If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research interests

My research interests include spoken dialogue and multimodal systems, Natural Language Generation including data2text for a number of domains including education, defense and Health Informatics. I am keen to be involved in any knowledge transfer activities including consulting.  I am also industry liaison for Computer Science at Heriot-Watt and organise the annual Industry Steering Board. Finally, I am a founding member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Young Academy. 

Biography

Before coming to Heriot-Watt, I was at Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, working on a Scottish Enterprise funded Proof of Concept project. I spent 7 years working and living in the states. I was a lead member of engineering in the Artificial Intelligence Lab at Lockheed Martin in New Jersey, U.S.A. where I managed the speech technology group. Prior to this, I worked at AT&T Research Labs, New Jersey, U.S.A. where I worked on automatic evaluation of spoken dialogue system for the COMMUMICATOR challenge and received 2 patents for my work on multi-modal city guides. I hold a PhD from the Centre of Speech Technology Research (CSTR) at the University of Edinburgh on using Prosody in automatic dialogue act detection to improve speech recognition.

Fingerprint Fingerprint is based on mining the text of the person's scientific documents to create an index of weighted terms, which defines the key subjects of each individual researcher.

  • 3 Similar Profiles
Robots Engineering & Materials Science
Robotics Engineering & Materials Science
Autonomous underwater vehicles Engineering & Materials Science
Demonstrations Engineering & Materials Science
Students Engineering & Materials Science
Transparency Engineering & Materials Science
Feedback Engineering & Materials Science
Labeling Engineering & Materials Science

Co Author Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 1998 2019

A Digital Twin for Human-Robot Interaction

Pairet, È., Ardon, P., Liu, X., Lopes, J., Hastie, H. & Lohan, K. S., 25 Mar 2019, 2019 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). IEEE, p. 372-372 1 p. (ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Human robot interaction
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Simulators
Robots
Industry

Exploring Interaction with Remote Autonomous Systems using Conversational Agents

Robb, D. A., Lopes, J., Padilla, S., Laskov, A., Garcia, F. J. C., Liu, X., Scharff Willners, J., Valeyrie, N., Lohan, K., Lane, D., Patron, P., Petillot, Y., Chantler, M. J. & Hastie, H., 25 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) DIS '19: Proceedings of the 2019 Designing Interactive Systems Conference. ACM

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Robots
Offshore wind turbines
Transparency
Engineers
User centered design

Towards a Conversational Agent for Remote Robot-Human Teaming

Lopes, J., Robb, D. A., Ahmad, M., Liu, X., Lohan, K. & Hastie, H., 25 Mar 2019, 2019 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). IEEE, p. 548-549 2 p. (ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Robots

A Natural Language Interface with Relayed Acoustic Communications for Improved Command and Control of AUVs

Robb, D., Scharff Willners, J., Valeyrie, N., Garcia, F. J. C., Laskov, A., Liu, X., Patron, P., Hastie, H. & Petillot, Y., 5 Nov 2018, (Accepted/In press) 2018 IEEE OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Symposium. IEEE

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Autonomous underwater vehicles
Acoustics
Communication
Remote control
Bandwidth

Explainable Autonomy: A Study of Explanation Styles for Building Clear Mental Models

Garcia, F. J. C., Robb, D. A., Liu, X., Laskov, A., Patron, P. & Hastie, H., Nov 2018, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation. Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 99-108 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Unmanned vehicles
Transparency

Prizes

Spirit of Heriot-Watt Awards 2017, Outward Looking

David Michael Lane (Recipient), Katrin Solveig Lohan (Recipient), Patricia A. Vargas (Recipient), Helen Hastie (Recipient), Frank Broz (Recipient), Sethu Vijayakumar (Recipient), Michael Hermann (Recipient), Mary Ellen Foster (Recipient), Sabine Hauert (Recipient), Micael S. Couceiro (Recipient), Lynne Baillie (Recipient), Mustafa Suphi Erden (Recipient), Iain James McEwen (Recipient), Alistair Campbell McConnell (Recipient), Robert Goodfellow (Recipient), Mauro Dragone (Recipient), Fulvio Mastrogiovanni (Recipient), Christian Dondrup (Recipient), Mei Yii Lim (Recipient), Sarah Anne Murphy (Recipient), Marta Vallejo (Recipient), Siobhan Duncan (Recipient) & Mohd Khairul Azmi Hassan (Recipient), 1 Jul 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

event