Research Interests

His research interests lie in Data Science, Personalizations, Recommender Systems, Context-Awareness, Human Factors, Technology-Enhanced Learning, and so forth. It could be related to the following topics:

  • General Areas: Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence
  • Web & Learning Intelligence: Personalization, Recommender Systems, Learning Analytics
  • HCI and Users: User Modeling, Human Factors (trust, emotion, personality), Behavior Analysis
Honors, Grants & Awards
  • 2021, Excellence in Research Award by College of Computing at Illinois Institute of Technology
  • 2021, ACM SIGCHI Development Fund
  • 2020, PI, Industry Grant #20-0195
  • 2020, PI, NSF grant (#2022227) to support students in ACM UMAP 2020 & 2021
  • 2018, PI, NSF grant (#1830908) to support students in ACM UMAP 2018 & 2019
  • 2017, Distinguished Student Supervisor Nominees, IIT, Chicago, USA
  • 2017, Distinguished reviewer by ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems
  • 2016-2018, AWS Educate Teaching Grant
  • 2015-2016, AWS Educate Student Grant
  • 2016, Travel Award: UMAP, SAC
  • 2015, Travel Award: ICDM, IUI, SAC, UMAP, DSS
  • 2015, Best paper award at SOCRS, Chicago, USA
  • 2015, Finalist at SRC@ACM SAC, Spain
  • 2014, Travel Award: RecSys, SAC
  • 2013, Travel Award: KDD, UMAP
Projects & Supervisions

Below is a list of students or researchers under his supervision

  • List of PhD Students
    • Diego S├ínchez-Moreno (Part-time PhD Student; University of Salamanca, Spain); Project: Music Recommender Systems
  • List of Master Students
    • Recommender Systems
      • Maria Delgado Franco, Beatriz Blanco, Mili Singh, Mayur Agnani; Project: Grey Sheep Users In RecSys
      • Tanaya Dave, Neha Mishra, Harshit Kumar; Project: Reciprocal Recommendations
      • Shephalika Shekhar; Project: Multi-Criteria Recommender System
      • Shravan Shankar Polisetty, Alisha Anna Jose; Project: Context-Aware Recommender System
      • Nastaran Ghane, Milad Sabouri; Project: Multi-Stakeholder Recommendations
      • Archana Subramaniyan, Arturo Pavon Estrade; Project: Personality-Aware Recommendations
      • Juan Ruiz Toribio; Project: Transparency and Fairness
      • Gonzalo Florez Arias, Manuel Diaz Bendito; Project: Recommender Systems based on Deep Learning
    • Learning Analytics
      • Alejandro Susillo Ridao; Project: AI for Educations
    • Cybersecurity | Security
  • Supervision under the Joint Program with Universities in Spain (with M.S. thesis)
    • Maria Delgado Franco, Beatriz Blanco, Project: Grey Sheep Users In RecSys
    • Arturo Pavon Estrade, Project: Personality-Aware Recommendations
    • Juan Ruiz Toribio, Project: Transparency and Fairness
    • Alejandro Susillo Ridao, Project: AI for Educations
    • Raquel Noblejas Sampedro, Project: Mobile Security
    • Jorge Torres, Project: Group RecSys
    • Gonzalo Florez Arias, Manuel Diaz Bendito; Project: Recommender Systems based on Deep Learning