Brusilovsky Promoted to Rank of Full Professor


The iSchool is pleased to announce that Peter Brusilovsky has been promoted to the rank of full professor. The faculty, staff and students congratulate Dr. Brusilovsky on this recognition of his research, teaching and leadership contributions to the School, the University, and the field of Information Sciences. Brusilovsky is internationally-renowned for his work in the areas of adaptive Web-based systems, adaptive hypermedia, intelligent tutoring systems, human-computer interaction, and adaptive interfaces. Here at the iSchool, he has led the development of two significant research and educational efforts: the Personalized Adaptive Web Systems (PAWS) Lab and the Teaching and Learning Research Lab (TALER).

Most recently, Brusilovsky was the recipient of a Google Research Award for his project on "Personalized Social Systems for Local Communities," to support efforts to increase user participation in social systems designed for local communities. 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. McDonnell Fellowship (US), the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (Germany), and the Royal Society Ex-Quota Fellowship (UK). He has been invited to serve on the editorial boards of several leading journals in adaptive educational systems and adaptive Web and hypermedia systems. He is the Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies; he has served as a committee member or/and chair for several leading conferences in these two fields.

Recently, the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, the most prestigious Central European University in the area of Web and Educational systems, recognized his research impact by bestowing upon him the degree of Doctor honoris causa.