Dr Derek Bridge is a senior lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Information Technology at UCC. He has over 30 years’ of experience in AI research and education. He has made sustained contributions in the areas of recommender systems and case-based reasoning. In particular, he has a history of work in explanations; designing recommender systems that achieve goals other than recommendation relevance (including diversity and serendipity); and in interactive recommender systems. In both case-based reasoning and recommender systems, he has won a number of best paper prizes. He is a founding member of the ACM Conference on Recommender Systems. He combines research with research-led teaching, twice recently winning teaching excellence awards.
University research profile: http://www.cs.ucc.ie/dbridge.html