Brigitte Krenn

Deputy Director
Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI)
Freyung 6/6, 1010 Vienna, Austria
+43 1 5336112-21

Brigitte Krenn is Deputy Director of OFAI. For many years she was head of Unit of OFAI's Language and Interaction Technologies Group.

In previous positions, she was scientific head of the Research Studio Smart Agent Technologies (now Smart Application Technologies) of the Research Studios Austria and member of Seibersdorf Research, now AIT Austrian Institute of Technology. Earlier on she worked as a faculty staff and researcher at the Computational Linguistics Department of Saarland University and at IAI (Institute of the Society for the Promotion of Applied Information Sciences at the Saarland University).

She holds a PhD in Computational Linguistics from Saarland University Saarbrücken, Germany and a Diploma in German Language and Literature, Psychology, Philosphy and Pedagogy from Karl-Franzens University Graz, Austria.

Research Interests
Brigitte Krenn's overall research interest lies in understanding and computationally modelling human communication and interaction capabilities. Her work centers around two pilars.
The one is core language technology combining linguistic analysis with state-of-the-art deep learning and data science based approaches to text processing, including language and speech understanding, text summarization, domain-specific natural language processing.
The other one focuses on multi-modal communicative interaction, including modelling the behaviour of artificial agents (virtual agents, social robots and cobots), multimodal dialogue, dialogue and memory, language learning and language understanding for robots inspired by human cognition research.





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