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Publications Currently showing all publications

Manuscripts and Under Review

  • Ong, D. C., Zaki, J., & Perry, A. (under review). Mu rhythm suppression over sensorimotor regions is associated with greater empathic accuracy.

    https://psyarxiv.com/ds9c3/

Accepted/Published

  1. Weisz, E., Ong, D. C., Carlson, R. W., & Zaki, J. (in press). Building Empathy: A Brief Intervention to Promote Social Connection. Emotion.

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  2. Jospe, K., Genzer, S., Klein-Selle, N., Ong, D. C., Zaki, J. & Perry, A. (in press). The contribution of linguistic and visual cues to physiological synchrony and empathic accuracy. Cortex.

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  3. Zhi-Xuan, T., Soh, H., & Ong, D. C. (2020). Factorized Inference in Deep Markov Models for Incomplete Multimodal Time Series. In Thirty-Fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2020).

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    [ Oral presentation by Zhi-Xuan, T.: talk slides ] [ poster pdf ] [ Oral acceptance rate: 5.9% (454/7737), overall acceptance rate: 20.56% ]

  4. Ong, D. C., Wu, Z., Zhi-Xuan, T., Reddan, M., Kahhale, I., Mattek, A., & Zaki, J. (in press). Modeling emotion in complex stories: the Stanford Emotional Narratives Dataset. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing.

    [ pre-print ] [ arXiv ] [ journal website ] [ GitHub (code) ] [ dataset information ]

  5. Ong, D. C., Soh, H., Zaki, J., & Goodman, N. D. (in press). Applying Probabilistic Programming to Affective Computing. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing.

    [ pre-print ] [ arXiv ] [ journal website ]
    Material from this paper was presented as a Tutorial at Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, in Cambridge, UK, September 2019:
    Ong, D. C., Tan, Z.-X., Soh, H., Zaki, J., & Goodman, N. D. (2019). "Integrating Theory-Driven and Data-Driven Approaches to Affective Computing via Deep Probabilistic Programming".

    and at a Tutorial at A*STAR, Singapore, June 2018.
    Ong, D. C., & Goodman, N. D. (2018). "Applying Probabilistic Programming to building Human-Centric AI Technologies".

  6. Ong, D. C., Zaki, J., & Goodman, N. D. (2019). Computational models of emotion inference in Theory of Mind: A review and roadmap. Topics in Cognitive Science. 11(2), 338-357.

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  7. Asaba, M.*, Ong, D. C.*, & Gweon, H. (2019). Integrating expectations and outcomes: Preschoolers' developing ability to reason about others' emotions. Developmental Psychology, 55(8), 1680-1693.
    * equal contribution

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  8. Wu, Z., Zhang, X., Zhi-Xuan, T., Zaki, J. & Ong, D. C. (2019). Attending to Emotional Narratives. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2019).

    [ arXiv ] [ GitHub ]
    [ Oral presentation by Ong, D. C.: talk slides ]

  9. Tan, Z.-X. & Ong, D. C. (2019). Bayesian Inference of Social Norms as Shared Constraints on Behavior. In Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 2919-2925.

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  10. Xie, Y., Bodala, I. P., Ong, D. C., Hsu, D., & Soh, H. (2019). Robot Capability and Intention in Trust-based Decisions across Tasks. In Proceedings of the 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) 2019, 39-47.

    [ pdf ] [ proceedings website ] [ Oral presentation by Xie, Y. ]

  11. Tan, Z. X.*, Goel, A.*, Nguyen, T.-S.*, & Ong, D. C. (2019). A Multimodal LSTM for Predicting Listener Empathic Responses over time. Presented at the OMG-Empathy Challenge workshop at the 14th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG) 2019.
    * equal contribution

    [ arXiv ]

  12. Ong, D. C., Goodman, N. D., & Zaki, J. (2018). Happier than thou? A self-enhancement bias in emotion attribution. Emotion, 18(1), 116-126.

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  13. Williams, W. C., Morelli, S. A., Ong, D. C., & Zaki, J. (2018). Interpersonal emotion regulation: Implications for affiliation, perceived support, relationships, and well-being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 115(2), 224-254.

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  14. Ong, D. C., Zaki., J., & Gruber, J. (2017). Increased cooperative behavior across remitted bipolar I disorder and major depression: Insights utilizing a behavioral economic trust game. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 126(1), 1-7.

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  15. Morelli, S. A., Ong, D. C., Makati, R., Jackson, M. O., & Zaki, J. (2017). Empathy and well-being correlate with centrality in different social networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(37), 9843-9847.

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    [ Washington Post ] [ Quartz ] [ Stanford News Release ] [ press ]

  16. Chen, P., Chavez, O., Ong, D. C., & Gunderson, B. (2017). Strategic Resource Use for Learning: A Self-administered Intervention that Guides Effective Resource Use Enhances Academic Performance. Psychological Science, 28(6), 774-785.

    [ pre-journal-formatted version ] [ supporting data and materials (link on OSF, the Open Science Framework; access available upon request) ] [ journal website ]
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  17. Ong, D. C.*, Asaba, M.*, & Gweon, H. (2016). Young children and adults integrate past expectations and current outcomes to reason about others' emotions. In Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 135-140.
    * equal contribution

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  18. Ong, D. C., Zaki, J. & Goodman, N. D. (2016). Emotions in lay explanations of behavior. In Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 360-365.

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  19. Devlin, H. C., Zaki., J., Ong, D. C., & Gruber, J. (2016). Tracking the emotional highs, but missing the lows: Hypomania Risk is associated with positively biased empathic accuracy inference. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 40(1), 72-79.

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  20. Nook, E., Ong, D. C., Morelli, S. A., Mitchell, J. P., & Zaki, J. (2016). Prosocial Conformity: Social norms motivate broad generosity and empathy. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42(8), 1045-1062. doi: 10.1177/0146167298248001

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    [ Scientific American article ] [ press (aps link) ]

  21. Ong, D. C., Zaki, J., & Goodman, N. D. (2015). Affective Cognition: Exploring lay theories of emotion. Cognition, 143, 141-162.

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  22. Ong, D. C., Goodman, N. D., & Zaki, J. (2015). Near-misses sting even when they are uncontrollable. In Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 1775-1780.

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  23. Phillips, J.*, Ong, D. C.*, Surtees, A. D. R., Xin, Y., Williams, S., Saxe, R., & Frank, M. C. (2015). A second look at automatic false belief representation: reconsidering Kovács, Téglás, and Endress (2010). Psychological Science, 26 (9), 1353-1367.
    * equal contribution

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    [ Blogpost by senior author Mike Frank , followup blogpost ]

  24. Devlin, H. C., Zaki., J., Ong, D. C., & Gruber, J. (2014). Not as Good as You Think? Trait Positive Emotion is Associated with Increased Self-Reported Empathy but Decreased Empathic Performance. PLOS ONE, 9(10), e110470.

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    [ Forbes ] [ HuffPost ] [ press ] [ press ] [ press ] [ press ]
    [ Nov 2014, Made it to #13 on the front page of Reddit, and #1 on r/Science, with over 6,600 upvotes and 800 comments ]
    [ Mar 2017, Made it to #1 on the front page of Reddit, with over 26,600 upvotes and 1.3k comments ]


  25. Previous work in physics and optics

  26. Leahy, B. D., Cheng, X., Ong, D. C., Liddell-Watson, C., & Cohen, I. (2013) Enhancing rotational diffusion using oscillatory shear. Physical Review Letters, 110, 228301

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  27. Ong, D. C., Solanki, S., Liang, X., & Xu, X. (2012). Analysis of laser speckle severity, granularity, and anisotropy using the power spectral density in polar-coordinate representation. Optical Engineering, 51, 054301

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  28. Gerbode, S. J., Ong, D. C., Liddell, C. M., & Cohen, I. (2010). Dislocations and vacancies in two-dimensional mixed crystals of spheres and dimers. Physical Review E, 82, 041404

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  29. Gerbode, S. J., Agarwal, U., Ong, D. C., Liddell, C. M., Escobedo, F., & Cohen, I. (2010). Glassy Dislocation Dynamics in 2-D Colloidal Dimer Crystals. Physical Review Letters, 105, 078301

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Theses & Dissertations

  • Ong, D. C. (2017). Computational Affective Cognition: Modeling Reasoning about Emotions. Doctoral Dissertation, Stanford University.

  • Ong, D. C. (2011). Serial Reciprocity: What makes us want to 'pass it on'?. Honors Thesis, Cornell University.
    * awarded summa cum laude for best thesis.

(Unpublished) Class Projects

  • Ong, D. C. (2015). Continuous emotion inference from speech signals. CS 221: Artificial Intelligence, Stanford University, Autumn 2015.

  • Ong, D. C., Soh, S., & Long, M. (2015). Extracting Aspect-level Sentiment from Product Reviews. CS 224D: Deep Learning for NLP, Stanford University, Spring 2015.

  • Ong, D. C., Chio, C., & Kek, J. (2014). Predicting mood transitions from text interactions on the Experience Project. CS 224U: Natural Language Understanding, Stanford University, Spring 2014.

  • Ong, D. C. & Shen, M. (2013). Analyzing Social Support on the Experience Project. CS 224W: Social and Information Networks, Stanford University, Fall 2013.

  • Ong, D. C. & Lui., W. H. (2013). Building an Emotional Relation Extraction Tool. CS 224N: Natural Language Processing, Stanford University, Fall 2013.
    Lui., W. H., & Ong, D. C. (2013). Sentiment Causation Extraction. (Lui's) CS 229: Machine Learning, Stanford University, Fall 2013.

  • Wu., J. Y., & Ong, D. C. (2012). Predicting Sentiment from Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews. CS 229: Machine Learning, Stanford University, Fall 2012.