Workshop Chairs

Jian Wang, LinkedIn Corporation, USA (jianwang at

Jian Wang is a Senior applied research engineer at the Search, Networks and Analytics (SNA) department at LinkedIn Corporation. She mainly works in the recommendation team and studies the large scale recommendation systems in the job domain. She obtained her PhD degree in University of California, Santa Cruz where she explored the session-aware recommender systems in e-commerce websites. Her co-authored papers were published in top-tier conferences including ACM WWW, SIGIR, RecSys, CIKM and so on. She won the Best Short Paper Award in ACM RecSys 2011. Her recent publications mainly focus on studying recommender systems in the e-commerce domain and the job domain by leveraging theories in economics and statistics. She has served as program committee of multiple conferences including ACM WWW, UMAP, AAAI, SIGIR and so on. She was invited as the guest editor to top-tier journals including ACM TOIS, ACM TKDE, Computational Intelligence, and so on. She would serve as the sponsorship chair for ACM IUI 2016.

Ido Guy, Yahoo Labs, Israel (idoguy at

Ido Guy is a Principal Research Engineer at Yahoo Labs Haifa, Israel, focusing on analysis of large-scale
social data. Prior to joining Yahoo, Ido was a senior technical staff member and manager of the Social Technologies and Analytics group at the IBM Haifa Research Lab. Under his management, the group developed and studied technologies in which people play a central role. Ido’s main area of research is social media, with special focus on social network mining and analysis and on recommender systems. He has published over 40 conference and journal papers, spanning the fields of Human Computer Interaction, Information and Knowledge Management, and Data Mining. Ido received an IBM Corporate Award in 2010 for his contributions to enterprise social media. He served as program co-chair for the 2012 ACM conference on Recommender Systems.

Li Chen, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong (lichen at

Dr. Li Chen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Hong Kong Baptist University. She obtained her PhD degree in Human Computer Interaction at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), and Bachelor and Master Degrees in Computer Science at Peking University, China. Her research interests are mainly in the areas of human-computer interaction, user-centered design and development of intelligent Web technologies, recommender systems and e-commerce decision supports. Her coauthored papers have been published in journals including TIST, TOCHI, UMUAI, ECRJ, KNOSYS, and top-tier conferences such as SIGKDD, IJCAI, ACM RecSys, ACM EC, AAAI, IUI, UMAP. She has been the guest editor of special issues in ACM TIIS and TIST. Recently, she served as the demo and poster co-chair of RecSys’14.

Luiz Pizzato, 1-Page, Sydney, Australia (luiz at

Luiz Pizzato is a computer scientist and entrepreneur. He is the data scientist of 1-Page, a San Francisco based company that is reinventing the hiring process. He is also the co-founder of Octosocial Labs, a startup that develops mobile apps to help people making new friends. Luiz has extensive experience in developing algorithms for matching people. Previously as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Sydney, he coauthored a number of scientific work which defined the field of reciprocal recommender (or people recommenders). Luiz has worked closely with one of the main online dating companies in Australia, being part of the computer science team that created their recommendation algorithms. Luiz has a PhD in Natural Language Processing from Macquarie University and a Master degree in Artificial Intelligence from PUCRS, Brazil. Luiz has coauthored a number of papers on to tier journals and conferences including UMUAI, TLT, UMAP, RecSys, IJCAI. He also co-organised five workshops which were part of main conferences such as ECML/PKDD, ICDM and UMAP.

Program Committee

Shlomo Bekovsky, CSIRO, Australia
Elizabeth Daly, IBM Research, Ireland
Alexander Felfernig, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Dietmar Jannach, TU Dortmund, Germany
Weike Pan, Shenzhen University, China
Shilad Sen, Macalester College, USA
Amit Sharma, Cornell University, USA
Lanbo Zhang, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Liangjie Hong, Yahoo! Labs, USA
Scott Sanner, NICTA, Australia