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Joseph Konstan, PhD

University of Minnesota
Joseph A. Konstan is Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Distinguished University Teaching Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota.  His research addresses a variety of human-computer interaction issues, including personalization (particularly through recommender systems), eliciting on-line participation, and designing computer systems to improve public health. He is probably best known for his work in collaborative filtering recommenders (the GroupLens project, work which won the ACM Software Systems Award and Seoul Test of Time Award). Dr. Konstan received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1993.  He is a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, and AAAS, and a member of the CHI Academy.  Konstan is co-Chair of the ACM Publications Board, served as President of ACM SIGCHI and is a member of the ACM Council.