This post is part of the Meet the ETCL Team series, which introduces the wonderful people who work in the lab and who have worked with us in the past.

Luis has been working in the lab for the past two years as a postdoctoral researcher. He has an MSc and PhD in Computer Science from Texas A&M University, and has been doing digital humanities for many years. He attended DHSI for a few years before applying to join the lab as a postdoc.

For the last two years, Luis has been working on the Social Media Engine, a tool that connects readers with scholarlyInfographic describing the Social Media Engine project publications relevant to their interests through social media. It also tracks interactions with social science papers on social media to identify which papers are trending. Since this project is shifting from active development to a maintenance phase, Luis is working on some projects with ITER Community, including Laura Estill’s Database of Dramatic Extracts (DEx).

Luis’s favourite part of working in the lab is having access to infrastructure that makes project development simpler, such as being able to create servers as they’re needed.

When he’s not in the lab, Luis can be found playing video games, listening to his vinyl record collection (he also has a turntable at his desk in the lab), and playing the double and electric bass. In keeping with his love of music, Spotify is the one app that he couldn’t do without.