Publications & Posters

(Author)
 • Ramesh Manuvinakurike, David DeVault, Kallirroi Georgila. " Using Reinforcement Learning to Model Incrementality in a Fast-Paced Dialogue Game.". SIGdial. 2017 (accepted)
 • Ramesh Manuvinakurike, Casey Kennington, David DeVault, David Schlangen. " Real-Time Understanding of Complex Discriminative Scene Descriptions". SIGdial. 2016
 • Ramesh Manuvinakurike, Maike Paetzel, Cheng Qu, David Schlangen, David DeVault. " Toward incremental dialogue act segmentation in fast-paced interactive dialogue systems". SIGdial. 2016
 • Sina Zarrieß, Julian Hough, Casey Kennington, Ramesh Manuvinakurike, David DeVault, Raquel Fernandez and David Schlangen. "PentoRef: A Corpus of Spoken References in Task-oriented Dialogues." International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation(LREC), 2016.
 • Ramesh Manuvinakurike, Maike Paetzel, David DeVault. "Reducing the Cost of Dialogue System Training and Evaluation with Online , Crowd-Sourced Dialogue Data Collection". Workshop on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue(Semdial), 2015
 • Maike Paetzel, Ramesh Manuvinakurike, David DeVault. " "So, which one is it?" The effect of alternative incremental architectures in a high-performance game-playing agent". SIGdial. 2015 (Best paper award)
 • Ramesh Manuvinakurike "Crowd-sourcing + spoken dialogue systems". Young Researcher's Roundtable on Spoken Dialogue Systems, 2015
 • Ramesh Manuvinakurike, David DeVault. "Pair Me Up: A Web Framework for Crowd-Sourced Spoken Dialogue Collection". International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems. 2015
 • Ramesh Manuvinakurike, Timothy W. Bickmore, Wayne Velicer. "Automated Indexing of Internet Stories for Health Behavior Change: Weight Loss Attitude Pilot Study". Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2014
 • Master's thesis Dissertation : Ramesh Manuvinakurike. "Automated indexing of stories for conversational health intervention." (2013).
 • Ramesh Manuvinakurike, Barbara Barry, and Timothy W. Bickmore. "Indexing Stories for Conversational Health Interventions." AAAI Spring Symposium: Data Driven Wellness. 2013.


(Acknowledgements)
 • Paetzel, Maike, David Nicolas Racca, and David DeVault. "A Multimodal Corpus of Rapid Dialogue Games." Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 2014.
 • Utami, Dina, et al. "A Conversational Agent-based Clinical Trial Search Engine." (2013).
 • Rich, Charles, et al. "Operating in a hierarchy of time scales for an always-on relational agent." Workshop on Real-Time Conversations with Virtual Agents, Santa Cruz, CA (September 2012).

Education

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA
Viterbi School of Engineering, Computer Science (August 2013 - present)
PhD candidate in Computer Science

Northeastern University (NU), Boston, MA
College of Computer and Information Science, September 2011- May 2013
Master of Science in Computer Science

Visveswarayya Technological University (VTU), Bangalore, India
People’s Education Society Institute of Technology, August 2005 – August 2009
Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication