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  • PhD Dissertation Defense - Setareh Nasihati Gilani

    Tue, Sep 26, 2023 @ 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

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    PhD Dissertation Defense - Setareh Nasihati Gilani

    Committee Members: David Traum (Chair), Maja Mataric, Peter Kim, Kallirroi Georgila, Mohammad Soleymani

    Title: Understanding and Generating Multimodal Feedback in Human Machine Story Telling

    Abstract: People use feedback, verbal or nonverbal, from their interlocutors to guide their own behavior and alter the flow of conversation. In this thesis, we focus on human machine interactions that involve storytelling and investigate the role of understanding and providing feedback from the machines perspective. We explored the characteristics of stories that machines should use to increase rapport. We developed machine storytellers and listeners that can provide feedback and adapt their stories based on perceived multimodal feedback from their users. Finally, we investigated how machines can use real time predictions based on user feedback to further adapt the dialogue management policies of the system for better overall performance.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Melissa Ochoa

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/93206733633


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