Assoc Prof Laurianne Sitbon

Chief Investigator, Program Lead (Human Robot Interaction)

  • PhD
  • MSc (Other)
  • MScEng (Universite De Franche-Comte)

I am a Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council (ARC), and associate professor in the school of Computer Science at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. I started her academic career initiating QUT’s undergraduate and postgraduate students to the joys of search engine technologies, including data mining and natural language processing. My research expertise spans human computer interactions (with a focus on co-design and cognitive accessibility), natural language processing (with a focus on semantics), and information retrieval.

My current projects include how to support people with intellectual disability in the selection of visuals (eg. emojis) for communicating, how systems can use visuals (eg. emojis) to better communicate with people with intellectual disability, how to investigate the requirements of multi-modal conversational systems that can best support the needs of people with intellectual disability, and more generally how people, such as experts, can “converse” with systems, which analyse data and make predictions, to assist them in making decisions.

I obtained my Masters of Science and Engineering from the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard in France and my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Avignon in France.

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