Derek Bridge

Research Recognition

Awards, Honours, Affiliations, etc.

  • I am one of the Principal Investigators and leader of the Recommender Systems Group in the Insight Centre for Data Analytics.
  • I am a member of AIAI, the Artificial Intelligence Association of Ireland. Between 2001 and 2007 I had the honour of being its Chairperson. AIAI is affiliated to EURAI, the European Association for Artificial Intelligence.
  • I am also a member of the ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery.
  • I have been an Associate Editor of the ACM Transaction on Interactive Intelligent Systems since 2012.
  • I have been a Steering Committee Member for the ACM Conference on Recommender Systems since 2008.
  • I won the following best paper prizes: plus the following paper awards:
    • The Annual Conference of the British Computer Society Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence 2010 [Bridge & Healy 2010]
    • The Annual Conference of the British Computer Society Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence 2005 [du Boucher-Ryan & Bridge 2005]
    a best presentation award: and a crowd favourite award at the Seventh Computer Cooking Contest (held as part of the Twenty-second Internaional Conference on Case-Based Reasoning 2014) for the Earl system — a case-based reasoning system for producing novel recipes for sandwiches, designed by myself and Henry Larkin [Bridge & Larkin 2014]
  • I was a keynote invited speaker at the following events:
  • I was Programme Co-chair of the following conferences and workshops:
    • The Seventeenth International Conference on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies in 2016
    • The Workshop on Case-Based Reasoning in Social Web Applications at the International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning in 2013
    • The Second WebCBR Workshop on Reasoning from Experiences on the Web at the International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning in 2010
    • The First WebCBR Workshop on Reasoning from Experiences on the Web at the International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning in 2009
    • The ACM Conference on Recommender Systems in 2008
    • The Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science in 2008
    • The Workshop on Textual Case-Based Reasoning at the International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning in 2007
    • The International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning in 2003
    • The Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science in 1998
  • I was Conference Chair for the Twenty-second International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning, which I hosted in Cork in 2014.

Teaching, Examining and Reviewing

  • Lists! Lists! Lists! The world is now run by miserable-minded managerialists. They love lists. For normal people, there is nothing of interest here…
  • I have been external examiner for
    • 7 Ph.D.s in Ireland, India, England, Spain, Scotland and Portugal
    • 2 M.Sc.s by research in Ireland
    and internal examiner for
    • 4 Ph.Ds. in Ireland and England.
  • I have reviewed papers for the following journals, among others: Artificial Intelligence, Journal of Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence Review, ACM Transaction on Interactive Intelligent Systems, Information System Frontiers, Computing and Informatics, Int J. of Pattern Recognition, and Int. J. of Man-Machine Studies (now called Int. J. of Human-Computer Studies). For the following journals, I have reviewed papers for special issues on recommender systems and user modeling: IEEE Intelligent Systems, Int. J. of Electronic Commerce, Artificial Intelligence Review, ACM Transactions on the Web, ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, and User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction
  • I have reviewed papers for the following conferences, among others: ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys: 2007-2017), International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI: 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011), European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI: 1992, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010), International and European Conferences on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR/ECCBR: 2001-2017), User Modelling, Adaptation and Personalisation (UMAP: 2014-2017), SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing (2017), International Conference on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies (EC-Web: 2015, 2016), European Conference on Machine Learning (2006), Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (AICS: 1997-2012, 2016), Cognitive Science of Natural Language Processing (CSNLP: 1999), Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI: 1999), Computer/Human Interaction (CHI: 1992), and British National Conference on Databases (BNCOD: 1990).
  • I have reviewed for the following workshops, among others: UK Workshop on Case-Based Reasoning (UKCBR: 1997, 2005-2006, 2008-2014, 2016), Workshop on Intelligent Techniques for Web Personalization (ITWP: 2008-2015), ACM RecSys Workshop on Recommenders in Tourism (2017), Workshop on Recommender Systems at ECAI (2006, 2008), Workshop on Textual Case-Based Reasoning at ICCBR (2007), AAAI Workshop on Explanation-Aware Computing (EXACT: 2005, 2007), Workshop on Explanation at ECCBR (2004), Workshop on Mixed-Initiative Case-Based Reasoning at ECCBR (MI-CBR: 2002), and Workshop on Recommendation and Personalization in E-Commerce at International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web Based Systems (RPEC: 2002), Computer Cooking Contest at ECCBR (2008), Workshop on Grand Challenges for Reasoning from Experiences at IJCAI (2009), Workshop on Reasoning from Experiences on the Web at ICCBR (2009, 2010).
  • I have reviewed papers for the following edited volume: Recommender Systems Handbook, P.B. Kantor, F. Ricci, L. Rokach & B. Shapira (eds.), Springer, 2010.
  • I have reviewed research proposals for funding agencies in Ireland, Italy and France.
  • Since 2013, I have been an External Assessor for A3ES, the Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education.
  • I was the overall winner of the UCC College of Science, Engineering & Food Science Annual Student-Nominated Outstanding Lecturer Award for 2015. But, since then, I have not been outstanding.