I work on machine learning methods for intelligent and adaptive multimodal interfaces, including Speech Recognition, Spoken Language Understanding, Natural Language Generation, and Human-Robot Interaction. I have also applied this work in Technology Enhanced Learning using Virtual Characters. See my publications (bibtex here).
I am an associate editor of ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems, and previously of ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing, and on the editorial board of Dialogue and Discourse.
How to apply for a Phd: [here] PhD opportunities [here]
Currently (co-)supervising 3 PhD students.
IRIS room development (Intelligent Room for Interaction Science)
RMAS user group
Robotarium Management Committee
Edinburgh Centre for Robotics/CDT
Open days 2012-2015: speech tech and robotics demos
Mentoring / probation: 2 Lecturers
REF return 2013: internal reviewer
Postgraduate Induction events
Interview panels and Hiring committees
Exam moderator: Critical Thinking
Internal reviewer: EPSRC and EC grant proposals
Student Recruitment Committee
ESPRC ICT Capability consultation 2015
TALK: EC FP6 (Scientific Coordinator, 2004-2006)
http://www.classic-project.org (Coordinator, EC FP7, 2008-2011)
ECHOES: ESRC/EPSRC Technology Enhanced Learning
(Principal Investigator) (2008-2011)
Advanced Dialogue Tools ("DUDE"): Scottish Enterprise (Principal Investigator) (2008-2009)
EPSRC: End-to End Statistical Dialogue Systems ("StatDial"): (Principal Investigator) (2007-2009)
EPSRC: "Scaling up Statistical Spoken Dialogue Systems for real user goals using automatic belief state compression" (2009-2011, Co-I: Paul Crook) Grant number: EP/G069840/1