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Julita Vassileva MS (math), PhD (math & comp. science)


Faculty Member in Computer Science

Thorvaldson 178.8

Research Area(s)

  • Personalization, User Modeling, Recommender Systems,Explainable AI
  • Social Computing, Incentive Mechanisms, Persuasive Technologies
  • Social Personalized Learning Environments, Peer-help, Learning Communities
  • Decentralized Social Architectures, Peer-to-Peer and Multi-Agent Systems
  • Trust and Privacy, Trust and Reputation Mechanisms

About me

Julita Vassileva is a professor of computer science at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Her research areas involve human issues in decentralized software environments: user modeling and personalization, designing incentive mechanisms for encouraging participation and facilitating trust in decentralized software applications, such as online communities, social networks, multi-agent systems  and peer-to-peer systems. 

Dr. Julita Vassileva is passionate about science outreach and promoting the advancement of women and minorities in Computer Science. As the NSERC Cameco Chair for Women in Science and Engineering / Prairies from 2005-2011, she co-started the Girl Geek Dinners in Saskatoon, and developed the Science Ambassadors outreach program, which enriches classroom science learning in remote Aboriginal communities.




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Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Sofia, Bulgaria, 1992, Mathematics and Computer Science
  • M.Sc., University of Sofia, Bulgaria, 1986, Cybernetics and Control Theory
  • B.Sc., University of Sofia, Bulgaria, 1984, Mathematics