Merle is a PhD student at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam working on dialogue management in (spoken) human-robot interaction. Her project is part of the Hybrid Intelligence Centre (https://www.hybrid-intelligence-centre.nl/) and she is supervised by Koen Hindriks (VU), Florian Kunneman (VU) and Catharine Oertel (TU Delft).
Merle obtained a cum laude double M.Sc. in Intelligent Systems from Bielefeld University (2020) and in Computer Science from the University of Bologna (2020). Before that she graduated with a B.Sc. in Cognitive Science (with distinction) from the University of Osnabrück (2018).