CISL Researcher Brandyn Sigouin Wins Honorable Mention at 2019 Rensselaer Undergraduate Research Symposium

Posted May 12, 2019

Brandyn Sigouin, first year CS undergraduate student and Research Assistant for the Cognitive and Immersive Systems Lab, wins an honorable mention for his Poster Presentation on Dialogue Engine for Teaching a Machine in the Computer and/or Computational Science category at the 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium. 

2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium Poster and Oral Presentation Winners

IBM Brazil Researcher Heloisa Candello gives Guest Lecture on User Evaluation of Multi-party Conversational Systems

Posted November 9, 2018

Recent advances in artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and mobile computing, together with the rising popularity of chat and messaging environments, have enabled a boom in the deployment of interactive systems based on conversation and dialogue. This talk explores the design and evaluation of conversational interfaces, and it is focused on design and evaluation methods which address specific challenges of interfaces based on multi-party dialogue. I will show two projects.

IBM's AI Research Week 2018: CISL Wins Best Poster Award for Mandarin Project

Posted October 4, 2018

Out of 85 research posters from the AIHN community the Rensselaer Mandarin Project received one of six best poster awards at AI Research Week hosted by the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, in Cambridge, MA, October 1–5, 2018. 

All of the posters from the AI Horizons Colloquium are publicly available to review online. 


KIP Award for Positive-Reinforced Learning for Pitch Contours in Virtual Environments

Posted June 21, 2017
Three CISL Collaborators — Jonas Braasch, School of Architecture, CISL; Mei Si, Cognitive Science Department, Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences (GSAS); and Yalun Zhou, Department of Communication and Media, Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences (GSAS), Mandarin Project — have been awarded a 2017 Rensselaer KIP grant to investigate new virtual reality methods to teach students pitch-related abilities including learning pitch contours for tone languages (Chinese) and correct intonation for musical instruments in conservatory-style education environments.