Guest Speaker: Mitsunori Ogihara
Exploring Digital Humanities
"Digital humanities" refers to an area of humanities that is focused on the use of digital technologies to explore humanistic questions. The types of digital technologies that are used in digital humanities widely vary as well as the questions asked. Digital humanities are receiving growing attention from the scholars as well as from the humanities graduate students. At the University of Miami, I have been engaged in collaborative digital humanities projects with librarians and humanists. In this talk, I will present some of the work I have conducted and present some thoughts about the future of this area.
Mitsunori Ogihara received a Ph.D. in Information Sciences from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1993. He is currently a Professor of Computer Science, a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a Professor of Music Media and Industry at the University of Miami. At the University of Miami he is serving as Director of Data Mining in the Center for Computational Science, a university-wide organization to promote computing. From 2012 to 2016, he served as Associate Dean for Digital Library Innovation in the Otto G. Richter Library and in the College of Arts and Sciences, to look after digital humanities projects. Prior to joining the University of Miami in 2007 he was a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Rochester for 14 years, where he served as Chair of Department from 1999 to 2007. He has published three books and over 170 peer-reviewed articles. He is a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award and has two patents. He serves on the editorial board for Theory of Computing Systems (Springer) and International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science (World Scientific Press). His research interests are in theory of computing, data mining, music information retrieval, and digital humanities.
Host: Srini Parthasarathy