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The members of ILCC, organised by their role in the institute.

Academic and senior research staff

These are the staff members who are primarily responsible for supervising Ph.D. students and overseeing research projects in ILCC.  Academic staff also have teaching responsibilities.

Renals Steve Renals, director: Speech recognition, speech synthesis, multimodal interaction, multiparty interaction, machine learning.

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null Matthew Aylett: Characterful speech synthesis, personification and narrative.

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photo of me Julian Bradfield: Modal and temporal logics, model-checking, concurrency, independence logics, descriptive complexity and set theory, UML and modelling languages, natural language phonology.

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Carletta
Jean Carletta: Dialogue structure; small group interaction; organisational and technological effects on teamworking; methods and tools for corpus linguistics. People, heat, light, and technology in shared spaces.

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Clark
Rob Clark: Speech synthesis and intonation.

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Cohen
Shay Cohen: Natural language parsing, probabilistic grammars, Bayesian approaches to unsupervised learning.

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Fourman
Michael Fourman: Formal models of digital systems, system-design tools, proof assistants, categorical semantics, propositional planning.

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Chris Geib

Chris Geib:
Probalistic plan recognition and planning, reasoning based on lexicalized grammars, grounding cognition in embodied systems, human computer interaction and computer network security

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Goldwater
Sharon Goldwater: Probabilistic (esp. Bayesian) models of language acquisition, unsupervised learning for NLP, phonetics/phonology, morphology.

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Grover
Claire Grover: Text analytics (information extraction, text mining, bioinformatics), XML tools for text processing, text processing for cultural heritage, semantic web, methods and tools for corpus linguistics, computational linguistics (parsing, grammar engineering).

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Keller
Frank Keller: Probabilistic models of cognition, parsing, language production, language acquisition, language-vision interface, eyetracking.

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King
Simon King: Speech synthesis; new acoustic models for speech recognition; the use of articulatory information for speech recognition and synthesis; phonological/acoustic/articulatory features for speech processing.

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Klein
Ewan Klein: Computational approaches to natural language semantics, syntax, prosody and phonology; spoken language processing; communicating with mobile robots and embodied devices; the Semantic Web and ontologies.

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Koehn
Philipp Koehn: Statistical machine translation, machine learning methods to natural language texts, large-scale text processing.

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Lapata
Mirella Lapata: Probabilistic learning for natural language understanding and generation, language grounding, models of vision and language.

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Lascarides
Alex Lascarides: Computational semantics and pragmatics, probabilistic modelling of semantics, discourse and dialogue processing, communication with non-verbal actions, models of action and decision making.

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Lavrenko
Victor Lavrenko: Text search, image/video annotation, novelty detection, non-parametric estimation.

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Lee
John Lee: Multimodal dialogue, graphics in reasoning and learning, computing and cognition in design.

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Lucas
Chris Lucas: Inductive learning, causal inference, cognitive development, Bayesian models.

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Matheson
Colin Matheson: Dialogue systems; implementations which take into account the social aspects of interactions.

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Moore Johanna Moore: Computational linguistics (natural language generation, dialogue, and discourse), intelligent systems for education, personalised information presentation, multi-modal interaction, user modeling, knowledge representation.

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Oberlander

Jon Oberlander: Discourse generation, embodied multimodal interaction, human-robot dialogue, individual differences, social media.


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Osborne
Miles Osborne: Machine Translation, Social Media, Machine Learning for Big Data.

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Pain
Helen Pain: Intelligent educational and assistive technology, supporting learners with complex communication needs, participatory design, embodied multi-modal interaction,  student modelling.

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Schweizer
Paul Schweizer: Philosophical logic, the computational paradigm and conceptual foundations of cognitive science and AI, philosophy of mind and language.

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Shillcock
Richard Shillcock: Reading, cognitive modelling, language representation and processing, theory of modelling.

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Shimodaira
Hiroshi Shimodaira: Trainable lifelike conversational agents, Acoustic models for automatic speech recognition, Handwriting recognition.

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Steedman Mark Steedman: Computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, formal grammar, spoken intonation, statistical parsing, spoken language processing, animated conversational agents, computational musical analysis.

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Sutton
Charles Sutton: Machine learning for natural language, structured prediction, graphical modelling, information extraction, probabilistic models of programming languages.

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Thompson
Henry Thompson: Markup languages (XML, SGML) and architectures (Standoff markup, Schema languages, pipelines); Web Architecture; Philosophy of the Web.

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Webber
Bonnie Webber: Discourse structure and its applications, question answering, biomedical informatics, domain adaptation.

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Junichi Yamagishi: 
Spoken language processing, recognition and synthesis.

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Administrative staff

Research staff and postdocs

Most of these staff are employed on projects headed by an academic or senior research staff member; some work on their own independent projects and in a few cases may supervise Ph.D. students.

 

  • Omri Abend: Computational linguistics and natural language processing (grammatical representation, argument structure, lexical semantics and semi-supervised/unsupervised machine learning for NLP). Contact Info.
  • Beatrice Alex: Information extraction, English inclusion detection, mixed-lingual and multi-lingual text analysis, text mining. Contact info. Personal page.
  • Peter Bell: Automatic speech recognition, machine learning. Contact info. Personal page.
  • Alexandra Birch: Semi-supervised models, parsing, machine translation. Contact info. Personal page.
  • Nikolay Bogoychev: Contact info
  • Kate Byrne: Semantic web and ontologies, information extraction, text-to-rdf and rdb2rdf, language technology for cultural heritage, semantic computing. Contact info. Personal page.
  • Matthew Crosby: Contact info  Personal page
  • Tiphaine Dalmas: Information retrieval and question answering in mobile environments, anaphoric and deictic resolution in pedestrian exploration of the city. Contact info.
  • Tejaswini Deoskar: Statistical parsing, semi-supervised learning, linguistically sophisticated statistical grammars, CCG. Contact info. Personal page.
  • Joris Driesen. Contact info.
  • Nadir Durrani: Contact info.
  • Myroslava Dzikovska: Intelligent tutoring systems, dialogue systems, natural language interpretation, deep parsing. Contact info.  Personal page.
  • Gustav Eje Henter: Speech synthesis (acoustic models, parameter generation techniques), naturalness of synthetic speech, speech synthesis for perception research, machine learning. Contact info.
  • Elaine Farrow: Intelligent tutoring systems, multi-modal interaction, dialogue systems, health informatics, digital personhood, and feedback generation. Contact info.
  • Markus Guhe: Cognitive models of language; dialogue; conceptualisation; language production/generation; mathematical creativity; computational cognitive modellingContact info. Personal page.
  • Barry Haddow: Statistical machine translation. Contact info. Personal page.

  • Mark Hartswood: Computer supported cooperative work, workplace studies, participatory design and professional vision. Contact info.

  • Robin Hill: Language, Usability, Vision (LUV): eye movements, sentence processing, visual attention, human computer/robot interaction, technology for the elderly, joint action, multimodal communication and dialogue. Contact info. Personal Page.
  • Matthias Huck: Contact info
  • Amy Isard: Natural language generation, dialogue systems, tutorial dialogue systems, personalization, corpus annotation. Contact info. Personal page.
  • Vasilis Karaiskos: Annotation, speech synthesis evaluations. Contact info.
  • Jonathan Kilgour. Contact info.
  • Ioannis Konstas: Incremental Parsing, Models of syntax and semantics, Concept-to-text Generation, Text Summarisation. Contact info. Personal page.
  • Catherine Lai. Contact info.
  • Annie Louis. Computational models of discourse, automatic summarization, Bayesian methods for NLP. Contact info. Personal page.
  • Liang Lu. Contact info.
  • Cassie Mayo. Contact info.
  • Jeffrey Mitchell. Contact info.
  • Fergus McInnes: Speech recognition, domain and topic adaptation of language models, application of language models to speech segmentation.
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  • Kira Mourao: Embodied cognition, cognitive robotics, relational learning, action models, planning under uncertainty. Contact info. Personal page.
  • Ron Petrick: Planning, knowledge representation and reasoning, cognitive robotics, natural language dialogue. Contact info. Personal page.
  • Korin Richmond: Speech synthesis and the relationship between the articulatory and acoustic domains. Contact info. Personal page.
  • Michael Roth: Semantic role labeling, distributional semantics and discourse coherence. Personal page.
  • Herve Saint-Amand: Machine translation, extraction of parallel corpora from the web. Contact info. Personal page.
  • Katya Saint-Amand: information structure, co-speech gesture, multimodal communication. Contact info. Personal page.
  • Nathan Schneider - Semantics of natural language text. Personal page
  • Richard Tobin: XML, including XML Schemas, data binding and the use of XML for marking up linguistic corpora. Contact info. Personal page.
  • Aris Valtazanos: Contact info Personal page
  • Cassia Valentini-Botinhao: Listener/Environment-adaptive HMM Speech Synthesis. Contact info. Personal page.
  • Christophe Veaux. Contact info.
  • Oliver Watts: Speech synthesis; unsupervised learning and language-independent techniques for text-to-speech conversion. Contact info. Personal page.
  • Mirjam Wester: Applying knowledge from speech production and perception to speech technology. Contact info. Personal page.
  • Philip Williams: Statistical machine translation. Contact info. Personal page.
  • Maria Wolters: Spoken dialogue systems, speech technology for older people, speech synthesis, prosody, and clinical phonetics. Contact info. Personal page.
  • Kristian Woodsend: Natural language summarization, numerical optimization. Contact info. Personal page.
  • Zhizheng Wu. Contact info.
  • Ke Zhou: information retrieval, evaluation, text mining. Contact info.

PhD Students

Visitors and honorary members

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