People

Hassan El-Hajj

Research Technology Officer (Jan 2023-Feb 2028)

Hassan El-Hajj is a data scientist and research IT scholar at the Institute. He received an MA in Archaeology from the American University of Beirut as well as an MSc in Geoinformation Sciences, focusing on Computer Vision and Remote Sensing research from the Technische Universität Berlin. In his thesis, he worked on Artificial Intelligence applications within advanced driver-assistance services (ADAS). He finished his PhD in Classical Archaeology at the Philipps-Universität Marburg, focusing on the geospatial analysis and reconstruction of Roman Berytus. He worked as a geospatial consultant and data scientist for numerous archaeological projects before joining the Berlin Institute for the Foundation of Learning and Data (BIFOLD) as a data scientist within the Sphaera Project of Department I between 2021 and 2022.

Hassan’s research interests center on the use of Machine Learning within the humanities and cultural domains, where he aims to bridge the gap between computer science and the humanities. His current work focuses on historical document analysis using Machine Learning methods, as well as knowledge generation, discovery, and recommendation in Knowledge Graphs. 

Selected Publications

Valleriani, Matteo, Malte Vogl, Hassan El-Hajj, and Kim Pham (2022). “The Network of Early Modern Printers and Its Impact on the Evolution of Scientific Knowledge: Automatic Detection of Awareness Relationships.” Histories 2 (4): 466–503. https:/…

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Büttner, Jochen, Julius Martinetz, Hassan El-Hajj, and Matteo Valleriani (2022). “CorDeep and the Sacrobosco Dataset: Detection of Visual Elements in Historical Documents.” Journal of Imaging 8 (10, Article 285). https://doi.org/10.3390…

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Büttner, Jochen, Julius Martinetz, Hassan El-Hajj, and Matteo Valleriani (2022). “Sacrobosco Visual Element Dataset (S-VED).” Zenodo.

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El-Hajj, Hassan, Maryam Zamani, Jochen Büttner, Julius Martinetz, Oliver Eberle, Noga Shlomi, Anna Irene Siebold, Grégoire Montavon, Klaus-Robert Müller, Holger Kantz, and Matteo Valleriani (2022). “An Ever-Expanding Humanities Knowledge Graph: The…

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Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

Introduction to Digital Humanities: Current Approaches and Methods

Technische Universität Berlin

Understanding Historical Sources Using Computational Approaches: The Sphere Project and the Shared Scientific Identity of Europe

BIFOLD Opening Ceremony Symposium

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BBAW)

Tracing Innovation with Representation Learning in the Sphaera Corpus

6th Graphs and Networks in the Humanities Conference

 

Using Flow Maps to Visualize Epistemic Networks

6th Graphs and Networks in the Humanities Conference

CIDOC2VEC: Knowledge Graph Embedding in the Humanities

All-Hands-Meeting der KI-Kompetenzentren – Poster

The Visual Apparatus of the Sphaera Corpus

Digital Humanities and Artificial Intelligence (DHAI) Seminar

Node Embeddings in Early Modern Edition Networks

International Workshop on Machine Learning and Digital Humanities

Technische Universität Berlin

Detecting Archaeological Damage from Space using Open Source Satellite Data and Machine Learning: The
Case of the Near East

12th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ICAANE), University of Bologna

Automatic Looting Detection using Machine Learning and Open Source Satellite Imagery

Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies, Vienna

InSAR Coherence Patch Classification using ML: Towards Automatic Looting Detection of Archaeological

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning in Archaeology, British School of Rome (BSR) and the European Space Agency Center for Earth Observation (ESA-ESRIN)

InSAR Coherence Patch Classification using ML: Towards the Automatic Looting Detection of Archaeological Sites

British School of Rome and the European Space Agency Earth Observation Center (ESA-ESRIN)

Shops in Ancient Berytus: New Data from Old Excavations

Broadening Horizons Conference 6, Freie Universität Berlin

Shops in Ancient Berytus: New Data from Old Excavations, Broadening Horizons Conference

Freie Universität Berlin

Microwave Remote Sensing for the Preservation of Archaeological Sites, Broadening Horizons Conference

Freie Universität Berlin

Domestic Architecture and Social Change in the Greco-Roman Near East

British Association of Near Eastern Archaeologists (BANEA), University of Wales Trinity Saint David – Lampeter

Nachrichten & Presse

Die digitale, open-access Anwendung CorDeep eröffnet neue Möglichkeiten zur Erkennung von Bildmaterial

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Neuer Bestandteil der De Sphaera-Datenbank jetzt öffentlich zugänglich

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