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Milica Gašić

Murray Edwards College

Lecturer in Dialogue Systems
Dialogue Systems Group
Machine Intelligence Laboratory
Information Engineering Division
Department of Engineering

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. After I completed my PhD in 2011, I was 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. In April 2016 I was appointed a Lecturer in Dialogue Systems.

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 858 254.

NEWS: Vacancy: Research Assistant/Associate in Statistical Spoken Dialogue Systems, May 2016.

NEWS: My interview to the Naked Scientists, March 2016.