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Dr. Lora Aroyo

  • Associate professor - Intelligent Information Systems Web and Media, Department of Computer Science, at the VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Scientific coordinator of the EU Integrated Project: NoTube: integration of Web and TV data with the help of semantics (watch Social Web & TV scenarious; watch the Social Web & TV demonstrator)
  • Scientific coordinator of NWO project: CHIP: Cultural Heritage Information Personalization.

Since 2006 I am working in the area of Intelligent Information Systems as an assistant professor in the Web and Media Group, Department of Computer Science VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Until 2010 I was also an associate member Information Systems Group Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. My main research interest are in the field of personalization on the Web, focussing on user and context modelling for web-based recommender systems. Main application areas for this research are Interactive TV and Cultural Heritage. See below the list of my publications and the list of the projects I am currently involved in.

I received my M.Sc in Mathematics and Computer Science from Sofia University in Bulgaria. I did my PhD research at the department of Educational Science and Technology, University of Twente, the Netherlands, in the field of adaptive information retrieval for web-based education. I was granted a PhD on a thesis entitled "Task-based approach to information handling support with web-based education". After my PhD I worked as an assistant professor at Eindhoven University of Technology and was an associate member of the Multimedia and Human-Computer Interaction Group of CWI in Amsterdam.

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