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Helen Hastie

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  • Professor
  • Heriot-Watt University
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Helen Hastie is a lecturer in the School of MACS at Heriot-Watt University and a member of their Interaction Lab. She was previously a lead member of engineering in the Artificial Intelligence Lab at Lockheed Martin in New Jersey, U.S.A. where she lead projects designing, building and evaluating spoken dialogue systems for the military. Prior to this she worked at AT&T Research Labs, New Jersey, U.S.A. where she received 2 patents for her work on multi-modal city guides and worked on automatic evaluation for the COMMUNICATOR challenge. She has extensive experience running experiments and evaluations of spoken dialogue systems. She holds a PhD from the Centre of Speech Technology at the University of Edinburgh.

Recent publications

  • MIRIAM: A multimodal chat-based interface for autonomous systems

    • Hastie H
    • Garcia F
    • Robb D
    • et al.
  • Trust triggers for multimodal command and control interfaces

    • Hastie H
    • Liu X
    • Patron P

Professional experience


Heriot-Watt University

November 2013 - Present

Research Fellow

Heriot Watt University

October 2009 - November 2010(a year)

Research Fellow

University of Edinburgh, Informatics

January 2008 - October 2009(2 years)

Lead member of engineering

Lockheed Martin

January 2002 - June 2007(5 years)

Research Associate

AT&T Research Labs

September 2001 - January 2002(4 months)



University of Edinburgh, Centre of Speech Technology Research (CSTR)

September 1996 - March 2000(4 years)


Georgetown University, Computational linguistics

September 1995 - August 1996(a year)


University of Edinburgh, Dept of Linguistics

September 1991 - July 1994(3 years)


Co-authors (115)

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