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An interdisciplinary team of designers, digital humanists, computational linguists and historians has joined forces to develop a co-designed tool to monitor the media of the past.

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Simon Clematide, PhD

Post-doctoral researcher, UZH-CL

Post-doctoral researcher, UZH-CL

Simon holds a PhD in Computational Linguistics from the University of Zurich. His main interests involve crowdsourcing for linguistic data, text mining, machine learning and finite-state methods.

Within impresso , Simon will be mainly responsible for NLP and text mining, as well as system design and data management.

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Marten Düring, PhD

Researcher, C2DH

Researcher, C2DH

Marten Düring holds a PhD in Contemporary History from the University of Mainz and is part of the C2DH’s Digital History Unit. Marten’s research focuses on contemporary history, digital history and more specifically network analysis in the historical disciplines. Alongside impresso , Marten is part of the ANR/FNR-funded project BLIZAAR (Hybrid Visualization of Dynamic Multilayer Graphs).

Within impresso , Marten is responsible for coordinating interface development, digital history methodology and investigations as well as project dissemination.

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Maud Ehrmann, PhD

Research scientist, EPFL-DHLAB

Research scientist, EPFL-DHLAB

Maud holds a PhD in Computational Linguistics from the University of Paris 7 Denis Diderot and is a research scientist at the EPFL Digital Humanities Laboratory in Lausanne. Her research interests span natural language processing and digital humanities and include historical text annotation, historical data processing and representation, named entity recognition and multilingual linguistic resource creation.

Within impresso , Maud is responsible for project management, system design and data management, annotation and benchmarking and named entity processing.

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Thijs van Beek

Developer, C2DH

Developer, C2DH

Thijs is a web designer and developer, specialising in user centered design, iterative prototyping, user interface and interaction. He has experience in and outside academia, working for a broad range of clients, from e-commerce, to enterprise and historical institutions.

Within impresso, Thijs will work together with the other members across the board to develop and integrate different aspects of the interface and implement interactive visualisations of the historical material.

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Estelle Bunout, M.A.

Associate Researcher, C2DH

Associate Researcher, C2DH

Estelle Bunout holds an MA in History of European Integration and has recently submitted her PhD thesis on the history of the expertise of Eastern Europe in Germany and Poland as a science of the enemy (1918-1972), for which she developed dedicated visualisation tools.

Within impresso , she will research resistance to the European idea, primarily in the digitised newspaper collections from Switzerland and Luxembourg. She is responsible for digital history methodology and investigations.

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Daniele Guido, M.Sc.

Lead designer, C2DH

Lead designer, C2DH

Daniele is a designer and full-stack developer specialising in data visualisation, network visualisation and digital methods. He designs and develops experimental web applications and tools to improve information retrieval in the digital humanities. Within impresso , Daniele is responsible for interface design and implementation of the impresso search interface.

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Matteo Romanello, PhD

Research scientist, EPFL-DHLAB

Research scientist, EPFL-DHLAB

Matteo holds a PhD in Digital Humanities from King’s College London and is a research scientist at the EPFL Digital Humanities Laboratory in Lausanne.

Matteo is a DH specialist with particular experience and expertise in the areas of (digital) classics and archaeology. His main research interests include natural language processing and information extraction, especially their domain-specific applications; citation mining and analysis; digital publishing; and applications of semantic web technologies in the humanities.

Within impresso , Matteo is co-responsible, with Maud, for project management, system design and data management, annotation and benchmarking, and named entity recognition and disambiguation. He will join the team in January 2018.

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Paul Schroeder

Front-end designer, C2DH

Front-end designer, C2DH

Paul is a graphic designer and web developer with experience in both print and screen design. Paul enjoys solving problems with design thinking, whether it is for client work or for his own projects. In his free time, he is designing objects, prints and experimental web applications.

Within impresso, Paul is working together with Daniele and Thijs on the search interface and front end design.

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Phillip Ströbel, M.A.

PhD student, UZH-CL

PhD student, UZH-CL

Phillip is a PhD student at the University of Zurich’s Institute of Computational Linguistics.

Within impresso , Phillip contributes to the development and implementation of text mining techniques. More precisely, his research work will focus on modelling cross-lingual topic relations across time.

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Andreas Fickers, Prof.

Director of the C2DH

Director of the C2DH

Andreas Fickers is the Director of the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) and Head of the DH Lab. He studied history, philosophy and sociology and is currently Professor for Contemporary and Digital History and Chair of the Association of Professors at the University of Luxembourg. He completed his PhD in 2002 at RTWH Aachen University and subsequently worked as an Assistant Professor for television history at Utrecht University (2003-2007) and Associate Professor for comparative media history at Maastricht University (2007-2013).

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Frédéric Kaplan, Prof.

Head of EPFL-DHLAB

Head of EPFL-DHLAB

Prof. Frederic Kaplan holds the Digital Humanities Chair at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and directs the EPFL Digital Humanities Lab. He conducts research projects combining archive digitisation, information modelling and museographic design.

Within impresso , Frédéric steers overall project activities and supervises the contributions of the DHLAB.

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Martin Volk, Prof.

Professor, UZH-CL

Professor, UZH-CL

Prof. Martin Volk is the Director of the University of Zurich’s Institute of Computational Linguistics. He supervises the contributions made by the research group at the Institute of Computational Linguistics.

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Lars Wieneke, PhD

Head of digital research infrastructure, C2DH

Head of digital research infrastructure, C2DH

Lars Wieneke holds a PhD in Engineering from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany, and is Head of the Digital Research Infrastructure at the C2DH in Luxembourg.

He is also co-head of the Europeana User-Generated Content Thematic Task Force and co-head of the Working Group on Visualisation and Interactivity in DARIAH.

Within impresso , Lars is supervising interface design and development as well as visualisation.

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