Dimitar Dimitrov

Postdoctoral Researcher
Knowledge Technologies for the Social Sciences
GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne, Germany
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Hello, my name is Dimitar Dimitrov. I am a PostDoc at GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne, Germany. I obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz, Germany. Before that, I studied Software Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany, where I also obtained my master's degree in Computer Science. I was a visiting researcher at the Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria, and at the eXascale Infolab at the University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland. At GESIS, I am working on the da|ra project aimed to deliver the software infrastructure for assigning DOI names to social and economic datasets. My research focuses on applying statistical and machine learning techniques to study user behavior in web-based systems.



The research fields that I am interested in are machine learning, network science, and data science, but I try to focus my research around one word - navigation. Navigation is the process of following links in order to find a specific information piece. The main advantages of navigation over search, the other popular method to explore an information space, lay in the fact that people are better at recognizing things than describing them. That is why picking the right link is much easier than formulating a search query. My research focuses on the challenges of building and maintaining web-based systems that support efficient navigation, i.e., the social processes responsible for shaping an information space, designing user interfaces, and modeling user navigation.


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