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Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová

Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová is a senior researcher and project leader in the Language Technology Lab of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence in Saarbruecken, Germany (since 2008), where she is leading the Talking Robots Group (since 2013). She holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Czech Technical University (1992) and a PhD in mathematical linguistics from Charles University (1998), both in Prague, Czech Republic. In 1999-2000 she had a British Academy Visiting Fellowship and a Royal Society / NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in discourse semantics at the University of Edinburgh, U.K. She has held research positions at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at the Charles University in Prague, and at the Department of Computational Linguistics and Phonetics, Saarland University, Saarbruecken. Her research includes various topics in discourse and dialogue modeling and context-sensitive natural language processing for dialogue systems and human-robot interaction. She has about 70 peer-reviewed publications. Since 2013 she has been leading the European integrated projects NIFTi ( and TRADR (, which address the cooperation of human-robot teams in disaster response.

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