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Signal Processing in the Workplace [Social Sciences]

In this paper, a framework developed with collaborators in organizational psychology is described, aimed at inferring high-level constructs of interest in the workplace from nonverbal behavior. We summarize our experience tackling two tasks: identifying emergent leaders in small groups and assessing the hirability of candidates in employment interviews.

The examples discussed in this paper have been recorded in a standard lab setting [9], in which sensors are fixed in a specific environment that volunteer participants have to visit, but also in moderately in-the-wild settings, where a portable sensing solution has been used to bring participants to quiet indoor environments for recordings [5], which gives flexibility for volunteer recruits.