Dr. Julia Neidhardt

Austrian Academy of Sciences and TU Wien

Short Bio

Julia Neidhardt is a researcher at the Research Unit E-Commerce at TU Wien, Austria. She has a background in mathematics and computer science. In her research, she addresses problems related to user modeling, recommender systems, network science and digital humanities. In 2013 and 2014 she was visiting scholar at Northwestern University, USA. Since 2019, she is a guest researcher at the Austrian Center for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. She was in the program committee of numerous conferences, is senior program committee member of the ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys) and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Information Technology & Tourism (JITT). Julia Neidhardt was research track chair of the ENTER 2020 and ENTER 2019 conference and organizer of a number of workshops and conferences. She has published over 45 peer-reviewed articles in high-level journals and conferences including Nature Human Behaviour. She is regularly invited to give talks on topics related to her research, e.g., at the Oxford Women in Computer Science – Distinguished Speaker Series at the University of Oxford in 2020. Julia Neidhardt is part of the Digital Humanism Initiative at TU Wien.

Prizes, Awards, Memberships

  • Shortlisted for Best Paper (LDK 2021)
  • Outstanding PC Member (ACM UMAP 2019)
  • Best Reviewer Nomination (ACM RecSys 2019)
  • JITT Article of the Year Award 2019
  • JITT Article of the Year Award 2018
  • Outstanding contribution to the manuscript reviewing process (JITT 2017)
  • Board member of the International Federation for IT and Travel & Tourism (IFITT), 2019-2020

Research Interests

  • Beyond-accuracy objectives and bias in recommender systems
  • Dynamics of online discussions
  • Emotions in media and social media
  • Toxic speech detection