About

I am currently finishing a dual master's program at Indiana University Bloomington in Informatics and Roman Art & Archaeology, under the direction of Professor Bernard Frischer, Professor Luis Rocha, Professor Julie Van Voorhis, and Professor Eleanor Leach.

My research focuses on Roman domestic art and architecture. Over the past two years, I have worked on several projects in the Bay of Naples: the House of Marcus Lucretius in Pompeii (master’s thesis), Villa A at Oplontis (fieldwork, 2018), and 3D models of the House of the Faun and the House of the Tragic Poet. Moving forward, I am interested in considering domestic spaces in Rome during the late antique period.


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Curriculum Vitae

Education:

  • M.A. Indiana University, Department of Art History, Roman Art, expected May 2019.

  • M.A. Indiana University, Informatics / Virtual Heritage, May 2017.

  • B.A. Dual Major in Classics / Ancient History & Classical Civilization with Departmental Honors, University of Texas at Austin, December 2010.

Research Interests:

Classical Archaeology, Roman Art and Architecture, Digital Preservation and Conservation, Museum Studies, Archaeological networks

CURRENT PROJECTS:

Academic Experience

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology / University of Michigan at Ann Arbor / VISITING STUDENT

May 2018 - Present

  • Designing a digital exhibit in augmented reality surrounding the Villa of the Mysteries Room 5 in collaboration with curator.

  • Leading a team of researchers from Informatics, Art History, and the museum.

  • Transcribing and publishing the results of the project.

Oplontis Project / Digital specialist

May 2018 - September 2018

  • Collected photographic data onsite

  • Collaborated with the archaeological team.

  • Created 3D models for publication and presentation use.

  • Developed idea for research project to update the 3D model of gardens around Villa A.

Eskenazi Museum of Art / Indiana University at Bloomington / Digital Exhibit DesignER

May 2016 - May 2018

  • Designed a digital exhibit in augmented reality surrounding the Resting Satyr in collaboration with the curator.

  • Collaborated with a team of researchers from Informatics, Art History, and the museum.

  • Designed and conducted user-testing for the experience on 40 participants.

  • Transcribed and published results of the project.

National Science Foundation - National Research Training Fellowship in archaeology and network science

January 2018 - Present

  • Supports the effective training of graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary research areas.

  • Weekly seminar series focused on potential applications of network science.

  • Individualized workshops and degree program.

Indiana University at Bloomington / Primary Instructor

January 2018 - Present

  • Year Four, Spring: I487: Computational Research in Classical Archaeology

  • Year Four, Fall: I487: Computational Research in Classical Archaeology

  • Year Three, Spring: I487: Designing an Exhibit in Augmented Reality

    • Designing course and syllabus.

    • Facilitating student discussions and assisting in designing course materials and assignments.

    • Ensuring all students are making the best progress possible in the course and providing critical feedback on projects.

    • Mentoring students and helping them choose a research topic.

    • Providing critical feedback and assistance on project design and proposals.

Indiana University at Bloomington / Assistant Instructor

August 2015 - December 2017

  • Year Three, Fall: I487: Intro to Virtual Heritage & 3D Modeling

  • Year Two: I400: Designing Virtual Worlds in Unity

  • Year One: I202: Intro to Social Informatics

other Relevant Positions Held

  • Production Editor for the Topics in Digital Heritage Research Journal (August 2016 - August 2018).

  • Design Consultant for the IU Art Museum for the Digital Roman Portrait Project (January 2018 - August 2018).

  • Research Assistant in the IU Art Museum for the Digital Roman Portrait Project (August 2016 - March 2017).

  • Project Manager at an archaeological data collection company: ArchAerial (Fall 2014 - Fall 2015)

  • Project Manager at two digital design firms in Austin: Charity Dynamics, Drumroll (Summer 2011 - Fall 2014)

  • Conservation Co-Manager, Gournia Project.. The Institute for Aegean Prehistory (Summer 2011).

  • Student Librarian, Department of Classics, University of Texas at Austin (Spring 2010 - Fall 2010).

  • Student Assistant, Department of Classics, University of Texas at Austin (Fall 2009).

Summer Programs

  • Oplontis Project, Photographer, Summer 2018.

  • American Academy in Rome, Visiting Scholar, Summer 2018.

  • American Academy in Rome, Visiting Scholar, Summer 2017.

  • American Academy in Rome, Classical Summer School, Summer 2016.

  • Excavator, Archaeological Field School at The Ecomuseum de Cap de Cavalleria in Spain, Summer 2009.

  • Intensive Greek, University of Texas at Austin, Summer 2009.

Publications

Formal Presentations

  • November 2018: “Complex Systems and Urban Studies.” The Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research Group, Indiana University.

  • November 2018: “The House of Marcus Lucretius in Pompeii.” The Complex Adaptive Systems and Computational Intelligence Research Group, Indiana University.

  • October 2018: “A Review of Current Projects in the Virtual World Heritage Lab.” Center of Excellence for Women in Technology, Indiana University.

  • September 2018: “Complex Systems and Classical Archaeology: Automatically Reconstructing Houses in Pompeii.” National Science Foundation NRT Interdisciplinary Training in Complex Networks and Systems 2018 Conference, Washington D.C.

  • May 2018: “Uffizi-Indiana University 3D Digitization Project.” 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Bonn, Germany.

  • May 2018: “The Resting Satyr: A Digital Exhibit in Augmented Reality.” Digital Humanities for Academic and Curatorial Practice (Rome, 23 - 24 May 18). The American Academy in Rome.

  • April 2018: “The Social Logic of Space: Analyzing Patterns of Access in Pompeii.” NSF-NRT Interdisciplinary Training in Complex Networks and Systems Poster Session.

  • March 2018: “Sir John Davidson Beazley:  An Early Digital Humanist?” Art History Department, Indiana University.

  • Feb. 2018: “The Digital House of Marcus Lucretius Project.” CNETs Research Group. Indiana University.

  • Jan. 2018: “Models of Education: Locke, Rousseau, and Kant.” Art History Department, Indiana University.

  • Nov. 2017: “Digital Photography in a Museum Setting.” The Eskenazi Museum of Art.

  • Oct. 2017: “Pre-Iconoclastic Icons in Rome.” Art History Department, Indiana University.

  • Oct. 2017: “Semiotics in Roman Wall Painting.” Art History Department, Indiana University.

  • May 2017: “Augmented Reality For Design Students.” Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Denver, CO.

  • March 2017: “Digitizing Ancient Sculpture.” The Annual Meeting of Computer Applications in Archaeology, Atlanta, GA.

  • Jan. 2017: “Digitizing Ancient Sculpture.” The Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America.

  • Nov. 2016: “Rome Reborn.” The Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Southern Section, Atlanta, GA.

  • Oct. 2016: “Digital Photography in a Museum Setting.” Art History Department, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

  • July 2016: “The Evolution of Roman Portraiture.” The American Academy in Rome.

  • April 2016: “Antikythera Mechanism and the Application of Complex Systems in Archaeology.” CNETs Research Group. Indiana University.

  • March 2016: “The Case of the Resting Satyr - Struts as Indicators of Production & Workshops.” Art History Department, Indiana University.

  • Feb. 2016: “Archaeological Evidence for Material Production.” Art History Department, Indiana University.

  • Jan. 2016: “Exploring the MOOC format as a pedagogical approach for mLearning.” Informatics Department, Indiana University.

  • Dec. 2015: “The Resting Satyr: Can Digital Modeling Really Tell Us Anything New?” Art History Department, Indiana University.

  • Oct. 2015: “The Antikythera Mechanism: Ancient Computing in a Modern World.” Informatics Department, Indiana University.

  • Sept. 2009: “The Coming of the Greeks.” Prehistory of Greece.” Honors Presentation, The University of Texas at Austin.

Informal Presentations

  • March 2018: “The Resting Satyr: A Digital Exhibit in Augmented Reality.” The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan.

  • Feb. 2018: “The Resting Satyr: A Digital Exhibit in Augmented Reality.” The Getty Villa in Malibu / College Art Association Annual Meeting.

  • April 2017: “The Resting Satyr: A Digital Exhibit in Augmented Reality.” The Eskenazi Museum of Art.

Languages

  • Ancient:

    • Reading Proficiency: Latin, Ancient Greek.

  • Modern:

    • Speaking & Reading Proficiency: Italian.

    • Reading Proficiency: French, German.

Software / Technology: 

Python, Oculus Rift, MS HoloLens, ArcGIS, Photoscan, Reality Capture, zBrush, AutoDesk Suite, Unity3D, HTML, CSS, MySQL, Adobe Creative Suite, Blender, Veloview, QGIS.

Funding / Awards

  • National Research Training Program Fellowship from the National Science Foundation, January 2018 - Present.

  • Enterprise Partnership Scheme Fellowship from the Irish Research Council, November 2018 (declined due to prior research commitments).

  • International Enhancement Grant from the IU Office of the Vice President for International Afffairs, April 2018.

  • Archaeological Research Grant from the Edward A. Schrader Endowment Fund, April 2018.

  • Travel Award from the School of Informatics and Computing, October 2017.

  • Summer Fellowship from the School of Informatics and Computing, May 2017.

  • Archaeological Research Grant from the Edward A. Schrader Endowment Fund, April 2017.

  • Interdisciplinary Research Award from the School of Informatics and Computing, March 2017.

  • Archaeological Research Grant from the Edward A. Schrader Endowment Fund, May 2016.

  • Gerald Bernbom Fellowship from the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics, January 2016.

  • Lourania Miller Scholarship for students researching Greek or Latin, Fall 2010.

  • Inducted as a member of the Liberal Arts Honors Association, University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2008.

  • University of Texas at Austin President's List, Fall 2007 & Fall 2006.

  • University of Texas at Austin Dean's List, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Summer 2009.

Professional Organizations

  • The American Academy in Rome

  • The Archaeological Institute of America

Conferences: 

  • National Science Foundation NRT Interdisciplinary Training in Complex Networks and Systems 2018 Conference, Washington D.C., presented 2018.

  • 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Bonn, Germany, presented 2018.

  • Digital Humanities for Academic and Curatorial Practice Conference, American Academy in Rome, presented 2018.

  • College Art Association, attended 2018.

  • The Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Southern Section, presented 2017.

  • South by Southwest Interactive, presented 2015.

  • American Institute of Archaeology, attended 2015.

  • Society for American Archaeology, attended 2014.

  • Eta Sigma Phi Annual Meeting, attended 2008.

Workshops:

  • Taught: “Digitizing Roman Houses: Digital Photogrammetry & Domestic Space.” Pompeii, June 2018.

  • Taught: “Recombining Sculpture Fragments with Photogrammetry.” Minturnae, May 2018.

  • Institute for Virtual and Augmented Reality for the Digital Humanities (VARDHI) at Duke University, Summer 2018 (declined due to prior research commitments).

  • Taught: “Digital Photography in a Museum Setting.” Emory University, Oct. 2016.

  • Attended: "Edward Tufte's one-day course on "Presenting Data and Information.” Indianapolis, Oct. 2015.

Departmental Service

  • Active Member, Indiana University Art History Association, August 2017 - Present.

    • Organized food and supplies for the annual symposium.

  • Representative on the Graduate Program Committee in the Dept. of Informatics, Jan 2017 – Jan 2018.

  • Institutional Voice Chair of the Graduate Informatics Student Association, Jan 2017 – Jan 2018.

    • Primary driver behind the School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering Virtual Reality Lab, 2017. Resulted in a $20,000 equipment grant to the graduate students.

    • Primary driver behind the School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering Doctoral Travel Award Fund Development, 2018. Resulted in a grant to the graduate students to support travel as needed.

  • Executive Chair of the Graduate Informatics Student Association, Jan 2016 – Dec 2016.

  • Treasurer, Eta Sigma Phi Chapter at the University of Texas at Austin (Fall 2009-Spring 2010).

References

  • Dr. Bernard Frischer, Advisor & Director of the Virtual World Heritage Lab, Indiana University at Bloomington.

  • Dr. Paolo Liverani,

  • Dr. Elaine K. Gazda,

  • Dr. Eleanor Leach, Advisor & Professor in Classics, Indiana University at Bloomington.

  • Dr. Julie Van Voorhis, Professor of Art History, Indiana University at Bloomington.

  • Dr. Luis Rocha, Professor of Informatics, Indiana University at Bloomington.

  • Dr. Anne Chapin, Stoa Manager, Gournia Project & Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Brevard College.

  • Dr. Thomas Palaima, Robert M. Armstrong Centennial Professor and the founding director of the Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory in the Department of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Dr. Gabriele Guidi, Politecnico di Milano, Milano Polimi with expertise in Optical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering.

Relevant Graduate Courses:

  • Introduction to Complex Systems with Professor Santo Fortunato, Fall 2018.

  • Complex Systems Seminar with Professor Fillipo Raddichi, Fall 2018.

  • Art Historiography with Professor Sarah Bassett, Fall 2018.

  • Italian Advanced Reading and Comprehension with Professor Karolina Serafin, Spring 2018.

  • Introduction to Complex Systems with Professor Luis Rocha, Spring 2018.

  • The Artist Educator with Professor Jeffrey Saletnik, Spring 2018.

  • Art Historical Theories and Methodology with Professor Bret Rothstein, Fall 2017.

  • Byzantine Art and Architecture with Professor Sarah Bassett, Fall 2017.

  • What is a Model with Professor Bernard Frischer, Spring 2016.

  • Roman Wall Painting with Professor Eleanor Leach, Fall 2016.

  • Roman Archaeology with Professor Genevieve Gessert, Summer 2016.

  • Roman Sculpture with Professor Julie Van Voorhis, Spring 2016.

  • Greek Sculpture with Professor Julie Van Voorhis, Fall 2015.

  • Virtual Heritage I: Artifact Modeling with Professor Bernard Frischer, Fall 2015.

  • Virtual Heritage II: Archaeological Site Modeling with Professor Bernard Frischer, Fall 2015.

Relevant Undergraduate Courses:

  • Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

  • Greek Archaeology

  • Aegean Prehistory

  • Archaeological Analysis

  • Greek (6 semesters)

  • Latin (6 semesters)

  • History of Rome (2 Semesters)

  • History of Greece (2 Semesters)

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