Research projects

Video: Our Alana SocialBot in the finals of the Amazon Alexa Challenge 2017!

Video: My inaugural lecture on "How machines learn to talk" (May 2018)

Currently funded research projects:

  1. MaDrIgAL (EPSRC, 2016-2020): MultiDimensional Interaction management and Adaptive Learning
  2. DILiGENt (EPSRC, 2015-2018): Domain-Independent Language Generation
  3. LUCINE (DataLab, EPSRC Impact Acceleration Award, 2016-18) - Learning User preferenCes by INtEraction, Collaborative Innovation project with EmoTech LTD
  4. Multimodal dialogue for e-commerce (AdeptMind scholarship, 2017-2019)
  5. Amazon Alexa Challenge (2017 & 2018)

Other Activities:

Industry Partners:

  • EmoTech LTD: EPSRC Impact Acceleration Award (2018), DataLab funding (2016-2017)
  • AdeptMind: Fully funded overseas PhD scholarship (2017-2020)
  • Amazon Research: Finalist of Amazon Alexa Challenge 2017

Finished projects:

  1. GUI project - "Generation for Uncertain Information", (EPSRC, EP/L026775/1, 2014-2015)
  2. SpeechCity - EPSRC Impact Acceleration Award: Spatial Navigation and Spoken Interaction (EPSRC, 2013-2014).