Ebba Þóra Hvannberg, Oddný Sverrisdóttir, Branislav Bédi, Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir, Hrafn Loftsson and Guðmundur Hálfdánarson.
On Friday 11 December 2020, Branislav Bédi successfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled Learning Icelandic in Virtual Reykjavik: Simulating real-life conversations with embodied conversational agents using multimodal clarification requests, which he completed under the supervision of Dr Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir, Professor of Second Language Acquisition at the Faculty of Languages and Cultures of the University of Iceland. Other PhD committee members were: Dr Ana Paiva, Professor at the University of Lisbon, and Dr Hannes Högni Vilhjálmsson, Professor at Reykjavík University. Dissertation opponents were Dr Ebba Þóra Hvannberg, professor at the University of Iceland and Dr Hrafn Loftsson, associate professor at Reykjavík University.
Branislav Bédi completed his MA degree in German and English studies with teacher training, and an additional MA degree in German with the focus on the use of German language in Icelandic tourism at Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, and a BA degree in Icelandic as a second language at the University of Iceland. He is currently a project manager of the International Office of Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies and a lecturer at the University of Iceland.
Dr Branislav Bédi.