ScaR is designed, developed and evaluated as a joint effort of members from the Social Computing research area and the software services team of the Know-Center. This allows us to combine newest research insights with software development skills and therefore, ScaR should be of interest for both academics and practitioners in the field of recommender systems.

Simone Kopeinik

Deputy Research Area Manager

Simone Kopeinik is deputy research area manager of the FAIR-AI research area of the Know-Center. In her PhD, she specialized in using cognitive models for recommender systems in sparse data learning environments. Simone is working on recommender systems and is interested in broader aspects of AI and computational social systems, especially with regard to the responsible and safe use of technology.

Dominik Kowald

Research Area Manager

Dominik Kowald is the Research Area Manager of the FAIR-AI research area of the Know-Center. He has a PhD. (with hons), MSc. (with hons) in Computer Science from Graz University of Technology. He has finished his PhD in Oct 2017 in the course of the European funded research projects Learning Layers and AFEL on cognitive inspired recommender systems for social tagging and microblogging environments. Currently, he acts as key research in two FFG COMET Modules termed DDAI and DDIA.
Dieter Theiler
Dieter Theiler studied Software Engineering and Economy at Graz University of Technology and was responsible for the software engineering process in the course of the EU-IP Learning Layers project. His interests include software architecture and engineering, TEL, CSCW as well as recommender systems.

Leon Fadljević
Leon Fadljević studied Software Engineering and Information Systems on Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at University of Zagreb and joined the team in 2017. Working in the field of Data science, his main focus lies on Deep Learning, Artificial Neural Network analysis and Recommender Systems.

Tomislav Đuričić
Tomislav Đuričić is a Software Engineer and a Scientific Researcher and holds a Master's degree in Software Engineering and Information Systems from the University of Zagreb. He is currently a PhD student at the Graz University of Technology with the focus on Complex Network Analysis and Recommender Systems.

Peter Müllner
Peter Müllner is a researcher and PhD-Student at Know-Center. He obtained a Master's degree in Computer Science from Graz University of Technology in 2019. Since then, he is working towards a PhD in privacy in recommender systems. Specifically, his main research interest lies in increasing users' privacy in modern recommender systems..