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.


5 Mar 2018Workshop on Fairness in User Modeling

I am helping to organize FairUMAP, the first workshop on fairness in user modeling. Papers are due April 18, please submit!

18 Nov 2017Two papers appearing in FAT*

I have had two papers accepted for publication in FAT*, the Conference on Fairness, Acccountability, and Transparency. One is with Sole Pera and the PIReTs on demographic bias in recommender effectiveness, and the other with Hoda Mehrpouyan and her student Rezvan Joshaghani on fair privacy protections.

30 Oct 2017Dagstuhl Perspectives

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