Cecile Paris

Cecile Paris

Science Leader

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CSIRO ICT Centre
Crn Vimiera and Pembroke Roads, Marsfield NSW 2122
Australia



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Science Area

  • Human Computer Interaction

Biography

Dr Cécile Paris received her PhD in Artificial Intelligence (Natural Language Processing) in 1987 from Columbia University. She joined the Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a research laboratory in Marina del Rey (Los Angeles, Ca), where she stayed until 1996, working on computational linguistics for knowledge based systems. She then moved to the UK (ITRI, at the University of Brighton, UK), where she worked on multilingual generation systems. She joined CSIRO late 1996.

Her main research interests lie in the areas of Language Technology, User Modelling and Human-Computer Interaction. She is interested both in facilitating communication with information and in understanding how people communicate.

Dr Paris' thesis research represented the fist major work in user modelling and text generation, and her work on discourse planning for dialogue systems has been the basis for a number of other generation and multimodal presentation systems and research internationally.

Her current work is on contextualised information delivery, summarisation and social media analytics. Together with her team, she is exploring the use of social media technologies and issues related to CSCW (Computer Supported Collaborative Work) to improve government services. The application domains for her work also include electronic business, knowledge management and e-Research.

Academic Qualifications

1987 PhD Columbia University, New York (USA), Computer Science/Computational Linguistics
1982 MSc Columbia University, New York (USA), Computer Science
1980 BA (Hons) University of California at Berkeley (USA), Computer Science

Recent Professional Experience

2005–present Science Leader; CSIRO ICT Centre.
2005-present Project Leader, ICT Centre.
2005-present Team Leader, ICT Centre.
1996-2005 Senior Principle Research Scientist and Group/Project Leader, CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences.
1994-1997 Principal Research Fellow, Information Technology Research Institute (ITRI), University of Brighton, UK.
1990-1994 Research Group Leader and Assistant Research Professor, USC/ISI -- joint appointment with ISI and USC’s Computer Science Department, USA.
1987-1990 Research Scientist, USC/ISI: Information Sciences Institute (ISI) of the University of Southern California (USC), USA.
1981-1987 Graduate Research Assistance, Columbia University, Computer Science Department, New York USA.

Achievements & Awards

2010-present Adjunct Professor, ANU, Canberra.
2006-present Adjunct Professor, Macquarie University, Sydney.
2010 CSIRO ICT Centre Publication Research Award
2009 CSIRO ICT Centre Publication Research Award
2007 CSIRO ICT Centre Award for Partnership Excellence.
2006 Best Paper Award, the Annual Meeting of the Australasian Language Technology Association.
2006 CSIRO ICT Centre Award for Partnership Excellence.
2005 Best Poster Award CSIRO ICT Centre Science and Engineering Conference.
2005 CSIRO Award for our work with The Boeing Corporation.
2004 Recognised as a Distinguished Alumnus of Columbia University (New York, USA), at the 25th anniversary of the Computer Science Department of Columbia University.
2003 CSIRO Mathematical Information Sciences Business Excellence Award.
2000 Nominated for the Telstra Woman of the Year Award.
1999 CSIRO Award for our work with CISRA on the User Interface Card.
1999 CISRA Award for the User Interface Card project Team.
1997-present Member of the Center for Language Technology, Division of Information and Communication Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney.
1997-2006 Honorary Associate in the Division of Information and Communication Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney.
1997-present Honorary Associate at the School of Information Technologies (Formerly the Basser Department of Computer Science), Sydney University, Sydney.
Member of the American Honorary Societies: Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi
1979 Recipient of an International Student Scholarship, UC Berkeley

Other Highlights

2011 Invited Speaker at the 2nd Public Officer Digital Media Forum, Melbourne, June 21st-22nd, 2011.
2011 Invited Panellist at the Innovation Series on Social Media, Brisbane.
2011 Invited as the Australian representative for Computer Human Interaction at the SIGCHI Asia Workshop, Beijing, March 2011.
2010 Keynote speaker at VINCI 2010, The 3rd Visual Information Communication International Symposium, Sept 2010, Beijing, China.
2009 Invited Speaker at the INEX Conference, Brisbane, December 2009
2008 Our team was Finalist at the Elsevier Grand Challenge with our CSIBS System (our of 70 international participants)
2008 Invited speaker at the UTS:CMOS Symposium on Unconventional Projects
2006 Invited speaker at the e-Health Symposium (“e-Health in clinical services and research”), Adelaide.
2006 Invited Speaker at the Coling/ACL workshop on Computational Linguistics and Information Retrieval.
2004-2010 Member of the Executive Board of HCSNet, the ARC Network for Human Communication Science.
2004–2005 (december 2004 - january 2005): Visiting Professor, University of Bremen, Germany.
2004 Guest Researcher at Fraunhofer/IPSI and Guest lecturer at the University of Bari, Italy.
2003 Invited speaker at AusITSummit 2003 (Australian IT Directors Summit 2003), Cairns, Queensland.
2002-2009 Member of the Advisory Board of ICAN (Innovative Collaborations Alliances Networks), a Key Research Centre at UTS, Sydney.
2002 Invited Panelist at TechnoFuture 2002 at the 2002 Annual Conference of the Australian Artifical Intelligence Conference.
2002 My PhD student, Einat Amitay, receives the “Best PhD thesis in Computer Science Award” for her work on summarization.
2001 The CISRA project on which we worked, the User Interface Card (http://www.uicard.com/) won a design award: the Australian Design Award of the Year.
1998 Keynote speaker at the 1998 Australian National Conference in Human-Computer Interaction (OzChi’98, Adelaide, November 1998).
1997 Guest lecturer at the University of Bari, Italy
1997-present Honorary Associate in the Division of Information and Communication Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
1995 Guest Researcher at LAFORIA (Institut Blaise Pascal, associated with CNRS, the National Research Center in France), Paris, France.
1994-present On the Advisory Committee of User Modelling Inc.
1992 Guest Researcher at IPSI-GMD (The Gesellschaft fur Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung), Darmstadt, Germany.
1989 Guest researcher at The Institut für Angewandte Informationsforschung in Saarbrucken, in the Department of Artificial Intelligence, University of Saarland, Saarbrucken, and at DFKI, Germany.
Member of User Modelling Inc (UM Inc) since its inception
1981 Member of the American Honorary Societies: Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi.

Grants

2005 Research Grant: CRSS Grant, a University of Melbourne-CSIRO collaborative research program: WAUTER: Web-sites Automatic Usability Testing EnviRonment (with Dr Sandrine Balbo).
2004 Research Grant: CRSS Grant University of Melbourne-CSIRO collaborative research program: WAUTER: Web-sites Automatic Usability Testing EnviRonment (with Dr Sandrine Balbo).
1999 Research grant from the The Office of Naval Research (ONR), User-Centered Direct-Interaction Systems programme: `Assessing the applicability of an authoring tool for on-line help ‘; (3 year grant, US $ 495,000).
1996 Research grant from The Office of Naval Research (ONR), User-Centered Direct-Interaction Systems programme: `An Authoring Tool for On-Line Help'; (3 year grant US $ 494,000).
1992 Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) and Special Interest Group in Artificial Intelligence (SIGART) -- to help support the Third International Workshop on User Modeling, Germany, August 1992.
1991 Research grant from the Advanced Research Program Agency (ARPA): `EXPECT: Intelligent Support for System Construction And Documentation' under the program: Knowledge-Based Systems Technology;(3 year grant; US $ 1350,000; with Dr. William R. Swartout).
1990 Research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF): `Phrasing text according to the situation' (3 year grant, US $ 225,000; with Dr. John A. Bateman).
1988 Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Special Interest Group in Artificial Intelligence (SIGART), American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and National Science Foundation (NSF) -- to help support the Fourth International Workshop on Natural Language Generation, California, July 1988.

Science Citizenship

2011 Technical Co-Chair of OZCHI 2011. OZCHI is the Annual Conference of CHISIG, the Computer Human Interaction Special Interest Group of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA). OZCHI is the Annual Australian Conference in Computer Human Interaction.
2011 Co-organiser of the workshop on Government and Citizens Engagement as part of the 2011 Community and Technology Conference, Brisbane, June 2011.
2011 Technical Programme Committee member for the 1st International Workshop on Issues and Challenges in Social Computing (WICSOC 2011)
2011 Technical Programme Committee Member for IUI 2011 (the International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces).
2011 Technical Programme Committee Member for ENLG 2011 (the European Workshop on Natural Language Generation).
2011 Technical Programme Committee Member for ALTAW 2011 (the Annual Conference of the Australasian Language Technology Association).
2011 Technical Programme Committee Member for the SASweb workshop (The international workshop on the Semantic Adaptive Social Web), held in connection with UMAP 2011, Girona, Spain, July 11-15, 2011
2011 Senior Technical Programme Committee Member for the 2011 ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium (IHI)- eHealth 2011
2011 Technical Programme Committee Member for Text-to-Text Workshop at ACL-HLT 2011
2011 Technical Programme Committee Member for the Third International Symposium on End-User Development (IS-EUD 2011)
2011 Technical Programme Committee Member for ACL-HLT 2011 (The Annual Conference of the ACL, merged with the International Conference on Human Language Technology)
2011 Technical Programme Committee Member for PACLING (Pacific Computational Linguistics) 2011
2011 Reviewer for: The Springer volume on Multi-source, Multilingual Information Extraction and Summarization, the International Journal of Medical Informatics (special issue on Designing for Healthy Living), the ACM Transactions on Intelligent Interactive Systems, The International Journal for e-Learning, the International for Computational Linguistics, the Natural Language Engineering journal.
2011 Reviewer for ACM SIGIR (Special Interest Group in Information Retrieval)
2010-2011 Reviewer for the Conference on Empirical Methods on Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) 2010, EMNLP 2011
2010 Programme Committee Member for the 2010 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2010). IUI is the annual meeting of the intelligent interfaces community and serves as the principal international forum for reporting outstanding research and development on intelligent user interfaces. IUI is supported by ACM (Association for Computing Machinary). http://www.iuiconf.org
2010 Programme Committee Member of AUIC 2010 (The Australian User Interface Conference).
2010 Programme Committee member of UMAP 2010 (User Modeling, Adaptivity and Personalisation), Hawai. USA.
2010-2011 Guest Editor of a Special Issue on Personalization in e-Health of the International Journal on User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction. See http://www.ict.csiro.au/staff/Cecile.Paris/umuai-e-Health.htm
2009-present Member of the Exec of SIGGEN, the ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics) Special Interest Group in Generation.
2009 Programme Committee member of UMAP 2009 (User Modeling, Adaptivity and Personalisation), Trento, Italy. This is the first Conference joining the International Conference on User Modeling Conference (UM) and the International Conference on Adaptive Hypertext and Hypermedia (AH).
2009 Programme Committee Member for the 2009 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2009).
2008 Tutorials and Workshops co-chair for the 2008 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2008).
2008 Programme Committee member of the Eighth Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC 2007)
2007 Programme Committee member of the Eighth Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC 2007)
2007 Programme Committee member of INTERACT 2007
2007 Programme Committee member of the 2007 International Conference on User Modelling (UM 2007)
2007 Programme Committee member of PACLING
2007 Programme Committee member of the IR related track of ENC 2007 in Morelia, MX (September 2007)
2007 Programme Committee member of the workshop on "Multi-source Multilingual Information Extraction and Summarization" to be held in conjunction with RANLP 2007 (Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing
2007 Programme Committee member (and co-organiser) of the Workshop on health to take place at UM2007: “2nd Workshop on Personalisation for e-Health”
2007-present Member of the Executive Committee of ALTA, the Australasian Language Technology Association (position: ex-president); (http://www.alta.asn.au)
2006 PhD examiner for phd thesis at Sydney University and QUT
2006 Programme Co-chair of IUI 2006 (Intelligent User Interfaces), Sydney, January 2006
2006 co-chair of the 2006 International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG) - held in conjunction with Coling/ACL 2006
2006 Co-Chair of ACL/Coling 2006, Sydney, July 2006. ACL and Coling are the best conferences in the field of Computational Linguistics http://www.coling2006.org or http://www.acl2006.org
2005-present Member of Editorial Board of Computational Linguistics
2004-2006 President of ALTA, the Australasian Language Technology Association (http://www.alta.asn.au)
2005 Member of the Organising Committee of the Workshop on Personalisation in eHealth, held in conjunction with the International Conference on User Modeling (UM’05), Edinburgh, Scotland, June 2005
2005 Programme Committee member of the European Workshop on Natural Language Generation
2005 Programme Committee member of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Education
2004-present Member of the Executive Board of HCSNet, the ARC Network for Human Communication Science
2002-2004 Member of the executive board of ALTA, the Australasian Language Technology Association
2004 Programme Committee member of the European Workshop on Natural Language Generation
2004 Co-programme chair of the Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTW) 2004, Macquarie University, Sydney
2004 Tutorial Co-Chair for CHI 2004 (the major international conference for work in Computer Human Interaction)
2004-present Regular reviewer for the Natural Language Engineering Journal
2004 Guest Editor (with N. Colineau) of a Special Issue on Tailored Information Delivery for RIA (Revue d'Intelligence Artificielle, the main journal for Artificial Intelligence in France)
2003-2006 Member of programme committee for the Student Session for the Annual Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
2003 Advisor to OzCHI 2003, the National Human Computer Interaction Conference
2002-2004 Programme Committee member of the International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG 1988)
2002-present Member of Editorial Board of The French Journal for Artificial Intelligence (Revue d’Intelligence Artificielle – RIA)
2002-present Programme Committee member of the International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI)
2002-present Member of the Advisory Board of ICAN (Innovative Collaborations Alliances Networks), a Key Research Center at UTS, Sydney
2002 Reviewer for ACL 2002, the Annual Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics
2002 Reviewer for Human Factors 2002. (Human Factors 2002 is a Joint Conference of the Ergonomics Society of Australia (ESA) and the Computer Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG’s OZCHI Conference)
2002 Reviewer for COLING 2002, the Annual Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics
2001 Reviewer for ACL 2001, the Annual Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics
2001-present Chair of CHISIG: the Special Interest Group on HCI, a special interest group of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia. This is the national society for Human-Computer Interaction (http://www.chisig.org)
2001 Reviewer for OZCHI 2001, the Australian Conference for Human Computer Interaction
2000-2003 Programme Committee Member for The Annual International Conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Documentation (SIGDOC)
2000 Programme Committee member for the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
2000 Programme Committee member for ANLP-NAACL track on Generation and Summarization track (ANLP: Applied Natural Language Processing; NAACL: North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics- these 2 conferences are amongst the main fora for Language Technology)
2000 Programme Committee member for the international Natural Language Generation workshop on “Impacts in Language Generation, which took place at Coling 2000. (Coling (COmputational LINguistics) is another main international forum for Language Technology)
2000 General chair for OzCHI 2000, the National Human Computer Interaction Conference, Sydney, December 2000
2000 Reviewer for COLING 2000, the Annual Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics
1999 Chair for the Generation and the Machine Translation track for ACL'99 (Association for Computational Linguistics – the main forum for the area of language technology), Maryland, June 1999
1999 Theme Co-Chair for ACL'99, the Annual Conference for Computational Linguistics, June 1999. Theme title: Design, Implementation and Uses of Controlled Languages
1999 Programme Committee member for the Thematic session on “Corpus-based Approaches to Discourse and Dialogue” as part of the 1999 Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL’99)
1999 Programme Committee member of the European Workshop on Natural Language Generation
1998 Programme Committee member of the European Workshop on Natural Language Generation
1998 Programme Committee member of the International Workshop on Natural Language Generation (INLG 1998)
1998 Reviewer for the Australian Conference for Human Computer Interaction (OzCHI'98)
1998 Reviewer for the Third Australian Document Symposium (ADCS'98)
1998 Reviewer for Coling/ACL'98: the conference which combined the annual meeting of the International Association for Computational Linguistics (COLING) with the annual meeting for the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
1998 Reviewer for the Journal: The Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 1998 special issue on 'adaptivity and user modeling in hypertext/hypermedia systems' and 'hypermedia for museums and cultural heritage'
1997-2001 Programme Committee member of The French annual Conference on Language Technology (TALN).
1997-1999 Programme Committee member of the International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modelling and Using Context: CONTEXT-99; CONTEXT-97
1997-present Programme Committee member of the annual meeting of the Language Technology community in Australasia (now called the ALTA workshop)
1997-present Co-organiser of one of the longest running regular seminar series in Sydney: the HAIL seminars (Human computer interaction, Artificial Intelligence and Language, CSIRO, Macquarie University Campus, North Ryde
1997 Founder of the HAIL seminars
1997 Programme Co-Chair for the Sixth International Conference on User Modeling (UM-97), Chia Laguna, Sardinia, Italy
1997 Workshop co-organiser: PhD Workshop on Natural Language Generation, held in conjunction with ESSLLI'97 (The European Summer School in Logic, Language and Computation), August 11-22, 1997, Aix-en-Provence, France
1996 Programme Committee member of SBIA-96 (Brazilian Symposium on Artificial Intelligence), Brazil.
1996 Programme Committee member of ACL-96 (The Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistic), Santa Cruz, California.
1996 Programme Committee member of ICTAI'96: the 8th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, Toulouse, November 1996.
1996 Programme Committee member of ECAI-96 (European Conference on Artificial Intelligence), Budapest, Hungary.
1996 Member of the organizing and reviewing committee for The ECAI-96 Workshop on Argumentation
1996 Programme Committee member of ``Les Journées de L'Explication'96'', Sophia-Antipolis, France.
1996 Programme Committee member of the International Workshop on Natural Language Generation (INLG 1996)
1995 Programme Committee member of The 1995 International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE).
1995 Member of the organizing and reviewing committee for the Workshop on Context in Knowledge and Reasoning Modelling and the Workshop on Comprehensibility, both held at IJCAI-95 (Montreal, Canada)
1995 Reviewer for the 1995 International Joint Conference On Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Montreal, Canada, August 1995, for tracks: AI and Education; Natural Language
1995 Reviewer for the 1995 European Workshop on Natural Language Generation; Leiden, The Netherlands, May 1995
1994 Programme Committee member of the International Workshop on Natural Language Generation (INLG 1994)
1993 Student Programme Committee, 1993 Annual Meeting of Computational Linguistics Association
1993 Member of organizing and reviewing committee for the workshop on `Text Summarization for Intelligent Communication', December 1993, Dagstuhl Castle, Germany
1993 Reviewer for the 1993 World Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AI-Ed'93)
1992 Member of organizing and reviewing committee for the AAAI symposium on Cooperative explanations, March 1992, Palo Alto California
1991 Tutorial Chair for ACL-91 (Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics)
1991 Member of organizing and reviewing committee for the ECAI-91 Workshop on `Improving the Use of Knowledge-Based Systems with Explanations'
1991 Member of the organizing and reviewing committee for the Workshop on Decision Making throughout the Generation Process, the Workshop on Agent Modelling for Intelligent Interaction and the Workshop on Explanation generation for knowledge-based systems: what do users need and want in practice?, all held at IJCAI-91 (Sydney, Australia)
1990-1994 Reviewer for COLING (the meetings of the International Association for COmputational LINGuistics)
1990 Technical Program Associate Chair: AAAI-90 (Annual Meeting of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence)
1990 Reviewer for the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
1990 Reviewer for the IEEE AI Applications Conference
1989-present Programme Committee Member of the International Conference on User Modelling (2005; 2003; 2001; 1999; 1996; 1995; 1994; 1993; 1992; 1991; 1990; 1989. Usually Member of the programme committee for both the main conference and the PhD consortium)
1989-1996 Member of editorial board: User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction: an International Journal, published by Kluwer Academic Publishers
1988 Programme Committee member of the International Workshop on Natural Language Generation (INLG 1988)
1987 Reviewer for the Tenth International Joint Conference On Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Milan (Italy)
1987 Reviewer for the `Use of AI Techniques in Software Design and Implementation' Program at the 21st Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences
1986 Local arrangements co-chairperson for the 24th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), held at Columbia University, 1986
Regular reviewer for the following journals: Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education; The International Journal of Human Computer Studies (former IJMMS: International Journal of Man-Machine Studies); Computational Intelligence; Computational Linguistics (prior to being on the board); The Cognitive Science journal
Reviewer for the Journal Information Processing and Management: Special issues on Text Summarisation
Reviewer for the followig Grant Giving Bodies: The National Science Foundation, USA; The ARC Australian Research Council; The Canadian Research Council
Member of User Modelling Inc (UM Inc) since its inception

Number of citations

ISI 50
Google Scholar 2605

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