Assoc. Prof. Laurianne Sitbon

ARC Future Fellow Associate Professor, School of Computer Science
Queensland University of Technology


Associate Professor Laurianne Sitbon is a Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council (ARC), and associate professor in the school of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. She leads the Human Interaction program of the QUT Centre for Robotics, and is a chief investigator in the QUT Centre for Justice.

Associate Professor Sitbon’s research expertise spans human computer interactions (with a focus on co-design and cognitive accessibility), natural language processing (with a focus on semantics), and information retrieval. Her current projects include how to support people with intellectual disability in the selection of visuals (eg. emojis) for communicating, how systems can use visuals (eg. emojis) to better communicate with people with intellectual disability, how to investigate the requirements of multi-modal conversational systems that can best support the needs of people with intellectual disability, and interactive automation can support universal access to work in the future.

Associate Professor Sitbon obtained her Masters of Science and Engineering from the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard in France and her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Avignon in France.