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I am an Adjunct Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Southern California.

My research focus is spoken dialogue systems. The central theme of my research is to enable dialogue systems to respond to the inevitable uncertainties of communication in a way that is more flexible, more robust, and more human-like.

I have been particularly interested in incremental language processing, improving how systems respond to uncertainty, and scaling up systems into larger conversational domains.