I am an Associate Professor, programme director for the Bachelor programme in Computer Science, and the international coordinator at the Computing Science department.
I develop computational methods for processing verbal and non-verbal communication and apply these in Social and Explainable Robotics and Natural Language Processing.
I'm motivated by a deeper understanding in computational methods, their why and how and thus focus also on explainability or understandability of algorithms and machine behaviour.
I teach theoretical foundations of computer science (5DV208) including automata theory, formal languages and grammars, Turing machines, computability and complexity.
I teach scientific writing (5DV184) including proper formation of research questions, literature review, appropriate methodology and evaluation of research results, as well as research integrity (e.g. plagiarism, academic dishonesty).
Every year I'm part in the Human-Robot Interaction course (5DV183) where I teach natural language grounding methods, i.e. how robots can use natural language to interact with humans in a shared physical environment.