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Ella Velner has a bachelor degree in Communication and Information Sciences from VU Amsterdam. There, she learned about linguistics, communication forms and theories and about media and how to analyse it. Thereafter she obtained a master degree in Information Systems from the University of Amsterdam, graduating with a thesis on intonation in robot speech. Thomas Beelen studied Creative Technology here at the University of Twente. Afterwards he completed his master Human Computer Interaction & Design at the UT as well. Right now the two are doing their PhD together here at the UT in the Human Media Interaction (HMI) group.