Keep calm and move south: DSRS Lab joins DaSCI Institute in Granada, Spain!

Having very recently materialised the plans – sought long time ago – to move to my home place in Spain by joining the University of Granada, the DSRS Lab in Bristol will of course follow. The lab is now becoming part of the Andalusian Institute of Data Science and Computational Intelligence (DaSCI), a multi-university institute basedContinue reading “Keep calm and move south: DSRS Lab joins DaSCI Institute in Granada, Spain!”

Large-Scale Decision Making Overview, published in Information Fusion

The research area of Large Group Decision Making (LGDM) has acquired growing importance in the last 5 to 6 six years, with many researchers around the globe developing models and solutions to support collective decisions at large scale. A variant of this LGDM framework, called Large-Scale Decision Making is the subject of this article published inContinue reading “Large-Scale Decision Making Overview, published in Information Fusion”

Seed-corn funding 2020 winners (Jean Golding Institute)

we are pleased to start the new year with great news. Two DSRS lab members will participate alongside Dr. Zoi Toumpakari (Lecturer in Nutrition and Behaviour Change in Bristol), Daniele Quercia and Luca Maria Aiello  from King’s College London & Nokia Bell Labs, in a seed-corn funded project with the Jean Golding Institute: ‘Automating food aggregationContinue reading “Seed-corn funding 2020 winners (Jean Golding Institute)”

Off to ACM Recsys 2019

Three members of DSRS are finishing their packing to arrive at Copenhagen (yes, there are Chinese pagodas in Copenhagen!) this weekend when ACM Recsys 2019, the Premier Worldwide Conference on Recommender Systems, is about to start. We are glad to have three accepted papers in the whole technical programme; (i) one on user-to-user reciprocal recommendations inContinue reading “Off to ACM Recsys 2019”

Ivan Palomares speaks and is interviewed at Search-Star’19 conference (Bath, UK)

The SearchStar 2019 conference on Analytics of Conversion was held in Bath last 27th June, organised by Search Star , an UK-based company founded in 2005 and focused on advancing digital strategies for marketing and advertisement. Ivan Palomares from DSRS was one of the speakers at the event, where he delivered the talk Personalisation & RecommenderContinue reading “Ivan Palomares speaks and is interviewed at Search-Star’19 conference (Bath, UK)”

Zijian Shi – Congratulations and Future Welcome to Bristol and DSRS!

We are pleased to congratulate Mr Zijian Shi, who has obtained a prestigious UK-China PhD scholarship from the China Scholarship Council (CSC) to initiate his PhD studies at the University of Bristol, with the DSRS Lab, after summer 2019. Zijian has  international experience studying abroad, having received two Masters’ Degrees: one on Management Sciences and EngineeringContinue reading “Zijian Shi – Congratulations and Future Welcome to Bristol and DSRS!”

DSRS and Bristol’s Jean Golding Institute organise RESULTS Interdisciplinary workshop – 23rd May 2019

RESULTS: REcommender Systems for engaging Users with healthy Living habiTS The DSRS research group is organising an exciting interdisciplinary workshop, as part of the 2019 Data Week celebrated next May at Bristol’s Jean Golding Institute. See below for event information and our three confirmed speakers’ profile. Registration: register for this event via Eventbrite (PLACES LIMITED) Event enquiries:Continue reading “DSRS and Bristol’s Jean Golding Institute organise RESULTS Interdisciplinary workshop – 23rd May 2019”

Bristol’s Jean Golding Institute interviews Iván Palomares

This week, we had the pleasure of being interviewed by the Jean Golding Institute for Data-Intensive Research at our University. The Institute started a new series of interview posts in their blog, where the newly appointed Turing Fellows with the Alan Turing Institute are introduced: the first interview features Iván Palomares Carrascosa. You can read it here

IEEE Smart-PDS Workshop in Leicester, UK – Call for Papers

1st International Workshop on Personalisation and Decision Support for Citizen Service Enhancement at Scale (IEEE Smart-PDS 2019) https://smart-pds.github.io/ Leicester, UK. 19-23 August 2019 We are pleased to chair a co-located workshop with the 2019 IEEE Smart World Congress and the 3rd IEEE Conference on Smart City Innovations (IEEE SCI 2019) will be held in Leicester, United Kingdom, betweenContinue reading “IEEE Smart-PDS Workshop in Leicester, UK – Call for Papers”

Back-to-Basics: Group Decision Making

Supporting collective decisions made by groups of experts or stakeholders with their own different opinions, and supporting recommendations for groups of users that satisfy them all, constitute some of the fundamental research interests in our team. But, what are the principles and basic ideas underlying Group Decision Making? In this post, we attempt to answerContinue reading “Back-to-Basics: Group Decision Making”