Eleni Bozia (Convener)
Assistant Professor - Classics
Dr. Eleni Bozia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Florida. She also serves as the Associate Director of the Digital Epigraphy and Archaeology Project. She is the author of the book "Lucian and his Roman Voices: Cultural Exchanges and Conflicts in the Late Roman Empire." (Routledge, 2015) Her research interests include Imperial Greek and Latin literature, Ethnicity and National Identity Issues, Literary and Cultural Theories, and Digital Humanities.
Morris (Marty) Hylton III (Co-convener)
Director - Historic Preservation
Morris (Marty) Hylton III is Director of Historic Preservation and Associate Scholar at the University of Florida's College of Design, Construction and Planning where his research focuses on community engagement, 3D imaging technology, and preserving heritage sites of the recent past, particularly postwar modern architecture and resources.
Associate Professor - Digital Worlds Institute
Dr. Angelos Barmpoutis is an Associate Professor in the On-Line Learning Institute and the Digital Worlds Institute at the University of Florida. His areas of expertise include interdisciplinary applications of computer science and engineering to the service of the broad areas of learning and training. Prof. Barmpoutis current interdisciplinary research projects focus on human motion capture and analysis using depth sensors, 3D reconstruction and dissemination of digital cultural heritage, and virtual reality in medicine and education.
Sara Russell Gonzalez
Assistant University Librarian
Dr. Gonzalez is an Assistant University Librarian and the coordinator for the UF Libraries' 3D printing service and subject liaison for Astronomy, Mathematics and Physics. Her interests include emerging technologies in libraries, modeling and visualization of data, and scientific literacy instruction.
Associate Professor - Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Dr. Ying Xiao is an associate professor of film and media studies and Chinese studies at the University of Florida. Her teaching and research interests primarily concentrate on Chinese-language films (mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong), Chinese in Hollywood, Classical Hollywood cinema in the sound era, popular music, youth culture, sound studies, theories of globalization and trans nationalism, Buddhism and film, and the discourse of gender and sexuality.
Aishat O. Aloba
Ph.D. Student - Human-Centered Computing
Aishat Aloba is a member of the INIT Lab and is currently working on the Wacom project and the Kids Pose project. Her interests include human computer interaction, machine learning, technologies for children, and app development.
Undergraduate Student - Computer Science
Ph.D. Student - Classics
Anastasia received her BA and MA in Classics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is currently working on her Ph.D. dissertation on the Reception of Classical Drama.
Ph.D. Student - Political Science
Chuan received her BA in Political Studies from the University of Saskatchewan and MA in Asia Pacific Studies from the University of San Francisco. She is currently working on her Ph.D. dissertation titled: How people working in the automotive industry in China think the future will be for the industry and the country in the era of technology.
Will Hasty (past member)
Professor - Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Dr. Will Hasty is Waldo W. Neikirk Professor of German Studies and Co-Director of the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. He has published widely on medieval and early modern literature culture, particularly on medieval romance narratives. He is author of numerous books and has edited collections of essays and literary encyclopedias.
Ken Sassaman (past member)
Professor - Anthropology and Laboratory of Southeastern Archaeology
Dr. Sassaman joined the University of Florida in 1998 and began long-term research in the middle St. Johns region of northeast Florida. Research in both regions centers on the culture history of ancient hunter-gatherers of the Archaic Period (ca. 11,000-3000 years ago). Both regions offer archaeological evidence for important developments, such as the first pottery in North America and some of the oldest villages and monuments in the Southeast U.S. Emphasis in all aspects of this work has been on the nature and consequences of intergroup relations and community formation.
Betty Smocovitis (past member)
Professor - History and Biology
Dr. Smocovitis is a Professor of History of Science at the Departments of Biology and History. She studies the history, philosophy and social study of the twentieth century biological sciences, especially evolutionary biology, systematics, ecology and genetics. She also studies the history of the botanical sciences in America.
Andrew Jenkins (past member)
Ph.D. Student - English
Andrew received his BA and MA in English from Texas A&M University. He is currently working on his Ph.D. dissertation titled: Transcendental Stars: Celestial Discourse and Antebellum American Literature.