Prior to that, since January 2016, I was with Toshiba Research Europe, leading the Spoken Dialogue team at the Cambridge Research Lab. I was also a visitor at the Dialogue Systems Group of the University of Cambridge. Prior to that I was a post-doctoral fellow at CMU's Articulab, working with Justine Cassell on socially-skilled virtual agents.
Check out Plato Research Dialogue System, a platform for building, training, and deploying conversational AI agents that allows us to conduct state of the art research in conversational AI, quickly create prototypes and demonstration systems, as well as facilitate conversational data collection. Plato is designed for users with a limited background in conversational AI as well as seasoned researchers in the field by providing a clean and understandable design, integrating with existing deep learning and Bayesian optimization frameworks (for tuning the models), and reducing the need to write code.
I am co-organising a tutorial on how to train and build a conversational AI application from scratch, at Interspeech 2019.
I am serving as the Mentoring Chair at SIGDial 2018 and 2019.