Dr. Bahareh Heravi
Ph: +353 91 495 339
I am a Research Fellow at Insight@NUI Galway and the founder and leader of the Digital Humanities and Journalism group. I am also an adjunct lecturer at the National University of Ireland, Galway and a member of the programme board for the journalism studies. In addition to my NUIG appointments I am the Lead Data Scientist at The Irish Times, where I lead their R&D programmes. I am a founding member of, and a contributor to, Irish Times Data.
My research interests lie in the convergence of ‘data’ and ‘journalism’. This include Data Journalism as well as the socio-technical aspects of Web 2.0 (Social Web) and in particular the ways in which the Social Web, in conjunction with other technological advances, can affect digital/data journalism.
I have more than 10 years industrial experience and 10 years academic research experience. Aged 19 I co-founded a successful software company working mainly with oil, gas, petrochemical and construction industries. I left my company behind in December 2010 when I sold my share, but it is still growing and is now in its teenage years! I have also worked as an honorary researcher for with Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe and a visiting research fellow at the National Technical University of Athens. Before joining Insight (then DERI), I worked briefly in the media where I learnt about news production and also the importance of social media in that process.
In 2011 I was awarded the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding young women scholars in computer science and related fields.
My biggest hobby outside of work is traveling, and I do indeed fly a lot! I am also interested in photography and am fascinated by modern art and of course, technology! I really enjoy the exciting atmosphere you feel when sitting in a TV broadcast gallery/control room.