ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR RESEARCH, COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING; AND PROFESSOR, COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Joseph Konstan is Distinguished McKnight Professor and Distinguished University Teaching Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota, where he also serves as Associate Dean for Research in the College of Science and Engineering. His research addresses a variety of human-computer interaction issues, including personalization (particularly through recommender systems), eliciting online participation, designing computer systems to improve public health, and ethical issues in research online. He is probably best known for his work in collaborative filtering recommenders (the GroupLens project, which was awarded the ACM Software Systems Award and the Seoul Test of Time Award). Joe received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1993. He looks forward to interacting with IRL Fellows around issues of innovative social computing and collaborative technologies, integrating health research with engineering and computer science, and research methods for online studies.