Alex Brandsen graduated in Archaeology (BA, Leiden, 2009) and Archaeological Information Systems (MSc, York, 2010). During his time in Leiden and York, he developed a strong interest in developing online systems in archaeology. This culminated in his MSc thesis, in which he developed an online GIS system to view, draw and annotate medieval graffiti on a wall in the York Minster. After having worked in web development for 7 years in the UK, he has returned to the Faculty of Archaeology in 2017 as a PhD candidate in Digital Archaeology.
Alex’ research interests lie at the intersection of Archaeology and Computer Science, with a specific passion for creating useful tools for other archaeologists to further their research. In his PhD, he will be using text mining techniques to unlock the information hidden in archaeological field reports. This will result in an online tool allowing researchers to search through this enormous amount of grey literature in a detailed and fine grained matter.
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