Robin Burke, Fellow

Robin is a Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Information Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He brings to the firm more than 30 years of experience in artificial intelligence and machine learning research and development. His primary research is in personalized recommender systems, a field he helped found and develop. His most recent projects explore fairness, accountability, and transparency in recommendation through the integration of objectives from diverse stakeholders.

Robin Burke


Prior to his current position, Professor Burke spent 16 years at DePaul University where he was co-director of DePaul’s Center for Web Intelligence, and a member of DePaul’s interdisciplinary Data Mining and Predictive Analytics Center and also a founding member of Studio χ, DePaul’s digital humanities center.

His career highlights include:

  • Author of more than 150 peer-reviewed articles in various areas of artificial intelligence including recommender systems, machine learning and information retrieval
  • Projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Fulbright Commission among others
  • Positions at University of Chicago, the University of California, Irvine, California State University, Fullerton, University College Dublin, and Verb, Inc
  • Consulting for Netflix, Roku, Adobe and other organizations

Dr. Burke obtained his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1993, an M.Phil. from Yale University in 1990 and a B.S. from Harvey Mudd College in 1986, all in Computer Science.

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