Meet the Computational Humanities Group


Juniorprofessor Dr. Manuel Burghardt

Jun.-Prof. Dr. phil. Manuel Burghardt

Manuel Burghardt is head of the Computational Humanities Group. He is also responsible for the B. Sc. and M. Sc. studies Digital Humanities. Besides, Manuel is speaker of the GI division "Computer Science and Digital Humanities". Manuel teaches "Methods and Applications in DH", "Leipzig eHumanities Seminar (Research Seminar)", "Computational Literary Studies", "Drama Mining and Film Analysis" and "Citizen Science". For a detailed CV and a list of publications please visit Manuel's personal page.

E-Mail: burghardt[AT]informatik.uni-leipzig.de
Twitter: 8urghardt

Research interests:
  • Computational Approaches to Shakespearean Intertextuality
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Computer-based Analysis of Movies and Series
  • Computational Musicology and Music Information Retrieval
  • Social Media Analytics and Game Studies
  • Crowdsourcing in the Digital Humanities


Bernhard Liebl

Bernhard Liebl, Dipl.-Inf.

Bernhard is a trained computer scientist with a background in English philology. He joined the Computational Humanities Group as a research assistant in the DFG project "More than a Feeling: Media Sentiment as a Mirror of Investors’ Expectations at the Berlin Stock Exchange, 1872-1930" . Bernhard will investigate state-of-the-art OCR approaches to digitize historical financial newspapers and develop text mining and sentiment analysis methods to detect economic patterns in these articles.

E-Mail: bernhard.liebl[AT]uni-leipzig.de

Research interests:
  • Text Mining and Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning and Neural Networks
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Computer Graphics
  • Optical Character Recognition


Monica Berti

Dr. Monica Berti

Monica Berti joined the Computational Humanities Group as a research fellow and lecturer. Monica was Academic Assistant (AR) at the Alexander von Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities at the University of Leipzig and she is currently DFG Leader of the project “Text-based Extraction, Analysis, and Annotation of Ancient Greek References to Authors and Works” (https://gepris.dfg.de/gepris/projekt/434173983). Monica has a background in Classical Studies and Digital Humanities. She has been extensively publishing and leading projects in these fields as part of the Open Greek and Latin (OGL) initiative at the University of Leipzig and at the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts University. Monica teaches courses in Digital Humanities, Digital Philology, and Digital Classics. For a detailed CV and a list of publications please visit Monica's personal page.

E-Mail: monica.berti[AT]uni-leipzig.de
Twitter: Monica_Berti

Research interests:
  • Digital Classics
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Digital Philology
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Text Reuse


Dr. Jochen Tiepmar

Dr. Jochen Tiepmar

Jochen joined the Computational Humanities Group as a research assistant and lecturer. He is a trained computer scientist with a background in social sciences. In his PhD thesis, Jochen implemented the Canonical Text Service (CTS) Protocol as Part of a Research Infrastructure in the Digital Humanities. Jochen teaches "Statistics for DH", "Drama Mining and Film Analysis" and "Citizen Science".

E-Mail: jtiepmar[AT]informatik.uni-leipzig.de

Research interests:
  • Text Mining
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Statistical Learning


Max Bryan

Maximilian Bryan, M.Sc.

Max joined the Computational Humanities Group as a research assistant and lecturer. He is a trained computer scientist with a focus on NLP and machine learning. In his his PhD thesis, Max is investigating the potential of novel neural network architectures. Max teaches "Neural Networks for DH", "Methods and Applications in DH" and "Statistical Learning".

E-Mail: bryan[AT]informatik.uni-leipzig.de

Research interests:
  • Neural Network Architectures
  • Data/Feature Visualization
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Web Development


Jan Luhmann

Jan Luhmann

Jan joined the Computational Humanities Group as a student assistant in 2020. He supports the group with his expertise in text mining and data wrangling and is also currently working on scientometric aspects of digital humanities.

Twitter: BirgitBrause

Research interests:
  • Text Mining
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Scientometrics

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