Christine Bauer

Christine Bauer

Professor of
Interactive Intelligent Systems

Paris Lodron University Salzburg (PLUS), Austria


Christine Bauer is a Professor of Interactive Intelligent Systems at the Department of Artificial Intelligence and Human Interfaces (AIHI) at the Paris Lodron University Salzburg (PLUS), Austria.

Her research activities center on interactive intelligent systems, where she integrates research on intelligent technologies, the interaction of humans with intelligent systems, and their interplay. She takes a human-centered computing approach, where technology follows humans’ and society’s needs. Recently, she has focused on context-aware recommender systems and concentrates on recommender systems in the music and media sectors in particular. Core interests in her research activities are fairness in algorithmic decision-making and multi-method evaluation.
She co-organized the workshop series “Perspectives on the Evaluation of Recommender Systems (PERSPECTIVES)”. She advocates for equal opportunities and engages in initiatives such as Women in Music Information Retrieval (WiMIR) and the Allyship program at CHI.

  • Interactive intelligent systems
  • Recommender systems
  • Fairness
  • Applied AI
  • Human-centered computing
  • Multi-method evaluation
  • Music recommender systems
  • Societal implications of algorithmic decision-making
  • Context-adaptive systems
  • Doctoral degree in Social and Economic Sciences (Business Informatics), 2009

    University of Vienna, Austria

  • MSc in Business Informatics, 2011

    TU Wien, Austria

  • Diploma (equivalent to a Master's degree) in International Business Administration, 2002

    University of Vienna, Austria

  • Study of Jazz Saxophone

    Konservatorium der Stadt Wien, Austria


Central theme

Interactive intelligent systems
at the intersection of human-centered computing, data science, and artificial intelligence

Awards & Honors

Elise Richter laureate (FWF)
5 best paper awards, 5 additional nominations
5 awards for reviewing activities, 6 special recognitions for outstanding reviews


30 different courses across 16 institutions
ELLIS ESSIR, RecSys Summer School,
Italian National PhD Program in AI
Tutorials at UMAP and ISMIR
Supervision of >70 theses

Community service

Conf. Org. (e.g., RecSys, CHI, CIKM, ECIR)
Meta-Reviewer (e.g., SIGIR, RecSys, CHI, ISMIR)
Reviewer for >30 journals and >140 conferences
Workshop Organizer (e.g., PERSPECTIVES, Dagstuhl)


Repeatedly speaker and panelist at non-scientific events (e.g., Ars Electronica Festival, Dutch Media Week, VUT Indie Days)
Substantial media coverage (e.g., Financial Times, El País)
Radio interviews (e.g., Ö1, FM4, SWR 2, NPO Radio 1)

International experience

Research experience in 4 countries (AT, DE, NL, US)
Teaching experience in 6 countries (AT, DE, IT, NL, SE, US)


WiMIR Mentoring since 2018
Queen Mary University of London since 2021
Allyship Co-Chair at CHI 2023+2022
Doctoral/PhD Symposium Co-Chair at RecSys 2023+2021 and CIKM 2023

Recent & Upcoming Talks & Panels

KI und Kulturorganisationen
Panel at Forum Kultur.
KI und Kulturorganisationen

Selected Projects