CHI 2018 Course

Speech-Based Interaction

Cosmin Munteanu

Institute for Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology, University of Toronto Mississauga, and
Technologies for Ageing Gracefully Lab (TAGlab), University of Toronto

Cosmin Munteanu is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology (University of Toronto at Mississauga), and Associate Director of the Technologies for Ageing Gracefully lab. Until 2014 he was a Research Officer with the National Research Council of Canada, where he designed mobile and immersive natural user interfaces for a wide range of applications. His area of expertise is at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction, Automatic Speech Recognition, Natural Language Processing, Mobile Computing, and Assistive Technologies. He has extensively studied the human factors of using imperfect speech recognition systems, and has designed and evaluated systems that improve humans' access to and interaction with information-rich media and technologies through natural language. Cosmin's multidisciplinary interests include speech and natural language interaction for mobile devices, mixed reality systems, learning technologies for marginalized users, assistive technologies for older adults, and ethics in human-computer interaction research.

Gerald Penn

Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto

Gerald Penn is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. His area of expertise is in the study of human languages, both from a mathematical and computational perspective. Gerald is one of the leading scholars in Computational Linguistics, with significant contributions to the formal study of natural languages. His publications cover many areas, from Theoretical Linguistics, to Mathematics, and to Automatic Speech Recognition, as well as Human-Computer Interaction.