Assistant Professor

Universität Innsbruck

Biography

Eva is an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. She recently was awarded the habilitation degree (venia docendi) in Computer Science in 2023 (title of thesis: “Recommender Systems for Music Retrieval Tasks”). In 2013, Eva earned her Ph.D. from the University of Innsbruck, focusing on recommender systems for collaborative social media platforms. She has expanded her research horizons by undertaking short-term research stays at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, and Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.

Eva’s primary scientific interests revolve around the field of recommender systems, particularly their evaluation and user modeling. She is one of the organizers of the PERSPECTIVES workshop series “Perspectives on the Evaluation of Recommender Systems”. Eva has been honored with the Women in RecSys Best Journal Paper of the Year award in both 2022 and 2023.

In addition to her scholarly endeavors, Eva is also a co-author of a book on MySQL, which is currently in its third edition.

Interests
  • Recommender Systems
  • Music Information Retrieval
  • Information Retrieval
  • Natural Language Processing
Education
  • Habilitation in Computer Science, 2023

    University of Innsbruck, Austria

  • PhD in Computer Science, 2013

    University of Innsbruck, Austria

  • Master in Computer Science, 2007

    University of Innsbruck, Austria

News

  • Our paper “The Emotion-to-Music Mapping Atlas (EMMA):A systematically organized online database of emotionally evocative music excerpts” (by Hannah Strauß, Julia Vigl, Peer-Ole Jacobsen, Martin Bayer, Francesca Talamini, Wolfgang Vigl, me, and Marcel Zentner) has just appeared in Behavior Research Methods [02/2024].
  • I just joined the senior PC for RecSys 2024 [02/2024].
  • The event report of the 3rd Workshop on the Perspectives on the Evaluation of Recommender Systems (PERSPECTIVES 2023) at RecSys 2023 was just published in SIGIR Forum [02/2024].
  • Our paper “Exploring the Landscape of Recommender Systems Evaluation: Practices and Perspectives” just was published in ACM Transactions on Recommender Systems [11/2023].
  • Christine Bauer and me received the Women in RecSys Journal Paper of the Year award for our paper “Evaluating Recommender Systems: Survey and Framework” - yay :) [2023/09].
  • I will be Workshop Co-Chair for RecSys 2024 [2023/09].
  • This week, Andreas and Amir are in Singapore at the RecSys conference. They will both present their PhD work during the doctoral consortium. Andreas will present our full paper “SPARE: Shortest Path Global Item Relations for Efficient Session-based Recommendation” and Christine Bauer and me will present our FEVR framework [09/2023].
  • I have just presented the overview of the Multi-Author Style Analysis Task at PAN@CLEF [09/2023].
  • I have joined the ECIR 2024 program committee for the workshop track [09/2023].
  • Amir Reza Mohammadi and Andreas Peintner’s submissions to the Doctoral Consortium at this year’s ACM Conference on Recommender Systems were accepted. Amir works on “Explainable Graph Neural Network Recommenders; Challenges and Opportunities” and Andreas on “Sequential Recommendation Models: A Graph-based Perspective”, both are supervised by me :) [07/2023].
  • Was awarded my habilitation degree from the University of Innsbruck [07/2023].
  • Our paper “SPARE: Shortest Path Global Item Relations for Efficient Session-based Recommendation” was accepted as full paper at this year’s ACM Conference on Recommender Systems - work together with Andreas Peintner and Amir Reza Mohammadi (acceptance rate 18.7%) [06/2023].

Recent Publications

(2024). The Emotion-to-Music Mapping Atlas (EMMA): A systematically organized online database of emotionally evocative music excerpts. Behavior Research Methods.

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(2023). Exploring the Landscape of Recommender Systems Evaluation: Practices and Perspectives. ACM Transactions on Recommender Systems.

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(2023). Overview of the Multi-Author Writing Style Analysis Task at PAN 2023. Working Notes of CLEF 2023 - Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum.

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(2023). Evaluating Recommender Systems: Survey and Framework. ACM Computing Surveys.

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Selected Projects

Professional Service

Conference Organization

  • ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys) 2024 (Workshop Chair)
  • Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP) 2024 (Track Chair Personalized Recommender Systems)
  • ACM Annual Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) 2024 (Workshop and Tutorials Chair)
  • Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP) 2022 (Track Chair Personalized Recommender Systems)
  • ACM Hypertext 2022 (Track Chair Adaptive Web and Recommender Systems)
  • Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP) 2021 (Late Breaking Results and Demo Chair)
  • International Society on Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR) 2020 (Publication Chair)
  • International Society on Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR) 2019 (Tutorials Chair)
  • Women in MIR at International Society on Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR) 2018 (WiMIR Chair)

Workshop Organization

  • Dagstuhl Seminar: Evaluation Perspectives of Recommender Systems: Driving Research and Education 2024.
  • PERSPECTIVES 2023 Workshop: 3rd Perspectives on the Evaluation of Recommender Systems Workshop at ACM Recommender Systems 2023.
  • PERSPECTIVES 2022 Workshop: 2nd Perspectives on the Evaluation of Recommender Systems Workshop at ACM Recommender Systems 2022.
  • PERSPECTIVES 2021 Workshop: Perspectives on the Evaluation of Recommender Systems Workshop at ACM Recommender Systems 2021.
  • 2nd WiMIR Workshop at International Society on Music Information Retrieval Conference (Project Guide for Multi-Dimensional User Models for MIR).
  • 1st International Workshop on Multi-Method Evaluation of Personalized Systems @UMAP 2018 – User Modelling, Adaptation and Personalization, 2018.
  • 23rd Workshop Grundlagen von Datenbanken 2011.

Challenge Organization

  • Multi-Author Analysis Task, PAN@CLEF 2024 (Task Chair)
  • Multi-Author Analysis Task, PAN@CLEF 2023 (Task Chair)
  • Multi-Author Analysis Task, PAN@CLEF 2022 (Task Chair)
  • Style Change Detection Task, PAN@CLEF 2021 (Task Chair)
  • Style Change Detection Task, PAN@CLEF 2020 (Task Chair)
  • Style Change Detection Task, PAN@CLEF 2019 (Task Chair)

Editorial Service

  • Guest editor: Special Issue “Perspectives on Recommender Systems Evaluation” in ACM Transactions on Recommender Systems (together with Christine Bauer and Alan Said) [2022-2024]

Reviewing for Conferences

  • ACM International Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys) [2018-2022; best reviewer award nominee 2018; senior PC 2024]
  • ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR) [2022, senior PC member 2023–2024]
  • ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM) [2023]
  • The Web Conference [2022, senior PC member 2023]
  • European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR) [2019, 2021-2023, 2024 (workshops)]
  • International Workshop on Algorithmic Bias in Search and Recommendation [2020-2023]
  • International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR) [2016, meta-reviewer 2017-2022]
  • Workshop on Adaptive and Personalized Explainable User Interfaces [2022]
  • Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP) [2019-2021; best reviewer award nominee 2023]
  • International Symposium on Open Collaboration (OpenSym) [2021]
  • Workshop on Computational Humanities Research [2020-2021]
  • ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACMMM) [2019-2020]
  • ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) [2015-2020]
  • Explainable User Models and Personalized Systems Workshop (ExUM) [2020]
  • ACM Conference on Web Science (WebSci) [2019]
  • Sound & Music Computing Conference (SMC) [2019]
  • Workshop on Explainable and Holistic User Modeling [2019]
  • Workshop Engineering Accountable Information Systems [2019]
  • International Workshop on Transparent Personalization Methods based on Heterogeneous Personal Data [2019]
  • International Conference on New Music Concepts (ICNMC) [2014-2019]
  • Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) [2016-2019]
  • Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII) [2017, 2019]
  • CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) [2018]
  • Workshop on Social Aspects in Personalization and Search (SoAPS) [2018]
  • International Conference on Semantic Systems (SEMANTiCS) [2014-2018]
  • Digital Humanities Austria (DHA) [2017-2018]
  • Workshop on Social Media for Personalization and Search (SoMePeaS) [2017]
  • International Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing (SemaPro) [2017]
  • Workshop on Linked Enterprise Data Services, Provenance, Linking and QualitY (LEDSPLaY) [2017]
  • Workshop on Engineering Computer-Human Interaction in Recommender Systems (EnCHIReS) [2016]
  • European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS, Social Media in Business and Society) [2016]
  • International Conference on Semantic Systems (SEMANTiCS), Poster Track [2014-2016]
  • Affect and Sentiment in Multimedia Workshop (ASM) [2015]
  • International Workshop on Social Media Retrieval and Analysis (Somera) [2014-2015]
  • European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS, Social Media Research and Analytics Track) [2015]
  • International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) [2014]
  • International Conference on Semantic Systems (I-Semantics) [2012-2013]

Reviewing for Journals

  • ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS)
  • ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST)
  • Data Mining and Discovery
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence: The International Journal of Intelligent Real-Time Automation
  • EPJ Data Science
  • EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing
  • Expert Systems with Applications Journal
  • Frontiers in AI - Natural Language Processing (member of editorial team)
  • Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics - Research methods (member of editorial team)
  • Information Sciences (Informatics and Computer Science Intelligent Systems Applications)
  • International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval (IJMIR)
  • International Journal on Human-Computer Studies
  • Journal Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience
  • Journal of Grid Computing
  • Journal of Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM)
  • Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS)
  • PLOS One
  • Transactions of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (TISMIR)
  • User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction (UMUAI)

Contact

Dr. Eva Zangerle