Catherine Pelachaud is Director of Research at CNRS in the laboratory LTCI, TELECOM ParisTech. Her research interest includes embodied conversational agent, nonverbal communicative and emotional communication, multimodal expressive behaviors and human-machine interaction. She has been and is still involved in several European projects related to multimodal communication, to believable embodied conversational agents, emotion and social behaviors. She was the secretary of the Humaine association from 2007 to 2009. Since 2009 she has been part of its executive committee. She has also been on the organizing and program committees of the ACII conferences.