About Me

I’m Michael Ekstrand, a Ph.D candidate in computer science with GroupLens Research at the University of Minnesota.

I invite you to read about my research on human-computer interaction and recommender systems or check out the various coding projects I have worked on. I also write, both on my blog and in more persistent writings.

You can connect with me in several ways:

What’s up with elehack? It’s a portmanteau of elegant and hack; an homage to my appreciation of the hacker ethos (in the MIT/ESR/Unix sense, not breaking stuff for lulz and profit) and of elegant, beautiful things, especially programs.