Andrew Olney presently serves as Associate Professor in both the Institute for Intelligent Systems and Department of Psychology and as Director of the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis. Dr. Olney received a B.A. in Linguistics with Cognitive Science from University College London in 1998, an M.S. in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems from the University of Sussex in 2001, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Memphis in 2006. His primary research interests are in natural language interfaces. Specific interests include vector space models, dialogue systems, unsupervised grammar induction, robotics, and intelligent tutoring systems.
Classes at the undergraduate and graduate level involving cognitive science and computational modeling. Also graduate student mentorship in grant-sponsored research.
Publications and projects focussing on task-oriented natural langugage interfaces with specific focus on conversational intelligent tutoring systems, computational representations of meaning, and dyadic interaction and engagement.
Serving on program committee for 18th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, 2017.