Research

Designing Conversational Agents for Healthcare and Beyond

We work on simulating face-to-face counseling, primarily in health education and health behavior change interventions, with a particular focus on the relational aspects of these interactions and how they unfold over time.

projects

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We are investigating the use of these Relational Agents in task domains in which human-agent relationships actually improve task outcomes, such as in coaching, counseling, psychotherapy and healthcare.

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award

NIH Grant

$3M NHGRI Award to develop conversational agent to promote genetic testing in cancer patients

June, 2022.

talk

Keynote

Bickmore gave a Keynote at the IUI HEALTHI: Intelligent Healthy User Interfaces Workshop

March, 2022.

award

NIH Grant

$3M NCI Award to develop conversational agent to collect symptoms from cancer patients at home

March, 2022.

talk

Keynote

Bickmore gave an invited talk at the ACL International Conference on Natural Language Generation

September, 2021

award

NIH Grant

$3M NIMHD Award to develop conversational agent to promote COVID vaccination.

April, 2021.

Team

Meet the People behind our research

Our team advance the state of the art through research and software engineering.

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