General Information

This lecture series will provide the foundations for user modeling and personalization. We discuss basic methods for user observation, the most common types of user models and a wide range of personalization techniques. Building upon this, we will specifically look at state-of-the-art content-based and collaborative recommendation techniques. Specific attention will also be given to evaluation techniques and relevant theories from the field of human-computer interaction.

Lecturer: Dr. Eelco Herder
Exercises: Markus Rokicki

Period: Summer Semester 2016
Lectures: Mondays at 15:00 in the Multimedia Hörsaal (3703 – 023)
Exercises: Mondays at 16:15, directly following the lecture

Learning Material

All learning material will be made available through Stud.IP. Lecture slides and links to the live video stream will be added well beyond each lecture. Announcement will be made through Stud.IP and you are encouraged to use the forum for any questions.

If you are an ITIS student from Göttingen, Braunschweig or Clausthal and do not have access to the course material, please contact me.


The exam will take place on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 at 16:00 in room 3703-023 (Appelstraße 4, Multimedia Room).The exam will be English. You are allowed to bring a dictionary and to fill out the exam in German. Some answers can best be calculated with a pocket calculator, take one with you.


Dr. Eelco Herder
Appointments on request