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John Tolva
Program Manager
IBM
http://www.ascentstage.com

John Tolva is the Senior Program Manager for Cultural Strategy and Programs for Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs at the Center for IBM Solution Innovation in Chicago. This position combines a knowledge of culture and the humanities with an understanding of IBM’s newest technologies and related business unit needs, markets and objectives.

John holds a Masters in Information Design and Technology from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Masters in English Literature from Washington University. Mr. Tolva is on the editorial board of the ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage. He maintains a personal website at www.ascentstage.com.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Computational Linguistics, Libraries/Digital Archives, Gaming, Augmented Reality, Modelling/Simulations, Electronic Literature, Music Cognition

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Jesse Rouse
PhD Candidate
Geography
West Virginia University

I am interested in the intersection of spatialization of information and disseminating information to new audiences via visualizations.

Fields of interest: Imaging/Visualization, GIS/Mapping, Gaming, Mobile Devices, Augmented Reality, Modelling/Simulations

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Susan Bergeron
PhD student
Dept of Geology and Geography
West Virginia University

I am a PhD student interested in utilizing gaming environments to generate realistic virtual landscapes. I am also exploring how such immersive environments convey knowledge in unique ways.

Fields of interest: Imaging/Visualization, GIS/Mapping, Gaming

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Shirley Dugdale
Director, Learning Environments
DEGW North America
www.degw.com

I am a space planner interested in new modes of scholarship and in design to support visualization and collaborative work with complex data. In particular I want to understand how the future needs of digital humanities and social sciences will differ from those in science and engineering. Much of our work at DEGW has been with university libraries, educators and researchers to understand new demands on learning and workplaces through the integration of user research, strategy and design.

Fields of interest: Imaging/Visualization, GIS/Mapping, Libraries/Digital Archives, Gaming, Mobile Devices, Augmented Reality, Modelling/Simulations, Collaborative Technologies

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Scott Branting
Research Assistant Professor
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
University of Chicago

Fields of interest: Imaging/Visualization, GIS/Mapping, Libraries/Digital Archives, Gaming, Mobile Devices, Augmented Reality, Modelling/Simulations, Collaborative Technologies

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Patricia Hswe
Project Manager for NDIIPP Partner Projects
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
http://blog.lis.uiuc.edu/pvw/

I am interested in digital libraries, with special emphasis on metadata issues (creation, standardization, access, semantics, usability); use and users of digital resources; digital collection management and development; and digital project management. Like others in my field, I believe the digital humanities offer scholars at the junior-faculty level many opportunities to do innovative, original research and break from the typically restrictive route to tenure in ways possibly transcending the intellectual gains of the scholarly monograph.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, Libraries/Digital Archives, Gaming, Electronic Literature, Semantic Search, Collaborative Technologies

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Jason Rhody
Senior Program Officer
Office of Digital Humanities
National Endowment for the Humanities
http://www.neh.gov/odh

Jason Rhody is a Senior Program Officer in the Office of Digital Humanities (ODH) at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Previously, he worked in NEH’s Division of Education Programs in support of the EDSITEment project, which facilitates the use of technology and online humanities resources in the K-12 classroom. Jason received his master’s degree in English from the University of Maryland, and his current PhD research examines new media narrative forms within the framework of literary, media, and game studies. Prior to joining the Endowment, he worked at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), contributing to and advising digital humanities projects while teaching courses in literature and digital media.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Libraries/Digital Archives, Gaming, Electronic Literature

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Sofia J. Athenikos
Ph.D. Student
College of Information Science and Technology
Drexel University
http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~sj94/

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, GIS/Mapping, Computational Linguistics, Gaming, Mobile Devices, Augmented Reality, Modelling/Simulations, Computational Art, Semantic Search, Music Cognition, Cinematic Syntax, Artificial Intelligence (Knowledge Representation and Reasoning), Semantic Web (Description Logics, Rules, Ontologies), Visual Analytics, Intelligence and Security Informatics, Conceptual Modeling

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Paul Conway
Associate Professor
School of Information
University of Michigan

My research focuses on the connections between the processes and procedures of building collections of digitized visual resources and the judgments that users make about quality, integrity, and fit for use (relevance). My background is in archives, preservation, and digital libraries and I teach in all three areas at Michigan.

Fields of interest: Imaging/Visualization, Libraries/Digital Archives, Gaming

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Arno Bosse
Senior Director for Technology
Division of the Humanities
University of Chicago
http://humanities.uchicago.edu

Fields of interest: Imaging/Visualization, GIS/Mapping, Libraries/Digital Archives, Gaming, Mobile Devices, Computational Art, Performance, Cinematic Syntax

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Michelle Menzies
PhD student
English Language and Literature,  Cinema Studies
University of Chicago

Fields of interest: Imaging/Visualization, GIS/Mapping, Gaming, Augmented Reality, Electronic Literature, Computational Art, Performance, Cinematic Syntax, Contemporary Art

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Stephen Pentecost
Digital Humanities Specialist
Humanities Digital Workshop
Washington University in St. Louis

Interests: Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization , Computation Linguistics, Gaming, Modelling/Simulations

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