Deborah van Sinttruije

Deborah is a first-year PhD candidate in the Interactive Intelligence at TU Delft, under the supervision of Catharine Oertel. Her work is dedicated to addressing the absence of emotional communication in Conversational AI, by developing the underlying data-driven models that enable a robot to engage with humans in a socially aware manner.

Prior to her PhD, Deborah obtained a MSc in Artificial Intelligence at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and a MSc in Applied Cognitive Psychology at Universiteit Leiden.