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PhD defence by Miklas Strøm Kristoffersen


10.06.2020 kl. 15.00 - 18.00


“Context-Aware Recommendations for Multiple Users in the Home”

In this talk, Miklas Strøm Kristoffersen will present the main findings of his PhD project, which has been concerned with context-aware recommender systems targeted towards the home environment with multiple simultaneous users.

Users of shared multimedia systems in homes face an increasingly complex task of selecting content for consumption that will fit their immediate situation. A system that can effectively improve users’ decision processes with relevant content suggestions in a diverse range of consumption scenarios is therefore highly desirable. Driven by a growing availability of contextual knowledge provided through a steadily expanding range of sensors embedded into the home environment, this work proposes methods for providing recommendations that automatically adapt to users and their contextual settings.

Overall, the work contributes with 1) data suitable for developing and evaluating reproducible recommender methods within the television domain, 2) understanding of contextual patterns and relevance of contextual attributes to the recommendation process, and 3) high-quality recommendations based on nonlinear contextual modeling.

The project has been carried out under the Danish Industrial PhD program and has been financed by Bang & Olufsen A/S together with Innovation Fund Denmark.

Assessment Committee
Associate Professor Ove Kjeld Andersen, Aalborg University (chairman)
Professor Túlay Adali, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Professor Lars Kai Hansen, Technical University of Denmark

Professor Zheng-Hua Tan, Aalborg University
PhD Sven Ewan Shepstone, Bang & Olufsen A/S

Professor Søren Holdt Jensen, Aalborg University

Please send an e-mail no later than Monday 8 June, 12:00 to imh@es.aau.dk if you wish to participate.


Free of charge


Signal and Information Processing, Department of Electronic Systems


Online via Microsoft Teams

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08.06.2020 kl. 12.00

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