Andrea Kleinsmith is an Assistant Professor of Human-Centered Computing in the Department of Information Systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Dr. Kleinsmith‘s primary research interests are in Human-Computer Interaction and Affective Computing and focus on measuring and modeling nonverbal communication. Her aim is to build affect recognition training systems for complex real world situations in the wild with populations such as first responders and other emergency services. Prior to joining UMBC, Andrea held postdoctoral researcher positions in the Virtual Experiences Research Group in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Department at the University of Florida and in the Embodied AudioVisual Interaction Group at Goldsmiths, University of London in the UK. She received a PhD in Computer Science from University College London, UK, an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Aizu in Japan, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Oregon.