19 Nov 2019; 12:00-13:00
Professor Oliver Lemon is Director of the Interaction Lab in MACS (Mathematics & Computer Science) and joined Heriot-Watt in October 2009. He was previously a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh (2003–2009), and a Senior Project Engineer at the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) at Stanford University (2000–2002). He holds a PhD from the Centre for Cognitive Science, Edinburgh University, for work in logic and formal semantics (1996), and a BSc in Mathematics and Philosophy from Manchester University. He was Scientific Coordinator of the EC IST project TALK and Coordinator for the EC FP7 CLASSiC project on machine learning for human-machine interaction. Prof Lemon was also PI of the ESRC/EPSRC Technology Enhanced Learning project "ECHOES2" and site leader of 4 recent EC FP7 projects. He started 2 new EPSRC projects in 2015, and a Horizon 2020 project on socially intelligent robots in 2016 (MuMMER project).