Luis Terán

Priv.-Doz., Senior Researcher, and Lecturer

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Dr. Luis Terán
Human-IST Institute
Boulevard de Pérolles 90


External webpage: 
Office : PER21 - A404
E-mail : luis.teran(at)
Phone : +41 26 300 92 98
ORCID : 0000-0002-0503-511X

Short Biography

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.