About Me

In the course of my education as a phonetician, I was engaged in various fields of application. Having a background in Romance studies, I started with the phonetics of foreign language learning, continued in the area of forensic phonetics, and am now working on phonetic accommodation in human-computer interaction. As spoken dialog systems become a part of our daily lives, I believe it is imperative to further investigate the behavior of their human interlocutors in order to incorporate these findings into the development of the systems.

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I am a postdoctoral researcher at the HCI@UCD group under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Benjamin Cowan. Our group belongs to the School of Information and Communication Studies at University College Dublin. I am also affiliated with the ADAPT Centre.

Before that, I was part of the Phonetics and Phonology research group headed by Prof. Bernd Möbius. The group belongs to the Language Science and Technology department at Saarland University, Saarbrücken. During this time, I wrote my doctoral thesis on phonetic accommodation of human interlocutors in the context of human-computer interaction, which I worked on as part of the CHIC project.

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