I completed my Ph.D. within the field of Computer Science with specialization on Recommender System at Politecnico di Milano under the supervision of Prof. Paolo Cremonesi. During my Ph.D., I was an exchange student at Department of Computational Perception, JKU in Linz, Austria for six months, under the supervision of Prof. Markus Schedl. I was involved in organizing ACM RecSys Challenges 2017 with together with Xing (the European career-oriented social networking company) and RecSys Challenges 2018 with Spotify (the global music, podcast, and video streaming service provider) as part of the ACM Conference on Recommender Systems. I am also leading organizing a task at MediaEval Benchmarking Initiative for Multimedia Evaluation (MediaEval 2018) named: “The 2018 Recommending Movies Using Content: Which content is key?”.

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Sep 14, 2018Our paper at TKDE was accepted! The research was done in collobration with the bioinformatic group of Politecnico di Milano and George Washington univeristy. See publication page.
July 17, 2018Has now a PhD title With Honour!
July 10, 2018My paper at RecSys 2018 accepted! See publication page.
June 16, 2018A brand-new tutorial accepted for presentation at RecSys 2018 on Multimedia
Recommender Systems! Visit RecSys 2018 Tutorial page.
June 7, 2018 Me, Peter Kness and Farshad Bakhshandegan Moghaddam will be the academic organizers of ACM Recommender System Challenge 2019, new information to come soon, stay tuned!