Julian Hough

Julian Hough

Researcher and Associate Professor in Human-Computer Interaction

Associate Professor
Future Interactive Technologies Lab
Department of Computer Science
Computational Foundry
Swansea University

Contact: julian.hough@swansea.ac.uk

School of Mathematics and Computer Science, Swansea University


About Me

I'm a researcher who builds computational models of human communication with natural language and physical action from human-human data, and then implements them in artificial systems to make interaction more natural. Anyone afraid that AI is a done deal and that the machines are coming for us is welcome to interact with state-of-the-art systems which interpret and generate speech and gesture- you will probably walk away rather relieved, and with more understanding as to why people like me have a job!

I am generally interested in situated, spoken dialogue, both as an object of study in and of itself and for building interactive machines that might finally work. A lot of my work tries to give systems incremental, live processing ability and interactive responsiveness, which I try to explain using the 1000 most common words of English on #UPGOERFIVE. Furthermore, these models of human interaction and improvements in interactive technologies should be applied to build a more equitable world, so, wherever possible the end applications are in education and health.

I am an Associate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction in the Department of Computer Science at the Computational Foundry (School of Mathematics and Computer Science) at Swansea University and researcher in the Future Interactive Technologies (FIT) lab. Since 2019 I have been co-president, with Ellen Breitholtz, of the excellent SemDial workshop series.
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