James Lee is the Associate Vice Provost for Digital Scholarship and Associate Dean of Libraries at the University of Cincinnati. In his capacity as a researcher, he is the Director of the Digital Scholarship Center (http://dsc.uc.edu), and is an Associate Professor of Digital Humanities.
His research and teaching focus on the areas of digital humanities, machine learning and text mining techniques on historical archives, social network analysis, and data visualization. Much of his work has used machine learning methods applied to large text corpora and other unstructured datasets to rethink what it means to perform historical analysis. His research also investigates ways to visualize the results of machine learning algorithms in a human-interpretable way that enables non-technical audiences to glean useful information from the data. More recently, his research has branched out into fascinating collaborations applying digital humanities methods with partners in biomedical informatics, law, design, and archeology. His work has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
His current book project is a digital history of globalism and race entitled Anthropocene and Empire. It uses machine learning and data visualization techniques applied to 100,000+ texts from 1500-1800 to tell a new story of how England began to imagine animal and plant life on a global scale in order to redefine the idea of human race and the possibility of human empires. His first book, The Two-Soul’d Animal, studied the paradoxes and affordances of the classical and Christian souls in early modern culture in the wake of the Reformation.
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
BA, Cornell University
Investigators:Xuemao Wang and James Lee 01-01-2018 -06-30-2020 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation A Catalyst Model for Transdisciplinary Teams in Digital Scholarship: The University of Cincinnati’s Digital Scholarship Center Role:Co-PI $900,000.00 Active Type:Grant
Investigators:James Lee, et.al 2017 -2018 UC Provost Technology Innovation Award Role:Principal Investigator $199,125 Active Type:Grant
Investigators:Jeffrey Blevins and James Lee UC Provost “Toward an Open Monograph Environment” Grant Role:Co-PI $20,000 Active Type:Grant
Grant: #R40534 Investigators:Jackson, Sarah; Lee, James; Wang, Xuemao 10-01-2019 -03-31-2020 UC's Urban Futures Digital Futures Anchor Development Program Transdisciplinary AI: Applied Machine Learning for UC's Digital Future Role:PI $10,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC