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:
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.