Almila Akdağ

Assist. Prof., Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University

Almila Akdag Salah is an Assist Prof at Utrecht University, Dept. of Information and Computing Sciences, as well as a senior researcher at TU Delft, Industrial Department of Engineering. Her research interests combine qualitative and quantitative methods to study mainly humanities and social data. She studied at the Art History Department of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), focusing on technoscience art and its place in the art historical canon. She was one of the first Digital Humanities Fellows of UCLA. Upon completing her Ph.D., she became a Postdoctoral researcher with the Virtual Knowledge Studio (KNAW) – Knowledge Space Lab project, which contributed to the new research area of maps of science. Almila joined the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam, New Media Studies) with an NWO VENI grant to analyze the online art platform deviantArt with computational means, combining computer vision, natural language analysis and social network analysis to study humanities data. She was associated with the e-Humanities group at KNAW and was a Management Committee member for the FP7 COST project KNOWeSCAPE on knowledge spaces. She is currently the Visual Media and Interactivity WG leader at DARIAH (the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities), and a member of ISKO (International Society for Knowledge Organization), Low Countries.