Rens Bod is Professor of Digital Humanities and Director
of the Center for Digital
Humanities at the University of Amsterdam. He investigates the humanities
from both computational and historical perspectives.
His computational work covers natural language cognition, computational
musicology, digital aesthetics and computational literary studies. In the field
of digital humanities, he coordinates over 20 public-private partnerships in
virtually all subfields of the humanities. He is one of the main architects of
the so-called data-oriented parsing model, a general machine learning technique
for attributing structure to humanities data. He was a recipient of an advanced
research fellowship (UK), a personal academy fellowship (KNAW) and personal Vidi
and Vici fellowships (NWO).