About

You can find information about my research and recent publications on my website.

Projects

Contextually Intelligent Assistants

A truly intelligent virtual assistant could make many new functions possible. As we envision this agent, it would have the capabilities to: Understand your world, Leverage context to inform its actions, Interact with you naturally and effectively. The Contextually Intelligent Assistants project makes progress toward the type of contextual intelligence needed for next-generation assistants.  It does this by improving the state-of-the-art in understanding task intent from task descriptions; modeling key contextual signals, such as location…

Dialog and Conversational Systems Research

Conversational systems interact with people through language to assist, enable, or entertain. Research at Microsoft spans dialogs that use language exclusively, or in conjunctions with additional modalities like gesture; where language is spoken or in text; and in a variety of settings, such as conversational systems in apps or devices, and situated interactions in the real world. Projects Spoken Language Understanding

IntelliDrive – Intelligent Management of Attention in Automotive Environments

Established: January 1, 2009

Driver attention is a valuable commodity in maintaining driving safety. However, with the proliferation of many interactive devices that place demands on the driver's attention while driving, effectively allocating attention with the primary goal of managing driving safety presents substantial challenges. With the promise of having semi-autonomous vehicles on the road in the near future followed by a transition to fully autonomous vehicles, we are entering an exciting period of exploration and understanding how drivers adapt to unpredictable demands…

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