Peter Brusilovsky

  • Professor


Peter Brusilovsky is a Professor of Information Science and Intelligent Systems and the director of Personalized Adaptive Web Systems (PAWS) lab. Peter has been working in the field of personalized learning, student and user modeling, recommender systems, and intelligent user interfaces for over 30 years. He has published numerous papers and edited books on adaptive hypermedia, the adaptive Web, and social information access.  His current interests are focused on user-centered intelligent systems in the areas of adaptive learning, recommender systems, and personalized health.

Peter is a recipient of Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, NSF CAREER Award, and Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair.  Peter served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, and a program chair for several conferences including RecSys 2019.  He is currently serving as the Chair of ACM SIGWEB and as a board member of several journals including User Modeling and User Adapted Interaction, ACM Transactions on Social Competing and International Journal of AI in Education. In addition to his degrees from the Moscow State University, he also holds a Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (2009).

Institution of Highest Degree

  • Moscow State University, Ph.D in Computer Science (1987)

Representative Publications

Tsai, C.-H. and Brusilovsky, P. (2020) The effects of controllability and explainability in a social recommender system. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction.

Chau, H., Labutov, I., Thaker, K., He, D., and Brusilovsky, P. (2020) Automatic Concept Extraction for Domain and Student Modeling in Adaptive Textbooks. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education 30.

Somyürek, S., Brusilovsky, P., and Guerra, J. (2020) Supporting knowledge monitoring ability: open learner modeling vs. open social learner modeling. Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning 15, Article number 17.

Brusilovsky, P. and He, D. (2018) Introduction to Social Information Access. In: P. Brusilovsky and D. He (eds.): Social Information Access: Systems and Technologies. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, v. 10100. Cham: Springer, pp. 1-18.

Research Interests

Adaptive Web systems, Social Web, adaptive hypermedia, user modeling, adaptive information systems, intelligent tutoring systems, e-learning, information visualization, digital libraries, human-computer interaction