Catalin-Mihai Barbu, M. Sc.

Catalin Barbu joined the Interactive Systems Group in 2016. Previously, he worked as a researcher at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Saarbrücken and before that as a software developer and business programs manager for IBM in Brno, Czech Republic. He received a master’s degree in computer science from the International University in Germany in 2008.

His research interest lies in the area of intelligent user interfaces, particularly recommender systems. Within the group he is working on user-controllable methods for generating trustworthy recommendations from social media sources.

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Publications

Trust-Related Effects of Expertise and Similarity Cues in Human-Generated Recommendations

Kunkel, J., Donkers, T., Barbu, C.-M., & Ziegler, J. (2018). In 2nd Workshop on Theory-Informed User Modeling for Tailoring and Personalizing Interfaces (HUMANIZE), 11 March 2018, Tokyo, Japan.

3cixty: Building comprehensive knowledge bases for city exploration

Troncy, R., Rizzo, G., Jameson, A., Corcho, O., Plu, J., Palumbo, E., … Haaker, T. (2017). Journal of Web Semantics, 46-47, 2–13.

Towards a Design Space for Personalizing the Presentation of Recommendations

Barbu, C.-M., & Ziegler, J. (2017). In L. Boratto, S. Carta, & G. Fenu (Eds.), EnCHIReS 2017: Engineering Computer-Human Interaction in Recommender Systems : Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Engineering Computer-Human Interaction in Recommender Systems co-located with the 9th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS 2017) (Vol. 1945, pp. 10–17).

Co-Staying: a Social Network for Increasing the Trustworthiness of Hotel Recommendations

Barbu, C.-M., & Ziegler, J. (2017). In J. Neidhardt, D. Fesenmaier, T. Kuflik, & W. Wörndl (Eds.), RecTour 2017: 2nd Workshop on Recommenders in Tourism : Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Recommenders in Tourism co-located with 11th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2017) Como, Italy, August 27, 2017 (Vol. 1906, pp. 35–39).

Users’ Choices About Hotel Booking: Cues for Personalizing the Presentation of Recommendations

Barbu, C.-M., & Ziegler, J. (2017). In T. Domonkos & P. Pu (Eds.), Poster Proceeding of ACM Recsys 2017: Proceedings of the Poster Track of the 11th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2017) Como, Italy, August 28, 2017 (Vol. 1905, pp. 44–45).

User Model Dimensions for Personalizing the Presentation of Recommendations

Barbu, C.-M., & Ziegler, J. (2017). In P. Brusilovsky, M. de Gemmis, A. Felfernig, P. Lops, J. O’Donovan, N. Tintarev, & C. M. Willemsen (Eds.), IntRS 2017: Interfaces and Human Decision Making for Recommender Systems : Proceedings of the 4th Joint Workshop on Interfaces and Human Decision Making for Recommender Systems co-located with ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2017) (Vol. 1884, pp. 20–23).

Enhancing an Interactive Recommendation System with Review-based Information Filtering

Feuerbach, J., Loepp, B., Barbu, C.-M., & Ziegler, J. (2017). In Proceedings of the 4th Joint Workshop on Interfaces and Human Decision Making for Recommender Systems (IntRS ’17) (Vol. 1884, pp. 2–9).

Increasing the Trustworthiness of Recommendations by Exploiting Social Media Sources

Barbu, C.-M. (2016). In Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (pp. 447–450). New York, NY, USA: ACM.

Interactive Recommending: Framework, State of Research and Future Challenges

Loepp, B., Barbu, C.-M., & Ziegler, J. (2016). In Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Engineering Computer-Human Interaction in Recommender Systems (EnCHIReS ’16) (pp. 3–13).