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MediaFutures is led by Centre Director Prof. Dr. Christoph Trattner. The Centre Director is responsible for all activity at the centre and is responsible for the daily operation of the centre. The Centre Director is also the leader of the executive group and reports to the centre’s board (The Steering Board)


/ Centre Director – Prof. Christoph Trattner


I am a Full Professor (1404) at the University of Bergen and the Founder and the Center Director of the Research Centre for Responsible Media Technology & Innovation – SFI MediaFutures worth around 26 million EUR in funding and in-kind. I am also the Founder and Leader of the DARS research group at UiB and hold a 10% Research Professor (Forsker I) position in NORCE (NKLM, department of Health) one of Norway’s largest research institutions. I have received a PhD (with distinction), an MSc (with distinction) and a BSc in Computer Science and Telematics from Graz University of Technology (Austria). I am an ACM Senior Member and a former Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) fellow, Marshall Plan and European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERICM) fellow and have been working at Graz University of Technology from 2009-2012, the University of Pittsburgh from 2011-2012, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology from 2014-2015, and have been visiting Yahoo! Labs Barcelona in 2014 and CWI Amsterdam in 2015 two times.

My research is positioned in the Information Science research field and lies in the intersection of “Behavioral Data Analytics” and “Recommender Systems”. Since 2009, I published over 120 scientific articles in top venues about my work and have acquired over 54 million Euros in funding on European and (inter) national level – 30 million as the PI. Examples of outlets where my work has been published includes NATURE Food, NATURE Sustainability, JASIST, EPJ Data Science, UMUAI, WWW, AAAI ICWSM or ACM SIGIR. I am also the winner of several Best Paper/Poster Awards and Nominations, including, the Best Paper Award Honorable Mention at the prestigious CORE A* ranked The Web Conference in 2017. I regularly act as a (senior) PC member on several top-tier – CORE A* ranked – conferences and co-organize or co-chair a number of workshops and conferences. Recent examples include ACM RecSys in 2018 – 2020 (as Workshop/Late-Breaking Results co-chair) and ACM SIGIR 2020 – 2021 (as senior PC).

I am a former board member of Media City Bergen, Norway’s largest Media Cluster, a board member of preforma, an amazing Norwegian health-tech start-up focused on health for women, an advisor to the company caneat, a fantastic food start-up, and a member of the editorial board of Elsevier’s journal on Online Social Networks and Media, the Open Access Journal Future Internet, Frontiers in Big Data, Springer’s Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, and Springer’s AI and Ethics journal. Since 2009, I have taught over 2000 students in Austria and Norway, in over 35 courses on BSc, MSc, MBA and PhD level about ICT, and I supervised over 35 students on their Master or PhD thesis. Since June 2021, I am an appointed ACM Distinguished Speaker!

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