The First Dublin Speech Meetup

The First Dublin Speech Meetup

Location: Trinity Workbench, BOI, Hamilton Building, Trinity College Dublin

Date: 6 Jun


18:45 to 19:45 – Ilaria Torre and Benjamin Cowan will give talks on their research interests. Each talk will be between 15 and 20 minutes long, followed by time for discussion.

19:45 to 21:00 – This is the time to network and socialise!

Dr. Ilaria Torre is a postdoctoral research fellow funded by EDGE, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND programme. She received her PhD from the School of Psychology at Plymouth University, for her research on trust attributions to artificial agents speaking with different voices. She is interested in affective speech processing, using gamified behavioural measures to assess people’s interactions with speaking machines.

Dr. Benjamin R Cowan is a Lecturer at UCD’s School of Information & Communication Studies. He completed his undergraduate studies in Psychology & Business Studies (2006) as well as his PhD in Usability Engineering (2011) at the University of Edinburgh. His research lies at the juncture between psychology, human-computer interaction and communication systems in investigating how design impacts aspects of user behaviour in social, collaborative and communicative technology interactions.
There will be food and drinks at the event!