This expert is a Professor of Computer Science where this expert is also the Co-Director of the Intelligent Systems Program. This expert's research is in the area of artificial intelligence and includes contributions in the areas of artificial intelligence and education, computational linguistics, spoken language, and user modeling. This expert's work has included both fundamental research and applied research resulting in technology transfer and patents. This expert's most recent research has been in the area of Speech and Natural Language Technology for Educational Applications.
This expert has been working in voice-activated conversational dialogue systems for many years first as part of this expert's dissertation, then at a telecommunication company's Artificial Intelligence Principles Research Department (in call center contexts) and, most recently, at a University (in educational contexts). This expert has authored numerous papers and articles within the realm of dialogue systems and computer intelligence for the leading industry journals and has conducted research in these areas for the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Education and the Office of Naval Research. One paper in particular dealt with the topic of using voice-activated conversational systems to access the internet.
This expert has been engaged as a testifying expert in one case.
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