Dr. Nikos Tsourakis is a Research Associate at the Department of Translation Technology (referred to by its French acronym TIM). His research interests concentrate on multimodal interaction, voice user interfaces, multilingual dialogue systems, distributed systems and evaluation. He has more than 40 peer reviewed publications in relevant areas. He has also served as an expert reviewer for the European Commission in the context of FP7.
Before joining TIM/FTI he worked as a software engineer developing telephone-based speech recognition applications. He has extensive experience in designing, building and evaluating systems targeted to end-users, and also solving problems from the back-end until the front-end of an application. At the moment, he is lead developer in the project "Designing and Evaluating Spoken Dialogue Based CALL Systems", funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.