Johanna Moore

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Johanna Doris Moore is a computational linguist and cognitive scientist. Her research Interests include natural language generation, spoken dialogue systems, computational models of discourse, intelligent tutoring and training systems, human-computer interaction, user modeling, and knowledge representation.


She received a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science (summa cum laude) in 1980, an M.S. in Computer Science in 1982, and Ph.D. (Advisors: William Swartout, Gerald Estrin) in 1989,[1][2] all from UCLA.


Moore has held posts at UCLA (1976–1986), USC Information Sciences Institute (1983–1989), and the University of Pittsburgh (1990–1998).[3]

Since 1998 she has held the Chair in Artificial Intelligence, within the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. She is also Director of the Human Communication Research Centre and Head of School.[4] She is also Co-Director of the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation.

Awards and honours[edit]

Moore was elected to the UCLA chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1980. She held an Office of Naval Research Fellowship from 1982 to 1985, and was an International Business Machines Fellow from 1985 to 1987. She held a National Science Foundation National Young Investigator Award, from 1994 to 1999. She has been Chair of the Cognitive Science Society [5] and was President of the Association for Computational Linguistics in 2004.[6]

She is currently a Fellow of the British Computer Society and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh,.[7]

Research Projects[edit]

Moore is carrying out a research project from June 2015 to May 2016 on Connected Digital Economy[8]


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