Christine Bauer

Christine Bauer

Assistant Professor in Human-Centered Computing

Utrecht University


Christine Bauer is an Assistant Professor at the Human-Centered Computing group at the Department of Information and Computing Sciences at Utrecht University.

Her research activities center on interactive intelligent systems, where she integrates research on intelligent technologies, the interaction of humans with intelligent systems, and their interplay. She takes a human-centered computing approach, where technology follows humans’ and society’s needs. Central themes in her research are context and context-adaptivity. Recently, she has focused on context-aware recommender systems and concentrates on recommender systems in the music and media sector in particular. Core interests in her research activities are fairness in algorithmic decision-making and multi-method evaluation.
She co-organizes the workshop series “Perspectives on the Evaluation of Recommender Systems (PERSPECTIVES)”. She advocates for equal opportunities and engages in initiatives such as Women in Music Information Retrieval (WiMIR) and the Allyship program at CHI.

  • Intelligent interactive systems
  • Recommender systems
  • Context-adaptive systems
  • Human-centered computing
  • Fairness
  • Multi-method evaluation
  • Doctoral degree in Social and Economic Sciences (Business Informatics), 2009

    University of Vienna, Austria

  • MSc in Business Informatics, 2011

    TU Wien, Austria

  • Diploma (equivalent to Master degree) in International Business Administration, 2002

    University of Vienna, Austria

  • Study of Jazz Saxophone

    Konservatorium der Stadt Wien, Austria


Central theme

Interactive intelligent systems
at the intersection of human-centered computing, data science, and artificial intelligence


24 different courses across 15 institutions
RecSys Summer School, Italian National PhD Program of AI
Tutorials at UMAP and ISMIR
Supervision of >70 theses

Community service

Conf. Co-Chair (e.g., RecSys, CHI, CIKM)
Meta-Reviewer (e.g., CHI, RecSys, SIGIR, ISMIR)
Reviewer for >25 journals and >100 conferences
Workshop Organizer

International experience

Research experience in 4 countries (AT, DE, NL, US)
Teaching experience in 6 countries (AT, DE, IT, NL, SE, US)


Repeatedly speaker and panelist at non-scientific events (e.g., Ars Electronica Festival, Dutch Media Week, VUT Indie Days)
Substantial media coverage (e.g., Financial Times, El País)
Radio interviews (e.g., SWR 2, Ö1, FM4, NPO Radio 1)


WiMIR Mentoring since 2018
Queen Mary University of London since 2021
Allyship Co-Chair at CHI 2022+2023
Doctoral/PhD Co-Chair at RecSys 2021+2023 and CIKM 2023

Selected Projects