Update: I will be joining TU Delft and the Web Information Systems group (with Geert-Jan Houben, Claudia Hauff, et al.), as an Assistant Professor from February 2017. I have been awarded one of the prestigious Technology Fellowships at TU Delft (acceptance rate ~8%). The award will also enable me to fund a Research Fellow in the area of human-centered issues in recommender systems for around 18 months. If you (or someone you know) are interested in joining us, I'd love to have an informal chat to see if we have a fit. During the transition I can be reached on email@example.com
I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Intelligent Interactive Systems at Bournemouth University, where I am a member of the Smart Technology Research Group and the Human Computer Interaction Group. I am also a member of the Data Science Initiative at BU. My research is in the intersection between Artificial Intelligence and Human Computer Interaction. More specifically, I am interested in how to best present and adapt complex data (using both natural language generation, and interactive and adaptive visualizations) in artificial advice giving systems.
I am also an honorary Research Fellow at the Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
explanations, natural language generation, human-computer interaction, personalization (recommender systems), and adaptive visualization.
I have published over 35 peer reviewed papers. H-index: 14, i10-index: 15, most cited article: >200 citations (~900 total),
according to Google scholar
on the 10/10/16.
I have previously worked on Natural Language Generation projects in a variety of domains, including Recommender Systems, Scrutable Autonomous Systems (SAsSy
), nature conservation
), cultural heritage
), and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
("How was school today...?")
. I have also worked in industry (at Telefonica R&D) on human-centered issues in recommender systems.
Member of the ACM since January 2014.
I have been reviewing for the Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization
ACM Conference on Recommender Systems
since 2011. I have also reviewed for IEEE Intelligent Systems, ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS), and ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST) among others
. This year, I am an Associate Editor for an ACM TiiS Special issue on Human Interaction With Artificial Advice Givers
In the past, I have served as Demo and Poster chair for UMAP'15
. I also served as Workshop and Tutorial chair for IUI'15
, and publicity chair for both IUI'2014
7th of October:
I have been invited to join as member of the EPSRC Associate Peer Review College, to assist in peer review of grant proposals for the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences.
28th of September:
The joint workshop on Interfaces and Human Decision Making in Recommender Systems (IntRS) featured in a piece by Strands Retail
on the ACM Recsys highlights.
17th of September:
I am delighted to act as track chair for the Intelligent User Interfaces track at UMAP'17.
1st of September:
I am excited to be chairing a panel on ``Privacy and Ethics in Big Data and AI/Cognitive Computing'' at the Big Data Conference, Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, 8th of December, 2016
.The Big Data Conference is the largest annual data analytics conference held in Scotland; it is supported by ScotlandIS and The Data Lab.
21st of August:
Paper accepted to SocInfo'16: "What am I not seeing? An Interactive Approach to Social Content Discovery in Microblogs", with Byungkyu Kang, Tobias Hollerer and John O'Donovan.
13th of July:
We were awarded 50K from the English Higher Education and Innovation Fund (HEIF) for the project: Data Science and Analytics Training and Engagement Services for Business. With Bogdan Gabrys (PI), Kaska Musial-Gabrys, Marcin Budka, and Paul Yoo.
29th of June:
ESRC Festival of Social Science event proposal accepted! We will be running focus groups and an information session on the topic: "What is the internet hiding from you?" on November 8th, 2016. Event held at the Executive Business Centre. Details and registration here: Afternoon session
2.30-5pm, OR Evening session
6-8:30pm (two slots of the same sort of session).