Anticipated Start Date: Spring 2022
Closing Date: November 19th 2021
As an ADAPT funded PhD researcher you will have access to a network of 85 global experts and over 250 staff as well as a wide multi-disciplinary ecosystem across 8 leading Irish universities. We can influence and inform your work, share our networks and collaborate with you to increase your impact, and accelerate your career opportunities. Specifically we offer:
In natural human-human interactions personality traits play a unique role in facilitating relationships, but to this point the issue of personality, and in particular the personalisation of personality, has been underdeveloped in interactive systems and conversational systems in particular.
This research will focus on the investigation of personality alignment in maintaining strong engagement between users and personalised assistants. This PhD research will focus in particular on the verbal communication channel and will build a framework for defining the manifestation of personality in an interactive systems context, and mechanisms for selecting and fine-tuning system responses to users based on personality variations. This research will also seek not simply to estimate a user’s own personality traits, but instead identify the user’s beliefs regarding the personality traits of the agent. By understanding the user’s attitudes towards the personalised agent, we can seek to modify these mental states to enhance user engagement in a way that increases the user’s assumptions of alignment between the agent and themselves.
The project will feed into ongoing human-robot and human-avatars ongoing within the research group. Upon completion of the PhD the candidate should be an independent researcher in machine learning driven conversational systems with strong skills across Deep Learning, experiment design, and human-computer interaction.
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