I'm a post-doctoral researcher in Computational Linguistics, at the Excellence Center on Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) in Bielefeld. I work in the dialogue systems group led by David Schlangen.
I did a PhD on Natural Language Generation at the Institute of Natural Language Processing (IMS) in Stuttgart, with Jonas Kuhn.
Before that, I studied Computational Linguistics and Romance Philology in Potsdam and Toulouse.
I am passionate about computational linguistics and about developing machines that are capable of using natural language as flexibly and smoothly as humans do. I want to understand how we can model meaning in general, the link between language and extra-linguistic context, and how we can implement systems that interact with a human user via language and speech. In doing research on computational dialogue and language generation systems, I want to advance our understanding of verbal communication, and how it links to human interaction in and with the real world.