Milica Gašić graduated in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Belgrade in 2006. Since then, she has studied, worked, lectured and conducted research in different capacities at the University of Cambridge. After completing an MPhil course in Computer Speech, Text and Internet Technology at the Computer Laboratory, she enrolled as a PhD student in Statistical Dialogue Modelling under the supervision of Professor Steve Young at the Engineering Department. In 2011, she was awarded an EPSRC PhD plus award for her dissertation and she became a Research Associate in the Dialogue Systems Group. She was a technical area leader for the Parlance project, an EU FP7 project from 2012 to 2014. In 2014, she was elected a Research Fellow of Murray Edwards College. In 2016, she was appointed a Lecturer in Spoken Dialogue Systems at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. Her publications include around 50 journal articles and peer reviewed conference papers, for which she has received a number of best paper awards: CSL (2010), Interspeech (2010), SLT (2010), Sigdial (2013), Sigdial (2015), EMNLP (2015), ACL (2016) and EMNLP (2018). Since January 2017, she is an elected member of IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee and an appointed board member of Sigdial. In 2018, she became Head of the Dialogue Systems Group, which she had been co-managing since 2015. In 2018 she won an Alexander von Humboldt Sofja Kovalevskaja award (1.65M€) and an ERC Starting Grant (1.5M€). In April 2019 she became a full professor at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.

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