Short bio

I’m originally from Belgium and studied at the University of Louvain, where I graduated with a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science & Engineering (“ingénieur civil en informatique”) in 2006. In parallel to my engineering studies, I also attended several courses in linguistics and earned a minor in this field.

Becoming increasingly interested by the intersection of computer science and linguistics, I decided to move to Saarbrücken (Germany) to specialise in computational linguistics and enrolled in the M.Sc. program in Language Science & Technology organised there. During that time, I also worked as a research assistant at the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), working together with Geert-Jan M. Kruijff on the development of spoken dialogue systems for human-robot interaction. I graduated in 2008 and continued to work at the DFKI as a researcher for two more years, where I was involved in two EU-funded projects.

In 2011, I relocated to the University of Oslo to work as a PhD Research Fellow in the Language Technology Group of the Department of Informatics. My PhD thesis developed a new, hybrid approach to dialogue management based on the notion of probabilistic rules. I defended my PhD thesis on February 2014 and worked for two more years as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the same group on a project on “Dialogue Modelling for Statistical Machine Translation” funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

On August 2016, I joined Norsk Regnesentral as a senior research scientist.

Curriculum Vitae

For more details on my academic background, please have a look at my curriculum vitae:

(last update: 2021).

Contact details

Name: Pierre Lison
Email: plison@nr.no
Office: Kristen Nygaards hus (top floor), office 4110
Phone: +47.228.525.77 (office) and +47.967.998.12 (mobile)
Skype: plison2
Mail address: Norsk Regnesentral/Norwegian Computing Center
Postboks 114 Blindern
NO-0314 Oslo