Rafael Brundo Uriarte, Ph.D.

Digital Research Coordinator

Telefon: +39 055 24911-14

Rafael Brundo Uriarte received his Ph.D. degree in 2015 in Computer Science from the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy. He has won several prestigious grants (e.g., Marie Curie IF in TU Wien and Brains to the South in Cagliari University) and has a strong research and publication record in the area. Along with his research projects related to blockchain, machine learning and cloud computing, he has been conducting with keen enthusiasm Digital Humanities projects over the past five years. Examples of such projects include a digital platform for Venetian Music (Ca' Foscari University), the digitization of the 17th century choir books of St. Mark's (Ca' Foscari University) and the assessment of the socioeconomic impacts of creative events using new technologies (IMT Lucca). Moreover, he has held seminars, and participated and organised international conferences to discuss the complementary nature of Computer Science and the Humanities.

  • Digital Humanities
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Management
  • Textual Analysis
  • Blockchain

This collaboration stems from the potential of Digital Humanities to bring together, to the benefits of both, different expertises and traditions: many approaches and models from the Computer Science field can be applied and it must face the challenges of new requirements defined by humanities experts; and the Humanities can adopt different analytical methodologies and visualisation tools, which, when tailored for the needs of experts, can provide novel perspectives and enable new empirical inquiries and theoretical contributions. We aim to bring to KHI new competences to revise its digital positioning and long-term strategy as well as to create pioneer Digital Humanities projects, with a particular focus on integration and utilisation of new methodologies to realise the immense potential of the existing resources and standalone projects. Our vision goes beyond the improvement of the digital infrastructure of the existing rich institutional archives and intend to developing an innovative and inclusive Digital Humanities research strategy for the KHI. Moreover, the collaboration will provide a venue for discussions related to: the appropriate technological approaches and standards considering the needs and priorities of the domain experts; the impact of technology in the Humanities; the potential contributions of Digital Humanities to the field of Computer Science; and adapting theoretical assumptions of these areas to computational models and to prepare results to be validated and interpreted by Humanities experts. Moreover, we plan to use the new technologies to improve collaboration and the experience of external experts, while promoting the research portfolio and the invaluable resources of the institute.


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