Alan Said

Alan Said

Associate Professor of Computer Science

University of Gothenburg

Alan Said is Associate Professor at University of Gothenburg. He holds a PhD from Technische Universität Berlin. Prior to joining the University of Gothenburg, Alan held positions in industry and academia. He was lecturer at University of Skövde (2016-2019), machine learning engineer 2014-2016 working on application of state of the art machine learning in a large scale production setting at Recorded Future. He was Senior Researcher (2014) working on recommender systems and evaluation in the Multimedia Computing research group at Delft University of Technology. He was awarded a Marie Curie Actions (MCA) Alain Bensoussan ERCIM Fellowship at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (2013-2014) for work on evaluation of recommender and personalization systems.

Alan’s research spans the fields of user modeling, personalization, recommender systems, evaluation, and reproducibility. He has worked in these fields in various national and international projects as researcher, leader, manager, PI, and proposal writer. He has been nominated for and awarded several Best Paper and Poster awards for his research. Alan frequently serves on Program and Organization committees of top venues and journal such as ACM RecSys, WWW, ACM CIKM, ACM UMAP, ACM IUI, UMUAI, TWeb, TKDD. He is the Chair of the ACM RecSys Steering Committee (2023-2026).

  • Recommender Systems
  • Personalization
  • Reproducibility
  • PhD in Computer Science, 2013

    Technische Universität Berlin