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This lecture series at the Leibniz University Hannover provides the foundations for user modeling and personalization. We discuss basic methods for user observation, the most common types of user models and a wide range of personalization techniques. Building upon this, we will specifically look at state-of-the-art content-based and collaborative recommendation techniques. Specific attention will also be given to evaluation techniques and relevant theories from the field of human-computer interaction.

Since 2011, I offer this lecture - and the corresponding exam - during the Summer Semester. Interested students can find details on the current or upcoming lecture series on StudIP - Leibniz Universität Hannover.

Lecture Slides (PDF)

Last update: Summer Semester 2016

1. Adaptive Hypermedia

2. User Modeling – Introduction

3. User Modeling – Techniques

4. User Modeling Frameworks and Interoperability

5. Web Personalization and Web Usage Mining

6. Collaborative Filtering

7. Content-Based and Hybrid Recommender Systems

8. Evaluation of Adaptive Systems

9. User Evaluation of Adaptive Systems

10. Information Foraging and Web Navigation

11. Human-Computer Interaction

12. Personalization and Privacy

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Privacy Engineering, User Modeling, Personalization, Recommendation, Web Usage Mining, Data Analysis and Visualization, Usability, Evaluation

Dr. Ir. Eelco Herder
Associate Professor
Human-Centered Computing Group
Information and Computing Sciences
Utrecht University

Buys Ballotgebouw
Princetonplein 5
3584 CC Utrecht
The Netherlands