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Stu Baker
Acting Associate University Librarian for Information Technology
University Library
Northwestern University

Field of interest: Libraries/Digital Archives

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Kurt Fendt
Principal Research Associate / Director of HyperStudio
Comparative Media Studies/Foreign Languages and Literatures
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
hyperstudio.mit.edu

As Director of MIT’s HyperStudio – Lab for Digital Humanities I am interested in exploring innovative approaches to research and education in Digital Humanities across a wide range of humanistic fields with special interests in: text and data visualization, collaborative research and teaching tools, and the integration of user-created content into existing digital archives.

Fields of interest: Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, GIS/Mapping, Libraries/Digital Archives, Mobile Devices, Electronic Literature, Semantic Search, Collaborative Technologies, Cinematic Syntax

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Tracy Bergstrom
Special Collections Librarian for Digital Projects
Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame

I am a special collections librarian who works primarily with metadata for objects such as historical photographs, numismatics, ephemera and artists’ books. I’m interested in the development of digital libraries and metadata standards, particularly for non-bibliographic resources.

Fields of interest: Information Retrieval, GIS/Mapping, Libraries/Digital Archives, Collaborative Technologies

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Brijeet Dhaliwal
Library Technology Manager
Illinois Institute of Technology

Fields of interest: Text Analysis , Libraries/Digital Archives, Electronic Literature, Collaborative Technologies

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Dr. Patricia Brauner
Music
Center for Italian Opera Studies, University of Chicago
http://humanities.uchicago.edu/orgs/ciao/

I am a musicologist engaged in publishing critical editions of Rossini’s music. Besides 19th-century Italian opera, I am interested in medieval music and liturgy, manuscript studies, and problems of editing.

Fields of interest: Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, Libraries/Digital Archives

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Karl Stolley
Asst. Professor
Department of Humanities
Illinois Institute of Technology
http://karlstolley.com/

I research digital literacy, activity theory, and the role of open formats and open standards in web design, information architecture, and digital communication generally.

Fields of interest: Information Retrieval, Libraries/Digital Archives, Collaborative Technologies

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Harlan Wallach
Architect for Media Technology
A & R T
Northwestern University
http://nuamps.at.northwestern.edu

Fields of interest: Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, GIS/Mapping, Libraries/Digital Archives, Modelling/Simulations, Computational Art, Performance, Collaborative Technologies

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Kaylea H Champion
Staff
Project Bamboo
www.projectbamboo.org

As the Demonstrator Project Manager for the Bamboo Planning Process, I’m interested in the breadth and depth of digital humanities, with a particular focus on areas where improved coordination, infrastructure, and shareable resources have the potential to better enable research for arts & humanities scholars. I am also the director of Scholarly Technology and Research Computing, part of the central IT group at the University of Chicago.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, GIS/Mapping, Computational Linguistics, Libraries/Digital Archives, Gaming, Mobile Devices, Augmented Reality, Modelling/Simulations, Electronic Literature, Computational Art, Semantic Search, Performance, Collaborative Technologies, Music Cognition, Cinematic Syntax

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Neil Smalheiser
MD-PhD Associate Professor
Psychiatry
UIC
http://arrowsmith.psych.uic.edu

Neuroscientist studying the role of microRNAs and other small RNAs in synaptic plasticity.

Informatics project devoted to developing tools to enhance scientific discovery and collaboration.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Information Retrieval, Computational Linguistics, Libraries/Digital Archives, Modelling/Simulations, Semantic Search, Collaborative Technologies

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Paul Hertz
Collaborative Applications Developer
The Collaboratory Project
Northwestern University
http://ignotus.com/

As an artist, I work in both digital and traditional media, with particular interest in intermedia, algorithmic composition, and performance. At Northwestern University, where I taught interactive multimedia and virtual reality for artists for many years, I am currently working at the Collaboratory Project, a collaborative online environment for K12 education. I have curated various exhibitions of electronic media. With Debora Wood I was co-curator of “Imaging by Numbers: A Historical View of the Computer Print,” which showed at the Block Museum, Northwestern University, in January-April 2008.

Fields of interest: Imaging/Visualization, Libraries/Digital Archives, Modelling/Simulations, Electronic Literature, Computational Art, Performance, Collaborative Technologies

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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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Eric Gamazon
Staff
Medicine — Human Genetics
University of Chicago

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Libraries/Digital Archives, Electronic Literature, Semantic Search

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Bill Sterner
Lecturer, Dir. MacLab
Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science
U of Chicago

I’ve long been interested in crossover projects between computing and the humanities, and have taught a variety of courses related to themes of “computer programming as a liberal art.” I’m currently working on a monograph on Aristotle’s Poetics as a productive science that may someday have implications for thinking about artifactual design. Brenda Laurel’s Computers as Theater would be in a related domain space.

Fields of interest: Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, Computational Linguistics, Libraries/Digital Archives, Modelling/Simulations, Electronic Literature, Computational Art, Semantic Search, Collaborative Technologies, Cinematic Syntax

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Russell Horton
Programmer/Analyst
DLDC/ARTFL
University of Chicago

Programmer working on text search, machine learning, text mining and text reuse detection in the Humanities.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Information Retrieval, Computational Linguistics, Libraries/Digital Archives, Semantic Search

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Eben English
Digital Services Librarian
Illinois Institute of Technology
http://library.iit.edu

Fields of interest: Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, GIS/Mapping, Libraries/Digital Archives, Electronic Literature, Semantic Search

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