Lara Verheyen recently started her PhD in the Evolutionary and Hybrid AI team within the AI Lab under the supervision of Katrien Beuls. Lara’s main interests are computational linguistics and communication systems. She graduated from the KU Leuven as a Master of Arts in Linguistics in 2018 and obtained a Master’s in Artificial Intelligence with a specialization in speech and language technology in 2019.
Lara is funded by the Flemish Government under the “Onderzoeksprogramma Artificiële Intelligentie (AI) Vlaanderen” programme, where she is contributing to the grand challenge on human-like artificial intelligence. More specifically, her research project is focused on acquiring domain knowledge through a natural language dialogue. The main objective consists of building a conversational agent that can interact naturally with humans and also detect and fill gaps in its knowledge.