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Prof. Johanna Moore

Professor (Chair of Artificial Intelligence)

Research Interests

Computational linguistics (natural language generation, dialogue, and discourse), intelligent systems for education, personalised information presentation, multi-modal interaction, user modelling, knowledge representation.


B.S. in Computer Science, 1980, UCLA
M.S. in Computer Science, 1982, UCLA
PhD in Computer Science, 1989, UCLA


Moore has held posts at UCLA (1976–1986), USC Information Sciences Institute  (1983–1989), and the University of Pittsburgh (1990–1998). Since 1998 she has held the Chair in Artificial Intelligence, within the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. She is also Director of the Human Communication
Research Centre. Moore was elected to the UCLA chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1980. She held an Office of Naval Research Fellowship from 1982 to 1985, and was an International Business Machines Fellow from 1985 to 1987. She held a National Science Foundation National Young Investigator Award, from 1994 to 1999. She has been Chair of the Cognitive Science Society [4] and was President of the Association for Computational Linguistics in 2004. She is currently a Fellow of the British Computer Society and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Research students

Current PhD Students:
Martin Tietze
Leimin Tian

Previous PhD Students:
John Niekrasz 2012
Sharon Givon 2011
Srinivasan Janarthanam 2011
Pei-Yun Hseuh 2009
Andi Winterboer 2009
David Reitter 2008
David Toney 2007
Anita Ferreira-Cabrera 2004 

Research outputs

  1. Evaluating language understanding accuracy with respect to objective outcomes in a dialogue system

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  2. Machine learning and multimedia content generation for energy demand reduction

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Research projects

  1. TEDDINET: network of (Build) TEDDI projects

    Project: Funded ProjectResearch


    Project: Funded ProjectResearch

  3. Speech data corpus

    Project: Funded ProjectResearch

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