My research explores the technology of social interaction at two ends of the spectrum of formalization. At one end, my work on conversational AI asks which features and mechanisms of human social action can be represented and modeled computationally. At the other, I study how people make aesthetic judgements and interact while dealing with underdetermined cultural objects and situations. This program spans multiple, often incompatible disciplines, so my work builds methodological interfaces between them.
My current project “Adept at Adaptation” asks how disabled people and carers work with virtual assistants.
Upcoming & Recent
- Article: Non-lexical vocalizations help novices learn joint embodied actions
- Article: GailBot: An automatic transcription system for Conversation Analysis
- Article: A call to collect and analyse recordings of personal independence payment assessments
- Interview: The Scientific Analysis of Conversation on the People Who Read People podcast
Lecturer in Social Science (Social Psychology)