Marko Tkalčič

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Assistant Professor (RTD)
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano Faculty of Computer Science
Piazza Domenicani 3, I-39100 Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
E-mail: marko.tkalcic at

I am an assistant professor at the Faculty of Computer Science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano in Italy. I aim at improving personalized services (e.g. recommender systems) through the usage of psychological models in personalization algorithms. To achieve this, I use diverse research methodologies, including data mining, machine learning, and user studies.

If you are further interested in my work, please download my CV.


Together with Sole Pera I am chairing the Late-breaking Results - Posters and Demos at the ACM RecSys 2019 conference. The submission deadline is 1. July 2019
I am co-organizing the 3rd Workshop on Theory-Informed User Modeling for Tailoring and Personalizing Interfaces (HUMANIZE) at ACM IUI 2019 conference. With Mark Graus, Bruce Ferwerda, and Panagiotis Germanakos
Our paper Personality and taxonomy preferences, and the influence of category choice on the user experience for music streaming services has been published in the journal Multimedia Tools and Applications. With Bruce Ferwerda, Emily Yang, and Markus Schedl
Our paper Prediction of music pairwise preferences from facial expressions has been accepted as a long paper at the ACM IUI 2019 conference. With Nima Maleki, Matevz Pesek, Mehdi Elahi, Francesco Ricci, and Matija Marolt
I will give a tutorial on Emotions and Personality in Recommender Systems on October 2 at RecSys 2018 in Vancouver. The material can be found here
I am co-organizing the International Workshop on Decision Making and Recommender Systems 2018 (29-30 November 2018, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy) with Francesco Ricci, Markus Zanker and Mehdi Elahi.
I am co-editing the UMUAI Special Issue on User Modeling for Personalized Interaction with Music with Markus Schedl and Peter Knees. Submission deadline for extended abstracts: 1. June 2018.
Our book Group Recommender Systems : An Introduction (Springer), edited together with Alexander Felfernig, Martin Stettinger and Ludovico Boratto, will be on the shelves from March 2018.
I have been habilitated as Associate Professor (Professore di II. fascia) in Italy by the national habilitation committee (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale) for the area 09/H1 (ING-INF/05).
Starting with January 2018 I will be member of the editorial board of the Springer User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction journal (2016 impact factor 3.625).



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