Frédéric Kaplan, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Frédéric Kaplan is the Digital Humanities Chair at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the EPFL’s Digital Humanities Lab director. Kaplan leads the lab in applying computation to humanities research. His latest project is the Venice Time Machine, a collaborative work archiving 80 kilometers of books from throughout 1'000 years of Venetician history. The goal fo the time machine is to create an information system which can be searched and mapped. Think of it as a Google Maps for the time. Kaplan holds a PhD in artificial intelligence from the University of Paris VI. He lives in Switzerland.