Christine Bauer is Senior Postdoc Researcher at the Institute of Computational Perception at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria. She is recipient of the Elise Richter excellence grant for the project “Fine-grained Culture-aware Music Recommender Systems” (2017-2020) sponsored by Austrian Science Fund (FWF). Since 2019, she is also Lecturer at Universität Innsbruck, Austria.
2013 and 2015 Visiting Fellow at the School of Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Ubicomp Lab, at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Information Systems and Information Management at University of Cologne (2015-2016). Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Systems and Operations at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Austria (2009-2015).
Christine is an experienced teacher in a wide spectrum of topics in computing and information systems, taught across 10 institutions. Lecturer at the University of Vienna, Austria (2008-2018), Danube University Krems, Austria (2015-2017), University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Austria (2016-2017), and Ferdinand Porsche FernFH Studiengänge (University of Applied Sciences with distance learning), Vienna, Austria (2009-2015). Guest Lecturer at University of Popular Music and Music Business, Mannheim, Germany (2012-2015). Christine was eTutor at the Department of Electronic Business at University of Vienna, Austria (2007-2008), and Tutor at the Business Informatics Group at TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), Austria (2008-2009). Christine engaged in applied research as a Researcher at E-Commerce Competence Center (EC3), Austria (2007-2009), and Junior Key Researcher at Fachhochschulstudiengänge Burgenland (University of Applied Sciences), Austria (2006-2007). Furthermore, she did freelance research, for instance, for Research Studios Austria and University of Vienna, Austria. Before starting her academic career, Christine worked as Manager Licensing New Media at Austria’s biggest collecting society AKM (Autoren, Komponisten, Musikverleger), Austria (2002-2006).
Christine’s research and teaching activities are driven by her interdisciplinary background. She holds a Doctoral degree in Social and Economic Sciences (Business Informatics) (2009, with honors) and a Diploma (equivalent to Master) degree in International Business Administration (2002), both from University of Vienna, Austria. Furthermore, she holds a Master degree (MSc) in Business Informatics (2011) from TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), Austria. Further studies at University of Wales Swansea (now: Swansea University), United Kingdom, Konservatorium der Stadt Wien (now: Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna), Austria, and WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Austria.
In her research, Christine takes a human-centered computing approach, where technology follows the users’, other stakeholders’, or the society’s needs. The goal is to exploit data for systems being context-adaptive and intelligent to support and assist users. Thus, the main area of her research is context-aware computing with a focus on human-centered computing.
The main application domain for her research are context-aware recommender systems. Recently, the specific focus lies on music recommender systems. A core interest of her research activities are multi-method evaluations.
Further interests span manifold fields such as online self-disclosure and privacy, methods for designing context-adaptive systems, and the creative industries, in particular the music sector.
Christine has authored more than 85 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, three of them awarded as best research paper, one received an award of excellence (highly commended paper), and four additional nominations for a best paper award. Best Reviewer Award at RecSys 2019, Outstanding Reviewer (Honorable Mention) at UMAP 2019 and Best Reviewer – runner up at RecSys 2018. She received the Dr. Maria Schaumayer prize for her dissertation and also for her Master’s thesis. Furthermore, she received a scholarship for the Summer School of European Science Days 2009: “The Economics of Art and Culture”, in Steyr, Austria.