Welcome to my personal research website. Since January 2011, I'm working as a PhD research fellow at the Department of Informatics of the University of Oslo, where I'm pursuing a PhD in Computational Linguistics under the joint supervision of Stephan Oepen, Erik Velldal and Geert-Jan M. Kruijff. Before coming to Oslo, I worked for 2 years as a researcher at the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Saarbrücken, where I was involved in several EU-funded research projects.
My general research interest lies in the development of rich statistical models of dialogue. My PhD concentrates on structured probabilistic modelling for dialogue management in complex, open-ended interactions. The goal is to provide a new hybrid approach to dialogue management which combines fine-grained linguistic knowledge (pragmatic rules, dialogue structure) with statistical models and planning under uncertainty into a single, unified framework. The application domain is human-robot interaction, and I conduct my experiments using a Nao robot (nicknamed "Lenny") as experimental platform.If you're interested in my research and would like to know more, feel free to drop me an email!
|[13/12/2013]||My 3-years postdoctoral project on "Dialogue Modelling for Statistical Machine Translation" has been selected for funding by the Norwegian Research Council! Competition was quite tough (around 10% acceptance rate).|
|[31/10/2013]||Big news! After months of hard work, I finally submitted my PhD thesis this Thursday, 31st October 2013. The PDF is available here. Now, off to a week of well-deserved vacation ;-)|
|[07/10/2013]||A-magasinet featured this week a three-pages article on Lenny and my research on human-robot interaction through spoken dialogue.|