Recommendations in Academic Social Networks


About the research

Researchers use so-called academic social networks, "facebook for scientists", to find scientific papers to read and researchers to follow or collaborate with. As is the case with facebook, these academic social networks use algorithms to make recommendations to their users. But according to Luciana Monteiro Krebs we don't know enough about those algorithms and how they can influence research practices. What if these algorithms are unknowingly influencing researchers' activities, determining what papers they read and what they should work on next?

Luciana Monteiro Krebs
KU Leuven

Fascinated by the possibilities of technology, especially when these are well seasoned with human values. Luciana Monteiro-Krebs is an Information Scientist, Linguist and researcher in the field of Human-Computer Interaction, affiliated to both the KU Leuven and the UFRGS in Brazil . She accumulates 15 years of experience in the IT industry and 12 in academia. Whether working in Belgium, Portugal or Brazil, her ambition is to preserve a thin skin to absorb all the world's rapid changes with resilience. Her guilty pleasure is to sing along popular (but not necessarily prestigious) music.

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