- Human-centered computing;
- Participatory design, maker methods;
- Assistive technology, augmentative and alternative communication;
- Computer-supported speech therapy.
Melanie Baljko obtained her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto in 2004.
- Articulatory adaptation in multimodal communicative action. In Cindi Thompson, Tim Paek, and Eric Horvitz, editors, Proceedings of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL) Workshop on Adaptation in Dialogue Systems, pp. 73-74. Pittsburgh PA, June 2001.
- The evaluation of microplanning and surface realization in the generation of multimodal acts of communication. In Catherine Pelachaud and Isabella Poggi, editors, Proceedings of the Workshop on Multimodal Communication and Context in Embodied Agents, Fifth International Conference on Autonomous Agents (AA’01), pp. 89-94. Montreal Canada, May 2001.
- (with G. Hirst) The Importance of Subjectivity in Computational Stylistic Assessment. Text Technology, 9(1):5-17, 1999.