Adam G. Anderson manages BIDS's cross-domain (XD) initiatives and advises graduate students in the Computational Social Science Training Program. He is also a lecturer in Digital Humanities and Data Science, and an academic coordinator for Digital Humanities at Berkeley, where he is a co-author and designer of the Theory and Methods curriculum for the DigHum Minor and Certificate Program. He is also a co-coordinator for the Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) and Computational Text Analysis Working Group (CTAWG), as well as the topic area lead in Network Analysis and Text Analysis at the D-Lab. His work brings together the fields of computational linguistics, archaeology and Assyriology / Sumerology to quantify the social and economic landscapes emerging during the Bronze Age in the ancient Near East. His research interests include network analysis, archival studies, geospatial mapping and language modeling (NLP). He applies these mixed methods to large datasets of ancient texts and archaeological records, in order to better understand the lives of individuals and groups within ancient societies, and to relate these findings within the context of our lives today. He holds a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University, an MA (zwischenprüfung) in Assyriology from Ludwig-Maximilians University, and a BA in Linguistics from Brigham Young University.
Real name:Adam G. Anderson