Careers in Tech – Hybrid – New York – Elisa Barney Smith

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Join us virtually to welcome DVP Speaker Elisa Barney Smith as she presents her session on Applying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to the Humanities:
Applications of electrical engineering and computer science like software engineering, computer hardware, circuits and power grids are well known. The tools developed by engineers and scientists can also be applied to the humanities in fields such as art, literature and history. This has become known as Digital Humanities. In her career Elisa has worked to apply image processing and machine learning (a more accurate word for the overused term “Artificial Intelligence”) to many problems in many fields, and recently several in Digital Humanities. Those projects include analyzing handwriting in WWI postcards, analyzing marginalia written by 19th century American author Herman Melville, studying typography in early printed books, helping historians extract information from medieval manuscripts, and even extracting text from a Dead Sea Scroll. This talk containing many vivid illustrations will introduce the audience to the field of Digital Humanities and describe work she has done in some of these projects.
Please Note: This hybrid session will not be recorded. While the Careers in Tech team is investigating awarding Professional Development Hours (PDH) for these sessions, no PDH certificates will be available for this meeting.
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