elena Simperl


University of Southampton

She is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton in the UK. She works in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) in the Web and Internet Science (WAIS) lab. She is also one of the Directors of the Web Science Institute and one of the Turing University Leads for the University.

She has a doctoral degree in Computer Science (Dr. rer. nat.) from the Free University of Berlin and a Diploma in Computer Science from the Technical University of Munich.

Before joining Southampton in 2012, She was at the Technical University of Munich (2002/03); Free University of Berlin (2003/07); Semantic Technology Institute (STI) Innsbruck at the University of Innsbruck, Austria (2007/09); and Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany (2010/12).

Her research is at the intersection between AI and crowd computing. It helps designers understand how to build socio-technical systems that combine machine algorithms with human and social capabilities.

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