Bio

Portrait of Christine Bauer Image credit: Kurt Hörbst, 2020.

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. In this role, she is part of the Excellence in Digital Sciences and Interdisciplinary Technologies (EXDIGIT) initiative.

Her research activities center on interactive intelligent systems, where she integrates research on intelligent technologies, the interaction of humans with intelligent systems, and heir interplay. Thereby, she takes a human-centered computing approach, where technology follows humans’ and society’s needs. Recently, she worked on context-aware recommender systems in the music and media domains. Core interests in her research activities are fairness and multi-method evaluations.

Her multidisciplinary background drives her research and teaching activities. She holds a Doctoral degree in Social and Economic Sciences (Business Informatics) (2009, with honors) and a Diploma (equivalent to a Master’s) degree in International Business Administration (2002), both from the University of Vienna, Austria. Furthermore, she holds a Master’s degree (MSc) in Business Informatics (2011) from TU Wien, Austria. Further studies at the University of Wales Swansea (now: Swansea University), United Kingdom, the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien (now: MUK—Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna), Austria, and WU Vienna (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Austria.

Throughout her academic career, she has held positions at various institutions, including Assistant Professor at the Department of Information and Computing Sciences at Utrecht University, The Netherlands (2020–2023). Senior Postdoc Researcher (Elise Richter laureate) at the Institute of Computational Perception at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria (2017–2020). Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Information Systems and Information Management at the University of Cologne, Germany (2015–2016). Visiting Fellow at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Ubicomp Lab, at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (2013 and 2015). Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Systems and Operations at WU Vienna (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Austria (2009–2015). Furthermore, she engaged in applied research as a Researcher at the 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 the Research Studios Austria and the University of Vienna, Austria. Before starting her academic career, she worked as Manager Licensing New Media at Austria’s biggest collecting society AKM (Autoren, Komponisten, Musikverleger), Austria (2002–2006).

She is an experienced teacher in a broad spectrum of topics in computing and information systems, taught across 16 institutions in six countries: Paris Lodron University Salzburg, Austria (since 2023); FH Salzburg, Austria (since 2023); Utrecht University, The Netherlands (2020–2023); University of Innsbruck, Austria (2019–2020); University of Vienna, Austria (2008–2018); Danube University Krems, Austria (2015–2017); University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Austria (2016–2017); WU Vienna (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna, Austria (2009–2015); Ferdinand Porsche FernFH Studiengänge (University of Applied Sciences with distance learning), Vienna, Austria (2009–2015). Guest Lecturer at Jönköping University, Sweden (2020–2021) and the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg (University for Music Business, Creative Industries and Popular Music), Mannheim, Germany (2012–2015). Furthermore, she was an eTutor at the Department of Electronic Business at the University of Vienna, Austria (2007–2008) and a Tutor at the Business Informatics Group at TU Wien, Austria (2008–2009).

She is on the Editorial Boards of ACM Transactions on Recommender Systems (TORS), ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), and Information Technology & Tourism (JITT). As an active member of the international scientific research community, she co-organized the workshops: Reflections on Recommender Systems Past, Present, and Future (INTROSPECTIVES 2024) and 2nd Music Recommender Systems Workshop (MuRS 2024) at RecSys 2024, the workshop series Perspectives on the Evaluation of Recommender Systems (PERSPECTIVES) at RecSys 2021–2023, and the Workshop on Intelligent User-Adapted Interfaces: Design and Multi-Modal Evaluation (IUadaptMe 2019) at UMAP 2019. Further, she has co-organized Dagstuhl seminars related to evaluation in the fields of recommender systems and information retrieval. Besides her teaching activities at the ACM Summer School on Recommender Systems 2019 and 2023 on topics related to evaluation and fairness, she gave tutorials on related topics at UMAP 2021 and ISMIR 2022. Furthermore, she was a co-chair of the Doctoral Symposium at RecSys 2023 and 2021 and served in the same role at the PhD Symposium at CIKM 2023. Additionally, she engages in initiatives such as Women in Music Information Retrieval (WiMIR). At CHI 2023 and 2022, she served as an Allyship Co-Chair. Further, she has acted as an Independent Ethics Advisor for EU projects. Moreover, she is repeatedly invited as a speaker or panelist at scientific and non-scientific events. She was a keynote speaker at CRUM 2024, ISMIR 2023, IIR 2023, Women in RecSys 2023, HUMANIZE 2021, and ComplexRec 2020.

She co-authored more than 120 publications. Five of them were awarded as best papers and five had additional nominations for best paper awards. She is a laureate of the prestigious Elise Richter grant for the project “Fine-grained Culture-aware Music Recommender Systems” (2017–2020), an excellence program sponsored by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). She holds five awards as a best reviewer or outstanding reviewer (UMAP 2022 and 2019, RecSys 2022, 2019, and 2018). Further, Special Recognition for Outstanding Review at RecSys 2022 (for 3 reviews), IUI 2022, CHI 2020, and RecSys 2020. She received the Dr. Maria Schaumayer prize for her dissertation and Master’s thesis.