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Vania Dimitrova


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School of Computing, University of Leeds

Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Biological Systems

Artificial Intelligence Theme

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UMAP2014 promises to be an exciting event

UMAP is the premier international conference on user modelling, adaptation and personalisation. This year, it takes place in Aalborg, Denmark at 7-11 July, 2014. Exciting papers, keynotes, workshops, tutorials... and much more. See detail.

Excellent ImREAL outputs demonstrated in the showcase at the final project review

On Tuesday, 26th November 2013, leading industry experts and Europe's key researchers in TEL gathered at the University of Leeds to experience an impressive technology showcase from the EU FP7 ImREAL project. Read more
See also the ImREAL project video and the First European TEL Champions on the field.

KTP project with Blueclaw started October 2013

We are starting a new project on intelligent targeted marketing with Blueclaw , funded by TSB and ESRS. The project will exploit some of the recent work on user behaviour modelling conducted at my group. The KTP associate is Dr. Dimoklis Despotakis; the project is part of the ESRC UK Retail Sector Initiative .

Four successful PhD completions

Ilaria Corda, Ronald Denaux , Claudio Campelo , and Dimoklis Despotakis completed their PhD studies. Condratulations doctors! It has been a great pleasure to work with them!

NETTUN kickoff September 2012

The NETTUN EU project has started! The kickoff meeting took place in Lyon, France at ECL. I am involved in the workpackage developing a decision support system for tunnel maintenance. The work is conducted in collaboration with SNCF, Franceand is driven by real problems faced by tunnel maintennace experts. More detail about the NETTUN project.

STRAPP started April 2011

STRAPP: Trusted Digital Spaces through Timely Reliable and Personalised Provenance is funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board. The project is led by Rolls Royce and involves the University of Leeds and Cybula Ltd.
My contribution is work on context modelling, which will be linked with the risk assessment and information retrieval services.

The ImREAL project was included in a BBC Digital Planet Broadcast

Link to BBC podcast.

My 3' on TEL Challanges

Link to podcast.

ImREAL started on 1st October 2010

The ImREAL project has started! The kickoff meeting took place in Leeds on 4-5 October 2010. More detail.

ECTEL2010 "Systaining TEL: From Innovation to Learning and Practice"

ECTEL2010 was an exciting event! The conference took place in Barcelona, 28 September-1 October 2010. More detail.
ECTEL2010 proceedings are online.

DICODE started on 1st September 2010

The DICODE project has started! The kickoff meeting took place in Berlin on 6-7 September 2010. More detail.