International Center for Advanced Communication Technologies (interACT)-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

International Center for Advanced Communication Technologies (interACT)

Established initially as a collaboration at the Interactive Systems Laboratories of Universitat Karlsruhe (TH) and Carnegie Mellon University in 1991, it has since grown and flourished into a joint Center, the International Center for Advanced Communication Technologies (interACT).

interACT's mission is to carry out scientific research on Advanced Communication Technologies as well as to promote and facilitate education in an international, cross-cultural setting. Both universities signed the cooperative agreement in 2004. interACT has been conducting research in the field of speech recognition, -translation and -output, dialogue, vision technologies, multimodal and cross modal perceptual interfaces and smart rooms. The center operates with the mission to bring communication between humans, computers, and cultures worldwide together by researching and creating revolutionary technology.

In February 2007, interACT opened a third center at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong, headed by Dr. Pascale Fung. In September 2007, Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan joined interACT. interACT at Waseda University is headed by Prof. Atsuo Takanishi. interACT also offers an Exchange Program for students between Carnegie Mellon University, Universitat Karlsruhe, and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The program aims to exchange knowledge, and train students in an environment of international immersion where they get to know each other, collaborate, and participate in research projects.

interACT Silicon Valley is situated in the Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley campus which is located at the heart of Silicon Valley, the center of IT industry of the world.

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