Winfried Lechner lecture postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to postpone Winfried Lechner's talk, originally scheduled for 1 February, until Wednesday, 8 March at 18:30 CET …

Lecture series

OFAI 2023 Winter/Spring Lecture Series

OFAI is delighted to announce its 2023 Winter/Spring Lecture Series, featuring an eclectic lineup of internal and external speakers.

The talks are intended to …


Dipl.-Ing. Martin Trapp, PhD, Aalto University

Leveraging Connections Between Deep Architectures and Bayesian Nonparametrics

The Bayesian approach to deep learning aims to encode prior knowledge into models, but defining priors is often challenging. These challenges are discussed in "Leveraging …


Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Bernhard Pfahringer, University of Waikato

Everything Changes, but Your ML Models Stay the Same?

Machine learning assumes data to be independently and identically sampled from a distribution, though in the real world this assumption rarely holds. Data stream mining …


Mag. Dr. Stephanie Gross, MSc, OFAI

Multimodal Human–Robot Interaction in Situated Task Descriptions

Humans and robots are increasingly working together at home and in the workplace, and successful interaction depends on the robot picking up on the human's …


Dr. Peter Hallman, MA, BA, OFAI

Comparatives in Arabic

Syrian Arabic, like English, has a syntactic constraint on the formation of clauses that describe standards of comparison. But unlike in English, the scope of …


Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benjamin Roth, BSc, MSc, University of Vienna

Evaluation and Learning with Structured Test Sets

While behavioural tests capture human prior knowledge and insights, there has been little exploration on how to leverage them for model training and development. This …


Ass.-Prof. Dr. Karën Fort, Sorbonne Université / LORIA

Ethics and NLP: What we Talk About, What we Don't Talk About Anymore, What we Never Talked About

Commercial applications of natural language processing have now invaded our daily lives, with consequences that raise difficult ethical questions. These questions will be discussed in …


Dipl.-Psych. Dr. Christoph Scheepers, University of Glasgow

The “Crossword Effect” in Free Word Recall: A Retrieval Advantage for Words Encoded in Line with their Spatial Associations

Word concepts are known to modulate sensori-motor responses, but it is less understood how sensori-motor actions influence access to word concepts in memory. This phenomenon …


Dr. Raphael Deimel, BSc, MSc, TU Wien

Fluent and Intuitive Human–robot Object Handover

Watching humans hand over things, the skill seems trivial. But the smoothness and the ease of interaction is deceiving, as complex, fast and nonverbal communication …