The People and Information Research Team (PIReT, pronounced “pirate”) studies information retrieval, recommender systems, and other intelligent information systems. We are particularly interested in building compelling new applications focused on the needs of their users; understanding the ways in which these systems, their users, and society affect each other; and promoting high-quality, reproducible research on recommender systems.

PIReT is a part of the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering at Boise State University and is led by Sole Pera and Michael Ekstrand.

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