Maayan Zhitomirsky-Geffet, Dr. (Israel)

Dr. Zhitomirsky-Geffet received her PhD in Computer Science in 2006. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Information Science department in Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Her primary field of research is development of methodologies and tools for effective knowledge organization and ontology-based data analysis in digital humanities. In the past decade she published several articles on these topics in respected journals such as Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Computational Linguistics, PLoS One.

“Working on the Local Time Machine for Jerusalem, I strive to make a significant contribution to digitisation, standardisation and integration of the Jewish and Israeli information currently distributed in a variety of organisations, in particular, information related to the history of Jerusalem in the last three thousand years. Digitisation, analysis and integration of Jerusalem data from various archaeological, historical and literary sources will enable leveraging research and discovering the hidden treasures of the National and Jerusalem’s cultural heritage, which will finally become available to researchers and the general public.”