Joeran Beel is Assistant Professor in Intelligent Systems at Trinity College Dublin and a member of the ADAPT Centre. His research focuses on recommender systems (recommendations as-a-service and recommender-system evaluation) and related technologies such as machine learning and natural language processing. Joeran is further interested in the blockchain/cryptocurrencies, plagiarism detection, and information extraction in the fields of digital libraries, finance, tourism, transport, and healthcare.
Joeran has published three books and over 50 peer-reviewed articles and has been awarded various grants for research projects, patent applications, and prototype development as well as some business start-up funding. He is involved in the development of open-source projects such as Mr. DLib, Docear, JabRef, and Freeplane, some of which he initiated. Joeran founded two successful IT start-ups and received multiple awards and prizes for each. In the previous EDGE call, he successfully supervised the application of one postdoctoral researcher.
Joeran studied and researched in the USA (Berkeley), Australia (Sydney), Germany (Magdeburg & Konstanz), Cyprus (Nicosia) and England (Lancaster). He has an M.Sc. in Project Management, an M.Sc. in Business Information Systems and a PhD in Computer Science. Prior to Trinity College, Joeran worked as IT product manager in the tourism industry (Munich, Germany), and as a postdoctoral researcher at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, Japan.
Joeran is interested in proposals for fellowships tackling recommender systems, information extraction, semantic analysis, NLP and machine learning, personalisation and adaptivity and text mining. He is also very interested in emerging research intro Blockchain, artificial intelligence and fintech technologies.