Melissa Terras teaches Internet Technologies, Digital Resources in the Humanities, and Web Publishing in the Department of Information Studies at University College London Her research interests involve applying computational technologies to Humanities problems, to allow research that would otherwise be impossible. Her previous and ongoing research incorporates a variety of areas spanning Digital Humanities, Digitization and Digital Imaging, Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Palaeography, Knowledge Elicitation, and Internet Technologies.
Melissa is Deputy Director of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. She is involved in a wide range of digital humanities oriented endeavours including: co-Investigator of the AHRC-EPSRC-JISC funded Image, Text, Interpretation: e-Science, Technology and Documents Project (with the University of Oxford), Associate Director of the JISC funded Linksphere project (with the University of Reading), and Associate Director of the JISC funded Virtual Environments for Research in Archaeology(VERA) Project (with the University of Reading).
Melissa has been heavily involved with Digital Humanities research for quite some time: previously she was the Primary Investigator of the ReACH (Researching e-Science Analysis of Census Holdings) project: an AHRC funded e-Science workshop series, and co-investigator in the Log Analysis of Internet Resources in the Arts and Humanities (LAIRAH) project, both based as UCL DIS. In addition she is the co-manager of TEI By Example, based at the Centre for Textual Criticism and Document Studies in Ghent, Belgium.
Melissa has published two important additions to the canon of academic literature bolstering the digitally enabled archivist including Image to Interpretation: An Intelligent System to Aid Historians in Reading the Vindolanda Texts and Digital Images for the Information Professional