Maryam Tavakol, MSc.

Leuphana University of Lüneburg
Institute of Information Systems
Machine Learning Group
Scharnhorststr.1, C4.308a
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2024
Fax +49.4131.677-1749

About Me

I am a member of Machine Learning group at the Institute of Electronic Business Processes at Leuphana University of Lüneburg as Research Assistant, and at the same time, doing my PhD in the Computer Science department of TU Darmstadt. My major area of research is using Machine Learning techniques in Recommender Systems and Personalization. I received both of my B.Sc. and M.Sc degrees in Computer Science from the University of Tehran, Iran. Here is my CV.


  • Data Mining and Machine Learning Seminar (S17)
  • Introduction to Python Programming (W16)
  • Recommender System Seminar (W16)
  • Intelligent Data Analysis (S16)
  • Publications

    • M. Tavakol and U. Brefeld, A Unified Contextual Bandit Framework for Long- and Short-Term Recommendations, Accepted in ECML 2017, [pdf][code]
    • M. Tavakol, H. Zafartavanaelmi, U. Brefeld, Feature Extraction and Aggregation for Predicting the Euro 2016, Workshop of Sport Analysis, ECML 2016, [pdf]
    • M. Tavakol and U. Brefeld, Factored MDPs for Detecting the Topic of User Sessions, Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, 2014. [pdf][code]
    • M. Tavakol, M. N. Ahmadabadi, M. Mirian, M. Asadpour, A Distributed Q-Learning Approach for Variable Attention to Multiple Critics, International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP 2012. [pdf]