I am an Associate Professor and develop computational methods for processing verbal and non-verbal communication and apply these in Social Robotics and Natural Language Processing.
I develop computational methods for processing verbal and non-verbal communication and apply these in Social Robotics and Natural Language Processing.
In my research I develop and use formal models ranging from grammars, graphs, automata to various machine learning algorithms. 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 and 5DV037) including automata theory, formal languages and grammars, computability and complexity.
I teach scientific writing (5DV184 and "Computing Science Research Methodology, Publication and Presentation Techniques" for PhD students) 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.