Team

Neoclassica was originally funded and developed as a research project within the framework of the Passau Centre for the eHumanities (PACE). We aspire to build a strong community around the Neoclassica platform. In this light we appreciate your feedback and will be glad to get you involved in the project.


To contact us, please refer to [neoclassica]@[fim.uni-passau.de]


Prof. Dr. Siegfried Handschuh

Prof. Dr. Siegfried Handschuh

Full Professor

Siegfried Handschuh is Full Professor of Data Science at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Previously, he was Professor of Computer Science in Passau from 2014, specialising in Natural Language Processing. Prior to that, he was Professor at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) and Director of the Knowledge Discovery Unit, at the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics. He was also co-applicant and co-director of the Passau Centre for eHumanities (PACE).

Simon Donig

Simon Donig

Postdoctoral Researcher

Simon Donig holds a doctorate in history from the University Passau and has read history and political science at the Universities of Hamburg and Konstanz. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Chair of Digital Humanities at the University of Passau. He instigated the Neoclassica research project as a part of the Passau Centre for eHumanities (PACE). His research interests in the DH involve semantic data modeling in Digital History and data-centred methods for hermeneutical disciplines.

Maria Christoforaki

Maria Christoforaki

Research assistant

Maria Christoforaki studied Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science, University of Crete, Greece and holds an MSc degree in Information Systems and Software Engineering from the same Institution. Her Master’s thesis was CLIO, an Object-oriented Model for Cultural Data. Since January 2020 she works for the Institute of Computer Science at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Her main areas of expertise are semantic data modelling and digital humanities.

Bernhard Bermeitinger

Bernhard Bermeitinger

Research assistant

Bernhard Bermeitinger is a graduate research assistant at the Semantic Computing and Natural Language Processing Group.

Viktoria Schmid

Viktoria Schmid

Student Assistent

Viktoria is a Student Assistent at the Chair for Digital Libraries and Web Information Systems.