Awarded a grant from NSF to research and develop a child-adaptive search tool with Boise State Colleagues Dr. Jerry Fails, Dr. Sole Pera, and Dr. Katherine Wright

Presentation at "Physicially Situated Intelligence" Workshop at Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington

Panelist "Physically Situated Dialogue Special Session" at SigDial, Melbourne, Australia

Invited talk at YRRSDS 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Invited talk at the Micron Data Science Seminar, Boise, Idaho.

Presentation on Neural Networks at the Boise Code Camp, 2018. 


Invited talk for the Interaction Lab at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Invited talk at the Dialogue Systems Group seminar, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany. 

Invited talk at Senior Seminar in the Boise State University Department of Computer Science. 

Presentation on Natural Language Processing at the Boise Code Camp, 2017. 

Invited presentation on Data Science at the Python user group meeting at Boise State University. 


Moved to Boise, Idaho to work as an assistant professor at Boise State University in the Computer Science Department

Successful Ph.D dissertation defense, committee members: David Schlangen, Philipp Cimiano, and Marcus Kracht. 

Reviewer for various conferences and grant proposals.

Talk at CITEC workshop: "From Robotics to Cognitive Interaction and Beyond"


Invited Talk at SFB Colloquium Series, Stuttgart, Germany.

Talk at Bielefeld University Linguistics and Literature Department Colloquium.

Invited talk at CITEC AI Club meeting, Bielefeld, Germany.

Reviewer for  ESSLLI Student Session, ICMI, SIGDial, EMNLP


PhD 'Provider' for the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) RISE program.

Invited Talk at HRI-Europe in Offenbach, Germany

Reviewer for ICMI+Workshops, Language & Computation ESSLLI Student Session.


Three-month internship with Honda Research Institute, advised by Kotaro Funakoshi.

Organizing committee for the Young Researchers' RoundTable on Spoken Dialogue Systems (YRRSDS) which took place in Metz, France in conjunction with SIGdial.

Reviewer for ICMI+Workshops.


Talk at the Bielefeld Linguistic Colloquium, Bielefeld, Germany

Invited talk at the CITEC "Robot Anthropology: Emergent technologies and questions of human sciences" workshop, August 2-3, Bielefeld, Germany.

Attended the ESSLLI Summer School.