Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI
Hasso-Plattner-InstitutDSG am HPI

Recommender Systems (Wintersemester 2014/2015)

Dozent: Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann (Information Systems) , Prof. Dr. Ralf Krestel (Information Systems)
Website zum Kurs: https://hpi.de/naumann/teaching/teaching/ws-1415/recommender-systems.html

Allgemeine Information

  • Semesterwochenstunden: 2
  • ECTS: 3
  • Benotet: Ja
  • Einschreibefrist: 24.10.2014
  • Lehrform: Seminar
  • Belegungsart: Wahlpflichtmodul
  • Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 6

Studiengänge, Modulgruppen & Module

IT-Systems Engineering BA


Recommender systems have become very popular in recent years. Many applications include recommender algorithms in one way or another. An early example of industrial application of recommender systems is recommending books by Amazon. Other application areas include movies, music, news, web queries, tags, and products in general. Independent of the application domain, various approaches have been developed to improve recommendations. Further, explanations of recommendations and evaluating recommender systems are active research fields, together with psychological and economical implications, as well as privacy concerns. We will look at different aspects of recommender systems and fundamental algorithms of the field.


See Website.

Lern- und Lehrformen

In this seminar, each student will present one topic related to

recommender systems in a 30-minutes talk followed by 15 minutes of

discussion. At the beginning of the semester each student should present

his/her topic in a 5-minutes short talk. At the end of the semester,

each student has to hand in a written summary report (5 pages; two column style) of

his/her topic. Active participation in all discussions is mandatory.


The grade will consist of

  • 30% Presentation
  • 30% Active Participation
  • 40% Summary Report


Usually Mondays at 13:30 in A-2.2. See Website for details.