Erin is a Research Associate in the Adaptive Speech Interfaces group at the Media Lab Europe. She studies human-computer interaction and wants to find ways to use computers to facilitate communication, writing, and theatre. She hopes to maintain and encourage a sense of design in adaptive interfaces.
Erin studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she got her Masters of Engineering in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering working in Justine Cassell's Gesture and Narrative Language group. She studied multimodal interactions and the effects of prosody on discourse. She then moved on to InTouch Systems (later
Comverse) to design voice user interfaces in multiple languages.
She has also studied fiction and creative writing in California, Massachusetts and Ireland, and writes short stories, children's books, and plays.
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