Dilek Hakkani-Tur

Dilek Hakkani-Tür is a research scientist at Google. Prior to joining Google, she was a researcher at Microsoft Research(2010-2016), International Computer Science Institute (ICSI, 2006-2010) and AT&T Labs-Research (2001-2005). She received her BSc degree from Middle East Technical Univ, in 1994, and MSc and PhD degrees from Bilkent Univ., Department of Computer Engineering, in 1996 and 2000, respectively.
Her research interests include natural language and speech processing, spoken dialogue systems, and machine learning for language processing. She has over 50 patents that were granted and co-authored more than 200 papers in natural language and speech processing. She is the recipient of three best paper awards for her work on active learning for dialogue systems, from IEEE Signal Processing Society, ISCA and EURASIP. She was an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing (2005-2008), member of the IEEE Speech and Language Technical Committee (2009-2014), area editor for speech and language processing for Elsevier's Digital Signal Processing Journal and IEEE Signal Processing Letters (2011-2013).
She is a fellow of IEEE and ISCA.
See google scholar for a recent list of publications.

Previous Publications


    Using Recurrent Neural Networks for Slot Filling in Spoken Language Understanding

    Grégoire Mesnil, Yann Dauphin, Kaisheng Yao, Yoshua Bengio, Li Deng, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Xiaodong He, Larry Heck, Gokhan Tur, Dong Yu, Geoffrey Zweig

    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, vol. 23 (2015), pp. 530-539


    Spoken language understanding

    Renato De Mori, Frederic Bechet, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Michael McTear, Giuseppe Riccardi, Gokhan Tur

    IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, vol. 25:3 (2008), pp. 50-58