Lora Aroyo is an associate professor at the Web & Media Group, Department of Computer Science, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her research work is focused on semantic technologies for modeling user and context for recommendation systems and personalized access of online multimedia collections, e.g. cultural heritage collections, multimedia archives and interactive TV. She was a scientific coordinator of the NoTube project, dealing with the integration of Web and TV data with the help of semantics, and a number of nationally funded projects, such as CHIP and Agora, dealing with modeling events and event narratives. She has been co-chair of numerous workshops on crowdsourcing, social web and cultural heritage.