Kristiina Jokinen

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Kristiina Jokinen
AI Research Center AIST Tokyo Waterfront
Job title
Senior Researcher
PhD(UMIST University of Manchester)
Other affiliation
University of Helsinki


Kristiina Jokinen is Senior Researcher at AIST AI Research Center in Tokyo Waterfront. Prior to moving to Japan, she was Adjunct Professor and Project Director at University of Helsinki, Finland, and she is Visiting Professor of Intelligent Interfaces at University of Tartu, Estonia. She is Life Member of Clare Hall University of Cambridge.

Her research concerns AI-based human-robot interaction, spoken dialogue systems, and multimodal communication (speech, eye-gaze, gestures, body movement) in the Constructive Dialogue Model framework. She has widely published on the topics, given invited talks, and authored four books. Her current work focuses on social robot applications, attention, awareness and understanding in communication, especially to investigate goal-oriented actions and natural communication in elder-care and educational domains. She served as General Chair for SIGDial-2017, Area Chair in Dialogue for Interspeech-2017, and organised the northernmost dialogue
workshop IWSDS-2016 in Finland.

Research Areas

  • Informatics / Intelligent robotics / eye-gaze, gesture, dialogue, attention, natural interaction, human communication


Oct 1994
PhD, UMIST, University of Manchester

Committee Memberships

Horizon Project Empathy  International Advisory Board
IWSDS  Steering Committee
Northern-European Journal of Language Technology  Board of Editors
SIGDial  Secretary-treasurer

Awards & Honors

May 2018
Enabling Spoken Dialogue Systems for Low- Resourced Languages – End-to-End Dialect Recognition for North Sami, Best Paper Award, IWSDS 2018
Winner: Trung Ngo Trong, Kristiina Jokinen, Ville Hautamäki
Nov 2017
A multi-modal talking robot intelligent interface, Best Robot Design (Software Category) Award, International Conference on Social Robotics
Winner: Kristiina Jokinen, Graham Wilcock

Published Papers

Kristiina Jokinen, Satoshi Nishimura, Ken Fukuda, Takuichi Nishimura
2017 International Conference on Companion Technology (ICCT)      Sep 2017   [Refereed]
Asier L{ó}pez, Ahmed Ratni, Trung Ngo Trong, Javier Mikel Olaso, Seth Montenegro, Minha Lee, Fasih Haider, Stephan Schlögl, G{é}rard Chollet, Kristiina Jokinen, Dijana Petrovska-Delacr{é}taz, Hugues Sansen, Mar{\'{\i}}a In{é}s Torres
Future and Emerging Trends in Language Technology. Machine Learning and Big Data   73   2017   [Refereed]
Jokinen K, Wilcock G.
Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering   427 Vii-xi   2017   [Refereed]
Laxstr{ö}m N, Wilcock G, Jokinen K.
Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering   999 LNEE 207-219   2017   [Refereed]
Jokinen K, Wilcock G.
HAI 2017 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Human Agent Interaction   511-515   2017   [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

Dialogues, Data and Daily Activities: Research on Socially Intelligent Robots [Invited]
Kristiina Jokinen
17th Speech Science and Technology Conference (SST-2018)   7 Dec 2018   
Eye-gaze and Attentional Interfaces [Invited]
Kristiina Jokinen
The Shonan meeting “Multimodal Agents for Ageing and Multicultural Societies   29 Oct 2018   
AI Revolutions for Work – From mechanical machines to digital companions [Invited]
Kristiina Jokinen
NIVA Symposium   19 Sep 2018   
ABC for Social Robots: Attention, Beliefs, and Common Sense in Human-Robot Interactions [Invited]
Kristiina Jokinen
ERATO Symposium   1 Aug 2018   
Interactions with Social Robots – Issues and Challenges in Combining Knowledge and Dialogue capabilities for Digital Companions [Invited]
Kristiina Jokinen
AAAI Workshop DeepDial-18   2 Feb 2018