Tag Archives: Speech technologies / Natural language processing

CAREER: Dialogue Engagement for Educational Robots

6/1/20-5/31/25 PIs: Heather Pon-Barry Mount Holyoke College Award Details The activities in this Faculty Early Career Development project are rooted in a social educational robot that collaborates with students in STEM learning. The robot acts as a peer learner who asks students to teach them how to approach mathematics and computer science problems. The process […]

Collaborative Research: CSL-MultiAD: Assessing Collaborative STEM Learning through Rich Information Flow based on Multi-Sensor Audio Diarization

8/1/19-7/31/22 PIs: John H. L. Hansen, University of Texas at Dallas (Award Details) Dwight Irvin, University of Kansas Center for Research (Award Details) The ability to learn concepts, especially for science and math (STEM) based disciplines, is impacted by educators who inspire, motivate, and create supportive environments and teaching methodologies which lower the entry barrier […]

EAGER: Collaborative Research: Interactive Dialog Agents for Social Language Development and Listening Comprehension

10/01/2017-12/31/2018 PIs: Marilyn Walker, University of California-Santa Cruz (Award Details) Michael Neff, Emily Solari, University of California-Davis (Award Details) Practicing oral language skills supports children’s later ability to process written text. Low socioeconomic status children receive lower levels of quality home language input, which negatively affects language development. Many children already suffer from a significant […]

CAP: Building Partnerships for Education and Speech Research

PIs: Chad Dorsey, Cynthia D’Angelo Concord Consortium Award Details A new age of technology is dawning on the field of speech recognition and analysis. This has begun to become publicly visible through the increasing availability of impressive tools such as Siri and Google Translate, but these consumer-ready tools only scratch the surface of the potential […]

CRII: Cyberlearning: Teaching Intercultural Competence through Personal Informatics

PI: Amy Ogan Carnegie-Mellon University Award Details The need for intercultural competence has never been higher as technology makes it easier for people to engage in global communications, collaboration, and commerce. In higher education, the global and multicultural environment means that the challenges of intercultural communication exist within classrooms. This project would study how technology […]

EAGER: Pilot Investigation of Using Gaze in a Reading Tutor

PIs: David Mostow, Jessica Nelson-Taylor Carnegie-Mellon University The big question the PIs are addressing in this project is how to unobtrusively track silent reading of novice readers so as to be able to use an intelligent tutoring system to aid reading comprehension. This EAGER project focuses on the first steps in answering that question. This […]