Christopher Hench

Doctoral Candidate, Department of German
Program Development Lead, Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab at Berkeley
BIDS-Data Science Education Program (DSEP) Data Science Fellow

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Christopher Hench

Christopher is a PhD Candidate in German Literature and Medieval Studies at UC Berkeley. He’s interested in computational approaches to the formal analysis of lyric and epic poetry, and is currently working on reading soundscapes. More broadly, he is interested in the challenges of domain adaptation for NLP and algorithms for the detection and scoring of text reuse. 

Christopher is the Program Development Lead for Digital Humanities at Berkeley and the D-Lab at Berkeley, where he is involved in several research projects and teaches Python and Git workshops. In cooperation with BIDS, D-Lab, and DSEP, he coordinates the modules development effort.