Agustín Gravano

Agustín Gravano is a full-time professor at the Computer Science Department, University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and CONICET. His research focuses on modeling the extraordinary degree of coordination shown by human beings while engaged in conversation, mostly using machine learning and applied statistics techniques. This knowledge is later used for improving the naturalness of spoken dialogue systems. He received his PhD in CS from Columbia University in 2009, and his Licenciatura (roughly an MS) from UBA in 2001, during which he did some work on Graph Theory topics before moving on to Speech Processing. He is married with two children; they all live together in Buenos Aires.