Erik Duval

I am a professor in the research unit on hypermedia and databases, at the computer science department of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

My research focuses on management of and access to structured and unstructured data. In practical terms, we research repositories, federated search, harvesting, content management, but also more end user oriented aspects like information visualization, mobile information devices, multi-touch displays and mash-ups. We typically apply our results to technology enhanced learning, access to music and ‘research2.0′. My current obsession is massive hyper-personalization (“The Snowflake Effect”) – a topic on which I regularly keynote.

If you want more details, then please have a look at the pages of my research unit, my publications, my presentations, my facebook page and my blog.

This academic year (2009-2010), I teach courses on Human-Computer Interaction (course wikis for one, two and three years ago), Multimedia (20082007), problem solving and design in the 1st, 2nd (last year) and 3rd bachelor of engineering, and in the past I've taught capita selecta of computer science (last yearyear before).

I also serve as president of the ARIADNE Foundation, chair of the IEEE LTSC working group on Learning Object Metadata and I am a fellow of the AACE and member of ACM and the IEEE computer society. I am a member of several boards such as the Editorial Review Board and the Executive Advisory Board of the International Journal on E-Learning, the Steering Committee and Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (TLT), the board of editors of the Journal of Universal Computer Science, and I am a member of the informatics section of the Academia Europeae.

I co-founded two spin-offs that apply research results for access to music and scientific output.