The LiviaAI Team

Principal Investigators

Dr Nicole High-Steskal

Nicole High-Steskal is an archaeologist and art historian by training, and is a Research Associate in the Department for Arts and Cultural Studies at the University for Continuing Education, Krems, where she is the course director for MA-program “Collections Studies and Management”. Her particular interests are in the topics of geo-spatial humanities, object histories, collection studies, research data management and Linked Open Data.

In the LiviaAI-project she and Michaela Feurstein-Prasser are working on the digitization history of the different collections to better understand biases. Nicole is also responsible for the project management and communication with partners.

Dr Rainer Simon

Rainer Simon is a Senior Scientist at the Austrian Institute of Technology. He has worked in the field of multimedia information management and retrieval for more than 15 years, with a particular focus on technologies and user interfaces that process and visualize geospatial information. His current research interest is in the application of Linked Open Data methods and visualization techniques in the Digital Humanities.

Project Team

Dr Michaela Feurstein-Prasser

Michaela Feurstein-Prasser is a freelance curator and cultural mediator, based in Vienna. She has worked on projects in several Viennese museums, including the Jewish Museum and the Volkskundemuseum. She is also part of the team at xhibit, a research and exhibition consultancy who specialise in creating work which reveals the stories behind museum objects.

Bernhard Franzl

Bernhard Franzl is a student of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Linz, and an intern at the Austrian institute of Technology.

Project Consultant

Dr Rebecca Kahn

Rebecca Kahn is a post-doctoral researcher in the History Department at the University of Vienna. Her research (funded by the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions COFUND/REWIRE initiative) is focussed on the use of Linked Open Data for museum collections, and the implications of using abstracted data models for heritage data. In LiviaAI, she has been working on documenting the process of the project.