive Science, Moscow, June 20-26, Proceedings, p. 62, extended abstract, talk.

Kuzmova., G., Hristova, E., & Grinberg, M. (2008). Effects of action orientation on coping with negativity in prisoners dilemma game playing, Cogsci 2008, Washington, July 22-26, proceedings, abstract, poster

Popova, M., Hristova, E., & Grinberg, M. (2007). Comparison of two process tracing methods in iterated Prisoner's Dilemma game, 14th European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM), 19-23 August 2007, Potsdam, Germany, abstract, poster.

Grinberg, M. & Hristova E. (2007). SARL: A Computational Reinforcement Learning Model with Selective Attention, 14th European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM), 19-23 August 2007, Potsdam, Germany, abstract

Hristova E., Gerganov, A. & Grinberg M. (2007). How users adapt to new web applications: Evidence from eye-tracking studies, Symposium: Eye tracking as a scientific key to the future of usability research, the 14th European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM), 19-23 August 2007, Potsdam, Germany, abstract, talk

Gerganov, A., Hristova, ., Hristova, M. & Shahbazyan, L. (2007). Can verbs make us look up or down?, 14th European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM), 19-23 August 2007, Potsdam, Germany, abstract, poster

Hristova, E. (2007) Usability testing during the whole cycle of CAT deployment: case studies in three companies, 26th European congress on Psychology, 3-6 July 2007, Prague, Czech Republic, invited simposium

Hristova, E. (2007). Measuring attention to ads and brands: eye-tracking studies., Workshop on The Semiotic Study of Brands. 13th Early fall school in semiotics ŇSociosemioticsÓ, EFSSŐ2007, 8-18 September 2007, Sozopol, Bulgaria

Dimitrov, R., Hristova, E., Grinberg, M. & Trifonova, M. (2007). Semantic Structure of Emotion Concepts in Patients with Schizophrenia., Poster presented at 9th ECNP Regional Meeting, Sofia, Bulgaria, 27 – 29 April 2007.

Grinberg, M. & Hristova, E. (2007). Usability and Educational Efficiency of CAT Systems., Symposium presentation at Training Fair AUKERA, Irun, Spain, 26 April 2007.

Grinberg, M. & Hristova, E. (2006). Evolution of conceptual spaces, 12th Early Fall School in Semiotics ăSemiotics, Image and NarrationÓ, 11-18 September 2006, Sozopol

Grinberg, M., Hristova, E., Gerganov, E., & Djalev L. (2006). Developing an Integrated Methodology for CAT System Deployment (The WELKOM Project), 26th International Congress of Applied Psychology, July 16-21, Athens, Greece, symposium.

Grinberg, M. & Hristova, E. (2006).Usability Testing for Efficient Development of CAT Systems, 26th International Congress of Applied Psychology, July 16-21, Athens, Greece. 

Grinberg, M., Gerganov, E., Hristova, E., & Pavlova, R. (2005). Evolution of concept maps, ESF Exploratory Workshop on UNDERSTANDING THE DYNAMICS OF KNOWLEDGE, 17-19 November 2005, CertosadiPontignano, Siena, Italy, talk.

Hristova, E.&Grinberg, M., (2005) Investigation of Context Effects in Iterated PrisonerŐs Dilemma Game. In: Dey, A., Kokinov, B., Leake, D., Turner, R. (Eds.) Modeling and Using Context. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence), vol. 3554, Springer Verlag. pp. 183-196