[This Is a Photograph of Me]

I am a Research Fellow in the Interaction Lab in the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at Heriot-Watt University. Before this, I worked in the Robotics and Embedded Systems Group at the Technical University of Munich and in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.

Research | Teaching | Academic events | Publications | Personal


My primary research interest is embodied communication. In particular, I am interested in designing, implementing, and evaluating practical systems supporting embodied interaction with human users, such as embodied conversational agents and multimodal and human-robot dialogue systems.

I have worked on the following projects:

Here are some videos of me describing my research:


In the 2015 Winter semester, I will be teaching two courses at Heriot-Watt University:

My office is EM 1.46, and my office hours are 13:15-14:15 for general questions, and 14:15-15:15 for Advanced Interaction Design group meetings.

Academic events

Here are some events that I organised last year:

[A word cloud of all of my paper titles; click for larger version]


Here are some recent publications:

Please see my full list of publications or my Google Scholar profile for more details. I also have profiles on ORCID and ResearcherID .


Anyone wanting to stalk me can probably find out all they need from my Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profiles and my (largely defunct) blog, so I don't think I need to write much more here. For now, I'll just include a list of links to other interesting pages on the net, along with some older pages that I created a while ago and keep around for sentimental interest.