About me

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My main research is on  Dialogue Systems and  Natural Language Generation

I joined Google DeepMind as a Research Scientist in April 2023. I lead  a team called  VOICES (Voices of all in alignment). 

Before that, I was a full Professor at the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences (MACS) at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh since 2017. I directed the HWU NLP lab and  served as Director for Ethics at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics.

I am a co-founder of ALANA AI.

I am a Royal Society Leverhulme Senior Research Fellow.

Follow me on Twitter @verena_rieser 

Also see my publications on GoogleScholar.


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