Erick Peirson, Research Associate

Erick has a PhD in Biology (History & Philosophy of Science) and develops web applications for scholarly research.

Manfred Laubichler, Director

Dr. Laubichler is Presidents Professor of Theoretical Biology and History of Biology at ASU.

Julia Damerow, Head of Development

Julia is a software engineer focusing on the development of software for digital/computational history and philosophy of science and digital humanities.

Dirk Wintergr√ľn, Department I MPIWG

Dirk is in charge of software and infrastructure projects in Department I of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.

Software Developers

DigInG Software Developers are a dynamic and creative team of student engineers. Our developers work in an agile environment to create robust, beautiful, and scalable software to support computational research. Each team member cultivates a unique skillset tailored to their career goals and intellectual interests, and receives one-on-one mentorship in software engineering. The first step to becoming a DigInG Software Developer is typically to participate as a DigInG Trainee. If you are interested in becoming a DigInG Software Engineer, please contact Julia Damerow (jdamerow@asu.edu).

Abhishek Kumar

Neehaarika Dasari

Namratha Olety Venkatesh


DigInG Researchers deploy our research tools and workflows to address a wide range of problems in the humanities, from a computational perspective. DigInG researchers come from both the sciences and humanities, and work closely with DigInG Developers to improve and extend our tools and methods. Our researchers are expected to develop and address their own research questions, based on their interests, and have the opportunity to acquire skills in computer science. The first step to becoming a DigInG Researcher is typically to participate as a DigInG Trainee. If you are interested in becoming a DigInG Researcher, please contact Julia Damerow (jdamerow@asu.edu).

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Matthew Nunez

Bailey Reynolds

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Megan Bromley


DigInG Trainees are graduate and undergraduate students who participate in our computational humanities workshops and training courses. Trainees come from a wide range of departments on the ASU Tempe campus, including the School of Life Sciences, the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, the Center for Biology and Society, the Department of English, the ASU Library. DigInG Trainees have the opportunity to join the DigInG Research and Software Development teams.

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