Niels-Oliver Walkowski is a research scientist for digital literacy and research as well as project coordinator of the facultie’s digital publishing initiative Melusina Press. He studied philosophy and latinamerican anthropology at the Free University of Berlin.
Before coming to the University of Luxembourg, he worked for several years at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in research projects from the area of Digital Humanities, such as the European-level project Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH) or the repository for biographical data from the 19th century (Personendatenrepositorium). He co-founded and chaired the working group Film and Video of the Association for Digital Humanities in German Speaking Countries (DHd) and is a member of the steering committee of the special interest group AVinDH hosted by the Association of Digital Humanities Organizations.
His main areas of interest are the impact of computational technologies on Humanities research, cinemetrics and computational media analysis, as well as digital scholarly publishing, a topic for which he holds a PhD from the Catholic University of Leuven.