Dr Bahareh Heravi is a Research Fellow at Insight Centre for Data Analytics @ NUI Galway and the founder and Leader of the Insight News Lab (Digital Humanities and Journalism). She is an Adjunct Lecturer and a programme board member of Journalism Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Dr Heravi’s research and teaching are at the nexus of data, technology and journalism. She has worked with and within various news organisations. Her main research interests are in the areas of Data and Computational Journalism, Information Science, Social Media & Citizen Sensing, Semantic Web and Linked Data. She leads a number of projects at the Insight News Lab, including RTÉ News360, Newswire 2.0, VeritaWire, Social Semantic Journalism and the Social Repository of Ireland.
Dr Heravi is the founder of Irish Times Data and also the founder and organiser of Hacks/Hackers Dublin. She is the former Lead Data Scientist at The Irish Times, where she lead the Irish Times’ R&D programme and pioneered data innovation in the newsroom.
Dr. Heravi will talk about Data Journalism as a practice, the new directions and challenges in news organisations.