Irina Nalis-Neuner

Dr. Irina Nalis, is a psychologist and joined the RecSys Lab as interdisciplinary collaborator. She obtained her PhD from the University of Vienna, department of Occupational, Economic, and Social Psychology. Her research interests are framed within the context of the Vienna Manifesto on Digital Humanism including questions of behavior change, co-creation, decision-making, and transformative research.



  • Nalis, I., & Neidhardt, J. (2023, June). Not Facial Expression, nor Fingerprint–Acknowledging Complexity and Context in Emotion Research for Human-Centered Personalization and Adaptation. In Adjunct Proceedings of the 31st ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (pp. 325-330).

  • Basso, L., Nalis, I., & Neidhardt, J., (2023) News Diversity and Well-Being–An Experimental Exploration Of Diversity-Aware Recommender Systems. Preprint

  • Modre, L., & Neidhardt, J. & Nalis, I., (2023) Value-Based Nudging in News Recommender Systems – Results from an Experimental User Study. NORMalize 2023: The First Workshop on the Normative Design and Evaluation of Recommender Systems, September 19, 2023, co-located with the ACM Conference on Recommender Systems 2023 (RecSys 2023), Singapore

  • Kolb, T. E., Nalis & Neidhardt, J.,(2023) Like a Skilled DJ - an Expert Study on News Recommendations Beyond AccuracyINRA '23: 11th International Workshop on News Recommendation and Analytics in Conjunction with ACM RecSys 2023, September 18--23, 2023, Singapore, Singapore

  • Kolb, T. E., Nalis, I., Sertkan, M., & Neidhardt, J. (2022). The Role of Bias in News Recommendation in the Perception of the Covid-19 Pandemic. arXiv preprint arXiv:2209.07608.

Activities & Talks

  • Talk Open Arts - Academy of Fine Arts and The Open Innovation in Science Center of the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft, 2023

  • Talk Opera Aperta Art & Digital Humanism, 2022

  • Talk Digital Humanism ARS Akademie, 2022


  • Bachelor Seminary in Psychology with interdisciplinary empirical research on Digital Humanism, University of Vienna WS22/23, SS2023


  • Digital Humanism Summer School 2023 Group Projects on "Sustainable Solutions for Wicked Problems"

  • Curator in the Discourse Programm of Elevate Festival Graz with a focus on digital, democracy and societal innovation