Gabriel Skantze is a Professor in Speech Technology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. In his research, he investigates computational models of spoken conversation, including aspects such as turn-taking, alignment and language grounding, and how they can be applied to human-robot interaction. He is also co-founder of the company Furhat Robotics, a spin-off from KTH, which develops a platform for social robotics. Gabriel holds a PhD in Speech Communication and Technology from KTH and an MS from Linköping University in Cognitive Science. He has published over 100 papers and received multiple awards for these at conferences. Since 2019, he is the President of SIGdial, the ACL Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue.