Penn State Emotion Modeling Research Project

The emotion modeling research project at Penn State has been conducted jointly by the College of Information Sciences and Technology (Prof. James Wang), the Department of Psychology (Profs. Reginald Adams, Jr. and Michelle Newman), and the Department of Statistics (Prof. Jia Li). The project was funded by the NSF from 2011 to 2017, the university from 2017 to 2019, Amazon from 2019 to 2020, and NSF from 2020 to 2021.

This page provides downloads for some of the datasets we created and used in our research. The original images are provided in a zip file to researchers needing the data to conduct relevant research. They cannot be directly downloaded from the site. Please email Dr. Wang (jwang at to request if you are interested in any of the datasets.

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