Carl Stahmer

Executive Director, DataLab, Shields Library

Carl Stahmer, PhD is Executive Director of the UC Davis DataLab, an interdisciplinary, cross-university unit which serves as a hub for researchers and students from many domains who are interested in data science and pushing the envelope of research in the digital age.  In addition to his leadership of DataLab, Stahmer holds appointments as a Professor of English and Science and Technology Studies at UC Davis. As a computational humanist, his own research is focused on the development and application of machine learning methods, particularly in the areas of Natural Language Processing and Semantic, Content Based Image Recognition, to the study of 16th and 17th century print history.   His research has been funded by multiple awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, and the Getty Foundation.  Stahmer also serves as a member of the teaching faculty at the Rare Book School, University of Virginia.