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Dr. Lise Jaillant

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in English and Digital Humanities

Loughborough University

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Lise Jaillant has a background in publishing history and digital humanities. Her expertise is on issues of Open Access and privacy with a focus on archives of digital information. She was the first researcher to access the emails of the writer Ian McEwan at the Harry Ransom Center in Texas. Her work has been recognised by a British Academy Rising Star award. She was the Principal Investigator for the AHRC Leadership Fellowship project, “Survival of the Weakest.” She recently guest-edited a special issue on born-digital archives for the journal Archives and Manuscripts. More information on her work can be found… [Read more]

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Dr. Annalina Caputo

Assistant Professor

Dublin City University

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Annalina Caputo is Assistant Professor in the School of Computing at Dublin City University. Her research is in the areas of Natural Language Processing, Information Access and Retrieval, and Machine Learning. Prior to this appointment, she was an EDGE COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action research fellow in the ADAPT centre at Trinity College Dublin in the domain of Temporal Aware Personalised Information Retrieval. As part of this fellowship, she was seconded to Ryanair, collaborating on the application of the project’s algorithms to Ryanair’s huge user base.       [Read more]

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Dr. Eirini Goudarouli

Head of Digital Research Programmes

The National Archives

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Eirini is the Head of Digital Research Programmes at The National Archives. With a background in digital humanities, digital scholarship and archival collections research, Eirini is interested in bringing together methods and theories from a range of disciplines that can contribute to the rethinking of digital, archival and collection-based research. Her current interests focus on new thinking about the collection, contextualisation, storage, use and reuse of digital records, both digitised and born-digital. Most recently, Eirini was a Co-Investigator for the AHRC-funded research network on Computational Archival Science [Read more]

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Dr. Larry Stapleton

Senior academic and international consultant in advanced information systems, organisational culture and business

Waterford Institute of Technology

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Dr. Larry Stapleton is a leading international expert in the development and social impact of advanced digital systems. He has lectured at Waterford Institute of Technology for over 30 years where he is the founder and Director of the Centre for Information Systems and Techno-Culture (INSYTE) which organises postgraduate research and teaching programmes for over twenty years. In his consulting practice he has advised private companies, NGOs, business development agencies, universities, regulators, the European Commission, and governments both inside and outside the EU. He holds several international professor positions and has won “Best International Professor” awards, publishing over 140 academic peer-reviewed publications… [Read more]

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Prof Mathieu D’Aquin

Professor of Informatics

National University of Ireland Galway

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Mathieu d'Aquin is Director of the Data Science Institute, Site Director of the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics and Established Chair of Data Analytics at the National University of Ireland Galway. He is conducting and leading research in the area of data and knowledge engineering, especially focusing on distributed, web- and graph-based approaches. He has applied his research in numerous projects and domains, including smart cities/regions, education, digital humanities and music. [Read more]

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Vanessa Millar

Project Coordinator/Administrator

Loughborough University

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Vanessa Millar is the project coordinator/administrator for AURA. Prior to this she worked with Lise Jaillant as research assistant/administrator on the AHRC Leadership Fellowship project, “Survival of the Weakest.” She also works as project administrator for the Transport Safety Research Centre at Loughborough University. [Read more]

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Natasha Kitcher

Research Assistant

Loughborough University

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Natasha Kitcher is a research assistant for AURA. She is also a Doctoral Researcher at Loughborough University based in the Communication and Media department. Her research is a media history of the Electrophone, a telephone broadcasting devise that was in use in England from 1893 – 1938. Natasha previously studied History at Royal Holloway, where she completed her BA in History and an MA in Public History. While based at Royal Holloway she was the Programme Editor and an Online Tutor for the University of London Worldwide. She has also worked with the Science Museum as a Rapporteur for an… [Read more]