If you want to contact me, the best way is by e-mail. I also respond on Twitter, but technical or professional conversations there tend to quickly outgrow 140 characters (and I prefer e-mail to Twitter
For professional and academic correspondence, please contact me at Boise State University:
Department of Computer Science
If you are a student in Introduction to Recommender Systems on Coursera looking for course support, please ask questions in the Coursera discussion boards.
If you want to write to me about personal things (non-academic, related to my personal programming projects, etc.), use my personal address email@example.com. Please do not write to my personal address about classes, my research papers, or LensKit.
On most services, I am
mdekstrand or occasionally
If you are a student looking for work, please see my student openings.
My office hours for Fall 2016 are the following:
- Mondays 4:30–5:30 p.m.
- Tuesdays 10:30–11:30 a.m.
- Wednesdays 2:00–3:00 p.m.
All office hours are in CCP 255 (at 777 Main St.).
Social Media Connections
I invite everyone to follow me on Twitter. Please don’t expect me to automatically follow back, or if I follow you to keep following forever; I optimize my twitter feed to provide a personally useful blend of information, and there are many interesting people I do not follow. If you are a student in one of my classes, I will not follow you until the class is over.
I also welcome LinkedIn connections. If you want to connect with me on LinkedIn, please say something personalized (even if it is just a brief sentence); if we have met in person or communicated on other forums, mentioning those is good.