Helma Torkamaan, M. Sc.

Helma joined the Interactive System Group in 2016. She has a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Bonn and a bachelor in Information Technology Engineering.

Before joining the group, she investigated affect, mood, and emotion research for computer scientists within Menthal project; worked as a user-experience expert & researcher in Deutsche Telekom, and beforehand; originated a user-centered business solution for interdisciplinary IT project management that is being used today.

Helma is interested in the intersection between computer science and psychology, namely the application of recommender systems & data mining on human behavior considering human-computer interaction. She is conducting research on the improvement of human mental and physical health with higher user satisfaction.

Currently, there are several topics for master/bachelor thesis. Write an email for more information. Please include “[Thesis]” in the subject (thesis with brackets).

Phone +49 (203) 379-2276
Fax +49 (203) 379-3557
Room LF 288
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Second Workshop on Health Recommender Systems: (HealthRecSys 2017)

Elsweiler, D., Hors-Fraile, S., Ludwig, B., Said, A., Schäfer, H., Trattner, C., … Valdez, C. A. (2017). In Proceedings of the Eleventh ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (pp. 374–375). New York: ACM.

Towards Health (Aware) Recommender Systems

Schäfer, H., Hors-Fraile, S., Karumur, P. R., Valdez, C. A., Said, A., Torkamaan, H., … Trattner, C. (2017). In Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Digital Health (pp. 157–161). New York: ACM.

A Taxonomy of Mood Research and Its Applications in Computer Science

Torkamaan, H., & Ziegler, J. (2017). In 2017 Seventh International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), San Antonio, Texas, October 23-26.