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Digital Humanities

Fall 2021 

What is the ambitious goal of the Digital Humanities?

Students from technical and non-technical fields will work together to use computer vision, machine learning, and image processing to do research in the Humanities. Projects vary by semester, but include reading historical documents, inferring print type, and converting printed sheet music.

Collage of text and music notes superimposed with code

How digital technology helps solve mysteries in the humanities | Elisa Barney | TEDxBoise 

Experience Gained

Working on an interdisciplinary project, application of machine learning and image processing tools

Methodologies and/or Technologies used to achieve project goals:

  • case studies
  • participant/study observations
  • qualitative research methods
  • quantitative research methods
  • data entry and analysis

Majors and Interests Needed

  • Any/All
  • Music
  • Art
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineer

VIP Coach Information

Dr. Elisa Barney Smith joined the faculty at Boise State University in September 1999. Her research focuses on image processing and machine learning.

Dr. Barney Smith is a member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and SPIE (Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers). She was chair of the Boise section of IEEE from 2000-2003, and chair of Region 6’s North-East Area from 2009-2013.

Contact: :MEC 202C  208-426-2214

Full semester course.
Choose to enroll in 1 or 2 credits in VIP 200, VIP 400, or VIP 500
Team meetings TBD by participants.

Want to join the team?

For more information about this project and to request a permission number to register contact Dr. Elisa Barney Smith complete this interest form and someone will contact you.  Check out this document for tips on contact a professor.

To register:  search by Subject: Vertically Integrated Projects, select section 024 of VIP 200, 400, or 500. Use permission number, here are instructions Add with a permission number