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Milica Gašić

Research Fellow
Murray Edwards College

Senior Research Associate
Dialogue Systems Group
Machine Intelligence Laboratory
Information Engineering Division

I graduated in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Belgrade at the Faculty of Mathematics in 2006. Since then, I have been at the University of Cambridge, first, as an MPhil student studying Computer Speech Text and Internet Technology at the Computer Laboratory. Subsequently, I did a PhD in Statistical Dialogue Modelling under the supervision of Prof Steve Young at the Engineering Department. My research was funded by the EPSRC project Spoken Dialogue Management using Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes and I also worked in collaboration with the EC FP7 project Computational Learning in Adaptive Systems for Spoken Conversation. Since January 2011, I have been a Research Associate in the Dialogue Systems Group. I was a technical area leader for the Parlance project, an EU FP7 project. In October 2014, I was elected a Research Fellow of Murray Edwards College.

My research lies in various aspects of spoken dialogue systems and in particular decision-making. I am greatly interested in machine learning algorithms and their application to human-computer dialogue with the aim of building systems that can learn directly from human interaction and be scalable to large domains.

You can call our telephone-based spoken dialogue system on +44 1223 852 453.

NEWS: I am organising a NIPS 2015 workshop on Machine Learning for Spoken Language Understanding and Interaction.