DHA Praxis project involves researchers at the University of Nottingham from the School of Computer Science (Horizon Digital Economy Research), the School of Humanities (Department of Classics, and Department of History), and the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies (Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies).
The Interdisciplinary Research Team includes:
Laura Carletti (PI) is a Horizon Research Fellow. She specialises in socio-technical research, and her expertise falls into the multidisciplinary area of digital arts and humanities. By applying socio-cultural theories of learning, she is researching how to enhance the visiting experience through new media and technology, and how to facilitate on-site and online engagement with cultural assets. Laura holds a PhD in Technology-Enhanced-Learning from the University of Marche, School of Information Engineering, and a Laurea in Arts and Humanities from the University of Urbino, Faculty of Literature and Philosophy.
Nick Baron (CoI) is an Associate Professor in History. He received an MA and MPhil from the University of Oxford and a PhD from the University of Birmingham. His research focuses on 20th century Russian and East European political, cultural and social history and historical geography. He is currently working on a cultural history of early Soviet cartography, and has a wider interest in questions of spatial understanding, analysis and visualisation.
Katharina Lorenz (CoI) is Associate Professor in Classical Studies in the School of Humanities (Classics) and Director of the Digital Humanities Centre at the University of Nottingham. She trained as a classical archaeologist in Germany, the UK, and Italy. Her work cuts across Classics, Art History/Historiography, and Digital Humanities – leading to various research collaborations with colleagues in Computer Science, Engineering, and Education. She has published on visual story-telling, the spatial appropriation of visual art, and art-historical theory. She is currently working on the biometrical analysis of Roman portraiture and issues of identity and individuality.
Derek McAuley (CoI) is Professor of Digital Economy in the School of Computer Science and Director of Horizon at the University of Nottingham, and Affiliated Lecturer at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. After a PhD and lectureship at Cambridge he moved to a chair in Department of Computer Science at the University of Glasgow. He returned to Cambridge in July 1997, to help found the Cambridge Microsoft Research facility, moving on to found the Intel Lablet in Cambridge in July 2002. Before joining Nottingham he enjoyed the cut and thrust of two startups, XenSource (now Citrix) and Netronome.
Spyros Angelopoulos is a Horizon Research Fellow. His interdisciplinary research lies on the intersection of Social Science and Computer Science, transcending traditional research boundaries, yet shamelessly slipping to a side from time to time. His current research is focused on the emergence and evolution of complex systems, and his research interests include Social Networks, Big Data Analytics, and Cloud Computing. He holds a PhD in Information Systems and Management from Warwick Business School, in the UK, and a BA/MEng in Production Engineering and Management as well as an MSc in Management Engineering from the Technical University of Crete, in Greece.
Duncan Barrack is a Horizon Research Fellow. Since starting at Horizon in 2011 Duncan has been specialising in machine learning. This has involved working closely with large UK based retailers as well as the NHS. Prior to this, Duncan completed a PhD in the department of mathematics at the University of Nottingham. His work involved forming and studying an ordinary differential equation model for the coupling of the cell cycle dynamics and calcium dynamic in radial glial cells (a neural progenitor cell type).
Tim Coughlan is a Horizon Research Fellow and Lecturer in Computer Science. His research has focused broadly on the design of technologies to facilitate creativity, learning and social interaction, including working with Tate on the Art Maps project. Relevant work includes exploration of how organisations collaborate in open educational practices, supporting localised cultural heritage activities, and educational experiences connecting fieldworkers with indoor collaborators.
Gareth Stockey is Lecturer in Spanish Studies in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies. His published research has centred around the history of Gibraltar and the ongoing dispute over its sovereignty. More recently, he has been working on various projects relating to the history and memory of the Spanish Civil War and Franco dictatorship. He is involved with two ongoing research projects in Spain relating to the archaeology of the Spanish Civil War and mapping sites of conflict using archaeological remains. He is also interested in the digital preservation and presentation of memories of the Spanish past.