News / Brusilovsky awarded degree of Doctor honoris causa


Peter Brusilovsky, Associate Professor at the School of Information Sciences (the iSchool), will be honored by the Slovak University of Technology (SUT) with the degree of Doctor honoris causa. The university, founded in 1937 in Bratislava, is one of the most significant institutions of higher education in Slovakia. Dr. Brusilovsky was selected for this recognition for his contributions to the fields of Informatics and Information Technologies. He will receive this significant accolade during a ceremony in Bratislava on April 28, 2009. The ceremony will include members of the SUT’s scientific council, rector, vice rectors and deans.

The Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies at the Slovak University of Technology offers a number of degree programs including undergraduate, Master’s and PhD programs in Informatics, Computer Systems and Networks, Software Engineering, Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence, and applied Informatics.

Brusilovsky, who joined the iSchool faculty in 2000, is known for his research in the areas of Adaptive Web-based Systems, Adaptive Hypermedia, Adaptive Interfaces, Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Shells, Student and User Modeling, Human-Computer Interaction, and Artificial Intelligence. In 2005, he won the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his work on “Personalized Access to Open Corpus Educational Resources through Adaptive Navigation Support and Adaptive Visualization.” He was a recipient of the E.T.S. Walton Visitor Award sponsored by the Science Foundation Ireland as well as several fellowships including the James S. McDowell Fellowship (US), the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (Germany), and the Royal Society Ex-Quota Fellowship (UK). He also serves as Associate Editor of the recently-introduced IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies.