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I am a researcher in the area of spoken dialogue systems and empirical studies of human-human interaction at the Department of Speech, Music and Hearing, KTH. I have a M.A. in Cognitive Science from Linkoping University and I received my PhD in Speech Communication at KTH in 2010. My thesis work focused on developing more flexible and context sensitive generation in spoken dialogue systems.

In 2009 I took a leave of absence from KTH and visited Columbia University in New York, USA. At Columbia I worked as researcher on a project on language disorders in autistic children together with Nomie Elhadad at Department of Biomedical Informatics and Julia Hirschberg at the Department of Computer Science.

Since my dissertation, I have been involved in different research projects at KTH. In 2011, I received a three-year project research grant for young scientists Classifying and deploying pauses for flow control in conversational systems (VR #2011-6152) from the Swedish Research Council (VR).


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  • Current research projects:

  • SAMPROS - Prosody in conversation
  • SAMPAUS - Classifying and deploying pauses for flow control in conversational systems
  • A selction of previous research projects:

  • DEAL conversation training for second language learners of Swedish
  • GENDIAL modelling utterance generation in conversational dialogue systems.
  • CHIL - computers in the human interaction loop
  • The Adapt spoken dialogue system
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