Almila Akdag Salah is an Assoc. Prof. at Istanbul Sehir University, and a lecturer at Utrecht University, Department of Information and Computing Sciences. She studied at the Art History Department of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), focusing on technoscience art and its place in the art historical canon. She was one of the first Digital Humanities Fellows of UCLA. Upon completing her Ph.D., she became a Postdoctoral researcher with the Virtual Knowledge Studio (KNAW) – Knowledge Space Lab project, which contributed to the new research area of maps of science. Almila joined the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam, New Media Studies) with an NWO VENI grant on the online art platform deviantArt. She was associated with the e-Humanities group at KNAW and was a Management Committee member for the FP7 COST project KNOWeSCAPE on knowledge spaces. She is currently the Visual Media and Interactivity WG leader at DARIAH (the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities), and a member of ISKO (International Society for Knowledge Organization), Low Countries. 

 

She collaborates with Lev Manovich (CUNY), Albert Ali Salah (Utrecht University, Social and Affective Computing), Nicu Sebe (University of Trento, Department of Informatics) among others. In 2017, she worked at the Nagoya University's Department of Social Informatics as a visiting fellow with Kazushisa Todayama and Minao Kukita on ethics of Artificial Intelligence.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Digital Humanities & Digital Art History

Image analysis, automatic emotion detection. 

Social Media

Visual culture, social network analysis. 

Data Mining & Visualization

Text mining and analysis, big data visualization. 

Archival Sciences & Bibliometrics

Evolution of knowledge orders, scientometrics, citation networks 

Social AI 

AI Ethics, Social media applications of AI, Digital Humanities & AI 

PROJECTS

DeviantArt + artworks

Image analysis, automatic emotion detection. 

DeviantArt +  Culture

Visual culture, social network analysis, social media metrix. 

DeviantArt + Networks

Complex networks, text mining and analysis, big data visualization. 

Scientific Collaborations 

Scientometrics, citation networks, evaluation of scientific groups

Knowledge Space Lab

Analysis and evolution of knowledge orders, Wikipedia & UDC

EDUCATION

AFFILIATIONS

Sehir University, Istanbul, Turkey

ASSOC. PROF. 

DEPARTMENT OF NEW MEDIA

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Utrecht university, Utrecht, Holland 

LECTURER

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES

University of california, los angeles

2008    PHD   Department of Art History

Istanbul technical university 

2002   MA    Department of Art History

1998   BA     Department of Industrial Design

1994   ST. Georg österreıchısche schule

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