Blerim Emruli

Senior Lecturer

Research areas and keywords

Keywords

  • Artificial intelligence, machine learning, information systems, decision support systems, business intelligence, analytics, Big Data, IoT

Professional work

My research journey started in 2008 by studying a MSc with a focus in Artificial Intelligece at Dalarna University, continuing to Luleå University of Technology for a PhD in Technology with a focus in Artificilal Intelligence, next moving to RISE SICS in Västerås as Senior Researcher, and then completing a PostDoc in Computer Science at Malmö University with a focus in Machine Learning and IoT. Moreover, during my PhD studies I had the pleasure of being a visiting researcher at Monash University and University of California, Berkeley.

In Septeber 2019, I joined the Department of Informatics as Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Informatics, with a focus in Artificial Intelligence and design of Information Systems. I view Information Systems from the lens of a fusion and entanglement between ICT and human/organizational activities that leads to digital transformation, automation and business development.

Further, I have served as a reviewer, associate editor and member of organizing committee in various conferences and journals, including the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) and Conference on Artificial General Intelligence.

Research

Currently, I investigate platforms that utilize enterprise-wide resource integration, including user-feedback and engagement; and latest advances in AI in order to help drive growth and impel Business Intelligence for everyone within the organization, which is widely referred to as self-service BI.

Teaching

I have been involved on-and-off in teaching since September 2007 in two countries and four institutions, and thus far I have taught courses within Computer Science and Information Technology, such as beginner and advanced programming courses, database technology (SQL and NoSQL), business support systems, decision support systems, business intelligence, and artificial intelligence. Moreover, I have held multiple roles, including teaching assistant, lecturer, course responsible (includes examination), thesis supervisor and examinator; and hold experience from course development both at basic and advanced levels.

Currently, within the Department of Informatics at LUSEM, I am course responsible (includes examination) and main lecturer for the Decision Support Systems (INFC35), and Business Intelligence (INFN45) and Business Processes and Artificial Intelligence (INFN65) courses at BSc and MSc level, respectively.

Otherwise, I am keen on maintaining and promoting high quality in higher education and am continuously engaged in cutting-edge training and development activities that relate to pedagogy in higher education. For example, I have finished four courses in higher education teaching and learning (totalling to 22 ECTS), the latest being "Course design in higher education" 4.5 ECTS from the Division for Higher Education Development of Lund University in June 2020. Currently, I am in a process of further adapting my courses for distance education by embracing evidence-based online and blended learning models in order to create more enriched and sustainable teaching and learning.

Societal impact

I strongly believe on the importance of co-production with the surrounding society and have exemplified my ability to collaborate and disseminate information regarding education, research and development work. For example, watch the following video https://tinyurl.com/y8jem97h and/or read this press release (in Swedish) https://tinyurl.com/y9q5sv4k to get a sneak peek about a research and development work that I led by working closely with five divisions of Atlas Copco (now Epiroc) in order to co-produce better outcomes and generate value.

Moreover, in the courses that I am course responsible (see above) within Department of Informatics at LUSEM, local industry experts from the region of Scania, with a focus on the city of Lund and Malmö are invited to lead some laboratory sessions and hold guest lectures.

Research

Recent research outputs

Vogel, B., Dong, Y., Blerim Emruli, Davidsson, P. & Spalazzese, R., 2020 Apr 18, In : Future Internet. 12, 4, p. 1-19 19 p.

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