- Carnegie Mellon University
- North America
Multimodal processing; Paralinguistics; Human-robot interaction; Virtual humans; Natural language generation; Dialogue and discourse; Corpus development.
Cassell is credited with developing the Embodied Conversational Agent (ECA), a virtual human capable of interacting with humans using both language and nonverbal behavior. Her current interests include discourse and dialogue, conversational analysis, marginalized dialects, natural language generation, generation of non-verbal behavior, virtual humans, human-agent interaction