Several of our team members will be presenting work at this year’s ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2016).
- Jennifer will present ‘First Do No Harm: Considering and Minimizing Harm in Recommender Systems Designed for Engendering Health’ at the HealthRecSys workshop.
- Sole and Nevena have two papers with relEVENT at the RecSysTour workshop: ‘Anything Fun Going On? A Simple Wizard to Avoid the Cold-Start Problem for Event Recommenders’ and ‘“One Size Doesn’t Fit All”: Helping Users Find Events from Multiple Perspectives’
- Nevena and Ion each have a poster (with Sole) in the RecSys Poster Session. Nevena’s is ‘Genre Prediction to Inform the Recommendation Process’ and ‘Ion’s is Is Readability a Valuable Signal for Hashtag Recommendations?’.
- Michael will present a Past, Present, and Future of Recommender Systems paper entitled ‘Behaviorism is Not Enough: Better Recommendations through Listening to Users’, written in collaboration with Martijn Willemsen.
We’re also very interested in talking with prospective graduate students interested in doing either M.S. or Ph.D work in information retrieval, recommender systems, or human-centered intelligent information systems. Talk to any of us to learn more about opportunities at Boise State University.
And one more fun thing: September 19, the last day of the conference, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Talk with PIReT like a pirate!