Research

Team

Jahna Otterbacher, Coordinator

Open University of Cyprus

Information Retrieval, Human-Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence

Jahna Otterbacher holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA is an Assistant Professor at the Open University of Cyprus (OUC), Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences. Jahna also coordinates the Cyprus Center for Algorithmic Transparency (CyCAT) at the OUC. In addition, Jahna holds a concurrent appointment as team leader of the Transparency in Algorithms Group at RISE... Read More

Paper by Jahna:

Competent Men and Warm Women: Gender Stereotypes and Backlash in Image Search Results

Loizos Michael, Senior Researcher

Open University of Cyprus

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Theoretical Computer Science

Loizos Michael holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University, USA is an Associate Professor at Open University of Cyprus, where he founded and directs the Computational Cognition Lab. His research focuses on the principled study of cognitive processes associated with individual or collective intelligence — such as learning, reasoning, sensing, communication, cooperation — and how those are... Read More

Paper by Loizos:

Cognitive Reasoning and Learning Mechanisms

Styliani Kleanthous, Senior Researcher

Open University of Cyprus

Human Computer Interaction

Styliani Kleanthous holds a Ph.D. from the University of Leeds, UK. She is a senior researcher at CyCAT and the Transparency in Algortihms group at RISE LTD. Styliani’s main research interests and expertise are concentrated in the area of User and Community Modelling, Personalization and Adaptive Systems. She specializes in exploiting psychological and social theories for modelling... Read More

Paper by Styliani:

Adaptive notifications to support knowledge sharing in close-knit virtual communities

Vasiliki Poulaki, Project Manager

Open University of Cyprus

Project Management

Vasiliki Poulaki is the Project Manager for CyCAT at the Open University of Cyprus (OUC). She has worked for 15 years in the Ministry of Citizen Protection of Greece, as an officer responsible for the collation, analysis and dissemination of all-sources of information. She also served as First Secretary at the Embassy of Greece in Nicosia, where she coordinated communication and... Read More

Michalinos Zembylas, Senior Researcher

Open University of Cyprus

Educational Theory, Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies

Michalinos Zembylas is a Professor of Educational Theory and Curriculum Studies at the Open University of Cyprus. He is also Honorary Professor at Nelson Mandela University in the Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation. He has written extensively on emotion and affect in relation to social justice pedagogies, intercultural and peace education, human rights... Read More

Paper by Michalinos:

Professional standards for teachers and school leaders: Interrogating the entanglement of affect and biopower in standardizing processes

Michael Rovatsos, Advanced Partner

University of Edinburgh

Artificial Intelligence

Michael Rovatsos is a Reader at the School of Informatics of the University of Edinburgh and Director of the Bayes Centre, the University's innovation centre for Data Science and AI. He has a track record of over 90 publications in AI (mostly in multiagent systems, automated planning, and adaptive online collaboration platforms) , and has been involved in externally funded projects... Read More

Paper by Michael:

Diversity-Aware Recommendation for Human Collectives

Alan Hartman, Senior Researcher

University of Haifa

Information Systems

Alan Hartman is a senior lecturer at the University of Haifa, Department of Information Systems and an adjunct professor at the Afeka Academic College of Engineering. He completed his Ph. D. in mathematics at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He joined the IBM Haifa Research Lab in 1983. His industrial research focused on storage technology, mathematical optimization, hardware and... Read More

Paper by Alan:

Improving Productivity in Design and Development of Information Technology (IT) Service Delivery Simulation Models

Veronika Bogina, Junior Researcher

University of Haifa

Information Systems

Veronika is a PhD student at the University of Haifa, Department of Information Systems. She works on Temporal Aspects in User Modelling and Recommender Systems. Veronika has an experience as a software engineer at Search Technology Group at IBM Haifa Labs.

Fausto Giunchiglia, Advanced Partner

University of Trento

Language Diversity

Fausto Giunchiglia is a Professor of Computer Science, University of Trento, ECCAI fellow, member of the Academia Europaea. Fausto studied or had positions at the Universities of Genoa, Stanford, Edinburgh. His research is on knowledge management with a focus on managing diversity. He holds around 10 Best Paper Awards, gave more than 50 invited talks in international events; chaired... Read More

Paper by Fausto:

Understanding and Exploiting Language Diversity

Tsvi Kuflik, Advanced Partner

University of Haifa

Information Systems

Prof. Tsvi Kuflik is a Professor and former head of the Department of Information Systems at the University of Haifa, Israel. His main areas of research are Ubiquitous User Modelling and Intelligent User Interfaces. For over than ten years Tsvi is leading a research group at the University of Haifa, focusing on “Active Museum” – applying novel computing and communication... Read More

Jo Bates, Advanced Partner

University of Sheffield

Information Studies

Jo Bates is a Senior Lecturer in Information Politics and Policy based at the University of Sheffield Information School. My research examines two interrelated factors (1) the socio-material factors that constitute how data are produced, used and move between different people and organisations, and how particular cultural constructs come to take on substance in data through the... Read More

Paper by Jo:

Data journeys: Capturing the socio-material constitution of data objects and flows