Prof. Erik Duval
Prof. Dr. ir. Erik Duval is a full professor (“hoogleraar”) at the computer science department of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Erik's research focuses on management of, and access to, structured and unstructured data. In practical terms, his research efforts mainly relate to 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. His group typically applies research results to technology‐enhanced learning, access to music and 'research2.0'. His current obsession is massive hyper‐personalization ("The Snowflake Effect") ‐ a topic on which he regularly keynotes.