@ jogjakarta, indonesia

@ jogjakarta, indonesia

I'm a Scientist at the Computational Social Cognition group, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, Singapore. My research interests include Human-Computer Interaction, Socially Intelligent Systems, and Language Technology, inspired by theories in Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Social Psychology.  

I did my PhD in Natural Language Generation for Spoken Dialogue Systems on “Generating Politeness for Conversational Systems Aimed to Teach English as a Second Language” from the Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, UK in 2009. I built a conversational system that generates dialogues with appropriate level of politeness according to the context. 

After my PhD, I moved to Singapore where I've worked on a variety of research projects. Related to politeness, is the notion of deception. I investigated verbal deception techniques people use for manipulating each other's beliefsI also have experience designing serious games. We designed a suite of tablet-based games for detecting early onset of Alzheimer's disease in the elderly population. In addition to these, I have researched and modeled the psychological process of how people form first impressionsI have also contributed to studies aimed at better understanding human decision making. You can read more about my projects, and publications.

I love exploring and understanding the world around me by traveling and reading more non-fiction than I ought to. Click here to see some photos from my travels.