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Hoppe, H. Ulrich

Rhein-Ruhr Institute (RIAS), (Duisburg, Germany)
Dr. H. Ulrich Hoppe holds a full professorship in the area “Collaborative and Learning Support Systems” at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany). After his PhD on computational thinking and interactive programming in math education in 1984, Ulrich Hoppe has worked for about ten years in the area of intelligent user interfaces and cognitive models in HCI, before he re-focused his research on intelligent support in educational systems and distributed collaborative environments in 1995. With his COLLIDE Research Group he has participated in more than ten European projects on Technology-enhanced learning. He was one of the initiators of the European Network of Excellence Kaleidoscope (2004-07). Currently he is engaged in as a PI in a Research Training Group on “User Centred Social Media” funded by the German National Science Foundation since 2015. His research is focused on computational techniques for learning and knowledge building. He is particularly interested in combining network analysis techniques with other data mining methods in the study and support of online (learning) communities.