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Luis Teran

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Luis Terán (1979) is currently working as a senior researcher in cognitive computing at the Human-IST Institute, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, visiting scholar at University of Bern, and former academic guest at the University of Zurich. He is also appointed professor at Universidad de Las Fuerzas Armadas (ESPE), Ecuador. He obtained a PhD and a habilitation in computer science from the University of Fribourg. In 2009, he finished a M.Sc in communication systems from the Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2004, he received a B.Sc in electronics and telecommunications from Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador. His research interests include eGovernment, eParticipation, eCollaboration, eDemocracy, eElection, eVoting, eCommunities, recommender systems and fuzzy classification. He is currently a global chair for the IEEE e-Government Special Technical Community, program chair and main organizer for the International Conference on eDemocracy and eGovernment (ICEDEG), guest editor at IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, Editorial Board Member at the Cooperative Perspective Journal, guest editor at Axioms Open Access Journal, distinguished exhibitor at IEEE Ecuador Section, and Senior Member at IEEE.


Full Name: 
PD. Dr.  Luis Terán
Current Position: 
Former Assistant Doctor/Lecturer
+41 (0)26 300 92 98
Postal Address: 
Information Systems Research Group
Department of Informatics
Boulevard de Pérolles 90
CH - 1700 Fribourg
Office: PER21 - A404


Domains of Interest: 
  • Recommender Systems
  • Fuzzy Clasification 
  • eGovernment
  • eParticipation
  • eDemocracy
  • eCommunities


Further Education: 
  • 3rd ESWC Summer School 2013, Crete, Greece, September, 2013.
  • The Structure and Logic of Scientific English & Writing Titles and Abstracts, Uni-
    versity of Geneva, Switzerland, February, 2013.
  • How does a Scientific Journal Work? - Doctoral Program in Computer Science - Conf ́erence Universitaire de Suisse Occidentale (CUSO), University of Neuchˆatel, Switzerland, October, 2012.
  • 2012 IFI Summer School. Department of Informatics – Business Intelligence Research Group, University of Zurich, Switzerland, June, 2012.
  • PROMISE Winter School 2012. Information Retrieval meets Information Visualiza- tion, Zinal, Switzerland, January, 2012.
  • CUSO Winter School in Computer Science - Managing and Engineering Complex Systems, Les Diablerets, Switzerland, January, 2011.
  • Human Computer Interaction - Master Course, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Lausanne Switzerland, February - June, 2010.
  • Spanish (mother tongue)
  • English (advanced)
  • French (basic)



External Activities: 
  • Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC), 2016-current
  • International Conference on eDemocracy & eGovernment (ICEDEG)
  • International Conference on Fuzzy Management Methods (ICFMsquare)
  • 2nd International Conference on Information Systems and Computer Science.
  • 2015 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2016)
  • 2016 International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government (CeDEM16)
  • 2015 International Conference on Soft Computing and Software Engineering (SCSE'15)
  • 2015 Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer Aided System Engineering (APCASE)
Assisted Student Projects: 


Curriculum Vitae: 


  • Basketbal 
  • iPhone apps
  • Reading


Member for
10 years 36 weeks