Dan Bohus
Adaptive Systems and Interaction

Microsoft Research
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA, 98052

My research interests generally lie in the area of situated interaction and conversational agents. The central question that drives my long-term research agenda is: how can we develop systems that naturally embed interaction and computation deeply into the flow of everyday tasks, activities and collaborations? (e.g. human-robot interaction, assistive systems, interactive billboards, multimodal mobile systems etc.)

Some of the specific areas of interest are:
  • situational awareness (e.g. conversational scene analysis, multimodal sensing and fusion, etc.)
  • natural language interaction (using both verbal and non-verbal communicative behaviors)
  • mixed-initiative, multi-participant interaction
  • engagement, attention and floor models
  • situated grounding and error handling
  • life-long learning and adaptation

  • background

    Before joining Microsoft Research, I have received my Ph.D. degree (2007) in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. My dissertation work, supervised by Alex Rudnicky and Roni Rosenfeld was focused on developing techniques for increasing the robustness and reliability of spoken language interfaces.