Tom Lippincott

Director of Digital Humanities and Assistant RESEARCH professor

Primary Appointment: Alexander Grass Humanities Institute

Secondary Appointments: Department of Computer Science, and Human Language Technology Center of Excellence

Research Interests

  • Computational intelligence for the humanities
  • Unsupervised machine learning
  • Computational linguistics
  • Functional programming
  • Philosophy of language

Tom Lippincott is an assistant research professor in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, where he serves as the director of digital humanities for the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute. He is also an assistant research professor of computer science and research scientist in the Human Language Technology Center of Excellence.

His research focuses on how machine learning can support and facilitate traditional scholarship in the humanities, particularly the use of unsupervised models structured for interpretability and isomorphism with respect to a domain of interest. He received his B.A. in Philosophy and Computer Science from the University of Chicago (’06), M.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University (’08) and PhD in Computational Linguistics from Cambridge University (’15).

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