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Institute of Applied Data Science



"Using language models to find living machines in nineteenth-century books" with Dr Mariona Coll Ardanuy and Dr Katherine McDonough

Image: Dr Katherine McDonough
Dr Katherine McDonough

Date: 22 October 2020   Time: 11:00 - 12:00

The Institute of Applied Data Science welcomes Dr Mariona Coll Ardanuy, Visiting Research Fellow, and Dr Katherine McDonough, Research Fellow, at Queen Mary.

Mariona is a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary, and a Research Associate at the Alan Turing Institute. She has worked as researcher at the Center of Digital Humanities in Trier and the Centre of Digital Humanitites in Go?ttingen, in close collaboration with historians and data scientists. After completing her PhD in 2017, she worked as a computational linguist in an artificial intelligence company in Barcelona, prior to joining the Alan Turing Institute as a Computational Linguistics Post-doctoral Research Associate on the Living with Machines project.

Katherine is an academic in the School of History, Queen Mary, and a historian of eighteenth-century France working at the intersection of political culture and the history of science and technology. She completed her PhD in History at Stanford in 2013. She has taught at Bates College (Maine, US) and was a postdoctoral researcher in digital humanities at Western Sydney University (Australia). Before joining the Alan Turing Institute, Katherine was a digital history specialist in the Department of History/Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research at Stanford University. At the Turing, Katherine works on the Living with Machines project, a digital history of industrialization in nineteenth-century Britain.

Join us at 11am via the Zoom channel

Location:  Webinar via Zoom
Contact:  Dr Gareth Tyson

Updated by: Michal Filus