Dr. Giovanni Colavizza

Dr. Giovanni Colavizza

Assistant professor

University of Amsterdam

I did my PhD at EPFL in Lausanne, working on methods for text mining and citation analysis of scholarly publications. During my PhD, I co-founded Odoma, a start-up offering customised machine learning solutions for the cultural heritage sector.

Prior to joining the University of Amsterdam, I have been part of the Research Engineering Group at The Alan Turing Institute, also as a co-investigator on the Living with Machines project. Previously, I have been a researcher at Leiden University, the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz, the University of Oxford. My background is in computer science (BSc), history and information studies (BA, MA).

I am affiliated with the department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam, a member of Creative Amsterdam (CREATE) and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC). I am a visiting researcher at The Alan Turing Institute (UK) and at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University (NL); a visiting professor at the University of Bologna’s Digital Humanities Advanced Research Centre (IT).