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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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Adam Lopez: Machine translation, formal language theory, structured prediction, syntactic parsing, and algorithms.

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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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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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Yamagishi


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.

 

PhD Students

Visitors and honorary members

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