University of Konstanz
Graduiertenkolleg / PhD Program
Computer and Information Science

Colloquium of the Department and the PhD Program


Behavioral Analysis & Personalization: Beyond Amazon & Co.


Jun.-Prof. Steffen Rendle, University of Konstanz, Germany

date & place

Wednesday, 14.12.2011, 16:15 h
Room A 704


Every day a huge amount of user behavior is collected in the web. Every single click, purchase, played song, etc. is recorded. This information provides a rich source for learning user preferences and adapting web pages automatically to each single visitor's taste. Recommender systems for such a personalization play an important role in today's online shops, news pages, video platforms, etc. Whereas early recommender systems are based on user demographics, item attributes and explicit preferences, almost all modern systems are based on the analysis of user behavior. In this talk I will present recent methods that go beyond the approaches known from Amazon & Co.