Recent Events:

I am serving as Program Co-Chair for SigDial 2017!

New youtube video

Best Paper Award at SigDial 2015!

Incremental Language Processing

One of my research goals is to help provide dialogue systems with the ability to incrementally understand, predict, and respond to human speech in real-time. This can make speaking with systems more natural, by enabling systems to quickly signal their understanding of speech using human-like feedback mechanisms such as back-channels, interruptions, and collaborative completions.

Demo Videos

A demonstration of high-speed incremental understanding of image descriptions:

See our SigDial 2015 paper for the details.

A demonstration of collaborative utterance completion in the SASO-EN virtual human dialogue system (4.2M MP4 video)

See our SIGDIAL 2009 paper for the details.

Selected Publications