Michael's Head'

I'm Michael Ekstrand, a computer scientist, researcher, educator, and scholar. I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Boise State University, where I co-lead the People and Information Research Team (PIReT) with Dr. Sole Pera.

Here you can read about my research on human-computer interaction and recommender systems, my teaching activities, check out the various coding projects I have worked on, or read my blog. My CV contains a summary of my professional activities.

I invite you to connect with me in several ways:

Students seeking to work with me should read my student openings.


30 Oct 2017Dagstuhl Perspectives

I am participating in the Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop Towards Performance Modeling and Performance Prediction across IR/RecSys/NLP.

30 Aug 2017Co-chairing RecSys 2018

I am serving as General Co-chair for ACM RecSys 2018 with Sole Pera.

22 Aug 2017Presenting work at RecSys

I have a poster at RecSys 2017 and a position paper in KidRec. The PIReTs are also doing several things.

9 Jun 2017Speaking in Belgium and the Netherlands

I am giving a number of talks in Belgium and the Netherlands in June. I hope to see some of you there.

21 Mar 2017Workshop at RecSys 2017

The first FATREC Workshop on Responsible Recommendation, which I am organizing with Amit Sharma, will be held at RecSys 2017 in Como, Italy.

20 Jan 2017Papers at FLAIRS

I will be presenting one full and one short paper in the recommender systems track at FLAIRS in May, 2017.