Dr Vania Dimitrova

My background is in Mathematics and applied Artificial Intelligence. I lead research activity on user-aware intelligent systems, focusing on knowledge-enriched user modelling and adaptation, knowledge capture, ontological modelling and information exploration.

My research is on user-aware intelligent systems which augment human intellect by assisting humans to perform complex tasks (focus on decision making and sensemaking) or to learn new skills (focus on soft skills and reflexive learning). This crosses several fields - personalisation and user-adaptive systems, intelligent decision support systems, and intelligent learning environments.

I have led the Leeds research activities in several interdisciplinary projects, and coordinated the recently completed EU project ImREAL which developed intelligent services to link experience in virtual learning environments with experience in the real world.