I am a passionate AI researcher and entrepreneur, interested in finding solutions for real-world problems. My experiences in academia and in the startup world enabled me to combine scientific methods with problem-oriented strategies to find solutions that bring value to society. I am a co-founder of TalkMeUp and have led the product and research development during my time as CTO. My experiences in academia helped me to identify cutting edge technology that can serve customers to improve their communication skills through automatic feedback. During my PhD journey, I have developed algorithms that can detect stress from facial expressions, enthusiasm in public speaking, and emotions combining attributes from gestures, facial expressions and vocal tonality.