Phd dissertation acknowledgement

Eric van wyk for agreeing to serve on my dissertation committee on such a short notice as a replacement for john riedl.

Adomavicius, an expert in context-aware recommender systems, for his crucial remarks that shaped my final dissertation.

Dissertation ght & g and health service and community : thunderbird school of global are many people that have earned my gratitude for their contribution to my time in graduate school.

Moreover, i am thankful to james avery and ahmed eldawy for their collaboration and contribution in various projects related to this dissertation.

This dissertation would not have been possible without their warm love, continued patience, and endless three phases of the phd to ace the phd rating the data systems endation fits well in database systems !

John riedl (former thesis committee member), an excellent teacher and pioneer in the recommender systems area, who unfortunately passed away a few months before the official dissertation umn data management labmates.

To summarize, i would give mohamed most of the credit for becoming the kind of scientist i am committee s my advisor, i would like to thank the rest of my dissertation committee members (gedas adocmivicius, shashi shekhar, and eric van wyk) for their great support and invaluable advice.