Dr Frank Hopfgartner

Senior Lecturer in Data Science

PhD (Glasgow), PG Cert (Glasgow), FHEA


Frank Hopfgartner


+44 (0)114 222 2658

I am Senior Lecturer in Data Science at the Information School of University of Sheffield. My research to date can be placed in the intersection of information systems (e.g., information retrieval and recommender systems), content analysis and data science. I have (co-) authored over 150 publications in above mentioned research fields, including a book on smart information systems, various book chapters and papers in peer-reviewed journals, conferences and workshops. To date, I have successfully acquired over £1 Million in research funding from national and international sources to support my research.

I gained manifold work experience at research-led science & engineering centers in the US, Ireland, and Germany, as well as at leading universities in Germany, China, and the UK. Building on this experience, a further theme of my work is to bridge the gap between academia and industry, e.g., by collaborating closely with industry to incorporate real-world challenges in my teaching, or by creating opportunities for academics to benefit from companies’ resources or expertise.

University Responsibilities

  • MSc in Data Science Programme Coordinator
  • Head of the Information Retrieval Research Group
  • Examinations Officer