Keynote speaker: Jennifer Guiliano, IUPUI
Jennifer Guiliano is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
Michael L. Black is the Associate Director for the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Art, and Social Science and a postdoctoral research associate with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. While at I-CHASS, he has helped plan and manage data mining projects in English, Sociology, African American Studies, International Studies, Library Science, and the College of Law. Several of these projects involve “big data”, using over 500,000 documents and running analysis on high-performance computing resources through the XSEDE Program. His own research explores the cultural history of personal computing by examining the discursive effects of programming practices. He completed his PhD in English at the University of Illinois in 2014.
Jana Diesner is an Assistant Professor at the iSchool (a.k.a. Graduate School of Library and Information Science) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and an affiliate at the Department of Computer Science (CS). Jana?s work is at the nexus of social network analysis, natural language processing and machine learning. With her team, Jana is developing and advancing computational methods and technologies that help people to measure and understand the interplay and co-evolution of information and socio-technical networks. For example, they have been building ConText, a publicly available tool that supports users in extracting network data from text corpora and considering the content of information for network analysis. She brings these computational solutions into various application context, currently mainly in the domain of impact assessment. Jana got her PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science. For more information about her work see http://people.lis.illinois.edu/~jdiesner/.
Harriett Green is the English and Digital Humanities Librarian and assistant professor, University Library, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on the use and users of digital humanities tools and resources, digital pedagogy, and humanities data curation. Her publications include published and forthcoming articles in College & Research Libraries, Journal of the Association of Information Science and Technology, LLC: Literary and Linguistic Computing, Library Quarterly, EDUCAUSE Review, and portal: Libraries and the Academy. She earned her MSLIS from the University of Illinois, and also holds a MA in Humanities/Creative Writing from the University of Chicago and a BA in History and Literature from Harvard University.
Kevin Hamilton is an artist and researcher with appointments in Art and Design, Media and Cinema Studies, and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. At present he serves the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities as Coordinator for Digital Scholarly Communication, and as Dean’s Fellow for Research in the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Kevin’s research-based artistic work spans the domains of Public Art, New Media, and the Digital Humanities. Recent artistic work has included a commissioned public project on the history of cybernetics for the State of Illinois at the Institute for Genomic Biology, a performance at Links Hall Chicago on racial and religious histories of the Colorado Rockies, a comic book on local race histories for the City of Urbana, Illinois, and a collaborative video about telephone communication for the ASPECT DVD series. Recognition for his work has included grants from the National Science Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities, presentation at conferences across Europe and North America (ISEA/ DEAF/CAA/NCA/ACM-SIGCHI), publication in edited journals and anthologies (Routledge/CCCS/Palm Press/UCLA), and invited residencies (Banff/USC-IML/Bratislava). He holds a Master of Science in Visual Studies degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design.
John Randolph is a specialist in the history of the early Russian empire, 1650-1850. He is the author of an award-winning study of early 19th century Russian social thought, The House in the Garden: The Bakunin Family and the Romance of Russian Idealism. He is currently working on a study of the horse relay system used by the Russian Empire as its primary communications channel, from the empire’s 16th century origins through the mid-19th century. He is also supervising a student-led digital publishing initiative, Source Lab, whose goal is to prepare born-digital public domain material for use in teaching and research.
Professor of English and LAS Centennial Scholar, Ted Underwood applies machine learning to digital libraries in order to reveal long-term trends in English-language literature from 1750 to 1950. His latest book is Why Literary Periods Mattered.
James Whitacre is the GIS Specialist with the Scholarly Commons at the Main Library. His primary role is to consult with University researchers to think spatially, share about their research using maps and GIS, and help solve their geospatial problems. Prior to coming to the University of Illinois, he worked as the GIS Manager for the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Zoology from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Master of Science in Geography, concentrating on GIS and Cartography, from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.