Dr Frank Hopfgartner

Senior Lecturer in Data Science

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

Frank Hopfgartner

f.hopfgartner@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 (0)114 222 2658

Experience: I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and have completed a teaching certificate at University of Glasgow. I have taught students of STEM and HASS programs in China, Germany, and the UK, and have provided tutorials on current research challenges, e.g., funded by ACM and IEEE, and the ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science.

Topics: My lectures centred around information systems such as databases, information retrieval, semantic search, and recommender systems. Moreover, I directed modules on document encoding, multimedia analysis & design, data analysis, visualisation & communication, and on technical communication for computer scientists. Currently, I direct the Big Data Analytics module of the Data Science program and teach across other PGT programs.

Philosophy: I am committed to enable students to gain advanced skillsets in research & development that are in high demand. For example, I have initiated a collaboration with industry that allows students to evaluate recommendation algorithms in a real-world setting, and frequently host industry partners for the delivery of guest lectures.