Catharine Oertel


I am a PhD student at the Department of Speech, Music and Hearing at KTH in Stockholm, Sweden.

My PhD project is concerned with the multi-modal modeling of conversational dynamics. In particular I focus on investigating how people organise themselves within a multiparty conversation. I am interested in identifying bonds between people, their individual engagement level in the conversation and how the engagement level of the individual person influences the perceived involvement of the whole group of people. To this end machine learning experiments are carried out and I am currently working on building a conversational involvement module to be implemented in a dialogue system.


About Me


Department of Speech,

Music and Hearing