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Alain Starke graduated cum laude in 2014 at the Eindhoven University of Technology from the master's program Innovation Sciences. While writing his master's thesis, he landed a 'Research Talent' grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) to pursue a PhD at the Human Technology Interaction group, supervised by dr.ir. M.C. Willemsen & Prof.dr. C.C.P. Snijders.

His current research examines how recommender systems can support consumers to save energy. Just as Netflix helps consumers to watch films, Starke's web-based energy tool Besparinghulp.nl ('Saving Aid') is designed to support consumers' energy-saving goals by presenting tailored energy-saving recommendations. Starke's research uses insights from computer science (RecSys), psychometrics (Rasch model), psychology (environmental psychology, social norms) and sociology (social networks).

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Willemsen, M. C. & Starke, A. D.


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Research Output

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    Supporting energy-efficient choices using Rasch-based recommender interfaces

    Starke, A. D., 26 Feb 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 255 p.

    Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

    Open Access
  • The effectiveness of advice solicitation and social peers in an energy recommender system

    Starke, A., 1 Jan 2019, IntRS 2019 Interfaces and Human Decision Making for Recommender Systems 2019: Proceedings of the 6th Joint Workshop on Interfaces and Human Decision Making for Recommender Systems co-located with 13th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems(RecSys 2019) Copenhagen, Denmark, September 19, 2019. Brusilovsky, P., de Gemmis, M., Felfernig, A., Lops, P., O'Donovan, J., Semeraro, G. & Willemsen, M. C. (eds.). CEUR-WS.org, p. 65-71 7 p. (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; vol. 2450).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Effective user interface designs to increase energy-efficient behavior in a Rasch-based energy recommender system

    Starke, A. D., Willemsen, M. C. & Snijders, C. C. P., Aug 2017, RecSys '17 Proceedings of the Eleventh ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, 27-31 August 2017, Como, Italy. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 65-73 9 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  • 11 Citations (Scopus)
    11 Downloads (Pure)


    Niels Stensen Fellowship (€56,000)

    Alain D. Starke (Recipient), 1 Feb 2019

    Prize: OtherFellowships & membershipsScientific

    NWO Research Talent Grant for 3-year PhD Research (€170,000)

    Alain D. Starke (Recipient), 30 Jun 2014

    Prize: NWOOtherScientific


    • 1 Contributed talk

    Effective User Interface Designs to Increase Energy-efficient Behavior in a Rasch-based Energy Recommender System

    Alain Starke (Speaker)
    27 Aug 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific


    Brain, Body & Behaviour

    1/09/12 → …


    Press / Media

    Consumentenrubriek in het Eindhovens Dagblad over Besparingshulp

    Alain D. Starke


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Student theses

    Cue utilization for soccer goalkeepers during penalty kicks

    Author: van de Koedijk, Q., 31 Aug 2018

    Supervisor: Snijders, C. (Supervisor 1) & Starke, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Recommender systems in the sustainable agriculture

    Author: van der Heide, J., 30 Sep 2019

    Supervisor: Ham, J. (Supervisor 1) & Starke, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master