Johanne Trippas

Dr Johanne Trippas is a Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow at RMIT University, Australia.

I am a Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow at the School of Computing Technologies, STEM College. I am interested in Intelligent Systems, in particular, next-generation capabilities for digital assistants including spoken conversational search, collection of complex datasets and task progression through ubiquitous sensing. I am also working with Ambulance Victoria, using artificial intelligence (AI) to efficiently identify cardiac arrest emergency calls thus accelerating critical care.

I have built an international reputation as a leader in conversational information seeking research, especially at the intersection of conversational systems, interactive information retrieval (IIR), human-computer interaction (HCI), and dialogue analysis, with the aim of making information more accessible. Previously, I was a Doreen Thomas Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

I completed my PhD in Computer Science focussing on Conversational Systems at RMIT University in 2019 under the supervision of Professor Lawrence Cavedon, Professor Mark Sanderson, and Doctor Damiano Spina. I am awarded the RMIT University Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Higher Degree by Research Prize for my doctoral work and thesis.

I am appointed as Vice-Chair of the ACM SIGIR Artifact Evaluation Committee (AEC) promoting the reproducibility of research results.