rmarciano Richard MARCIANO

  • Professor at the UMD iSchool and Director of the AIC Collaboratory. Recipient of the 2017 Emmett Leahy Award for pioneering work in records and information management.
  • His research interests center on digital preservation, sustainable archives, cyberinfrastructure, and big data. With partners from KCL, UBC, TACC, and NARA, he has launched a Computational Archival Science (CAS) initiative to explore the synergies between computational and archival thinking.
bunderwood Bill UNDERWOOD

  • Affiliate Faculty and Researcher at the AIC Collaboratory and formerly on the academic and research faculty of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • Current research interests in developing formal, theoretical foundations for records management and archival science, experimental investigations of alternative digital preservation strategies, and the application of NLP, ML, and knowledge-based reasoning technologies to the support of automated archival description, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) review, and search and retrieval of records in digital archives.
mkurtz Michael KURTZ

  • Former Associate Director of the Digital Curation Innovation Center in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland and former Assistant Archivist at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for 37 years.
  • Interests in Computing the Archives.
ppeity Phil PIETY

  • Faculty at the UMD iSchool working at the intersection of Education / Learning Science and Information Science.
  • Dr. Piety is interested in the ways in which the digital tools in the project website ( can be used to support a broad array of dissemination and collaboration activities. He is particularly interested in the ways in which educators might use the site as a resource for thinking about the opportunities and challenges with implementing computational archival science in their own programs and classrooms and how they can connect to others in the field over in some cases great geographic distance through the use of digital infrastructures.
dweintrop David WEINTROP

  • Assistant Professor at UMD with a joint appointment in the Teaching & Learning, Policy & Leadership (TLPL) Department in the College of Education and the iSchool.
  • Within TLPL, he is a member of the Technology, Learning, and Leadership specialization. His research seeks to understand how best to support learners in developing meaningful understandings of computational ideas and positive attitudes towards computing.
gjansen Greg JANSEN

  • AIC Collaboratory Principal Software Engineer.
  • Builds data repositories with new capabilities for computation and analysis. His systems support human rights and the public interest, through archives-based historical demography, open-access government records, and cultural preservation. He has a focus on creating traceable data curation workflows that connect new data or holdings to evidence, through open workflows and chains of provenance.
kfenlon Katrina FENLON

  • UMD iSchool Assistant Professor.
  • Dr. Fenlon investigates the use, sustainability, and curation of digital cultural collections. Her recent work explores the intersection of cultural data and humanities publishing, along with the social and technical challenges to sustaining collections over time. She is an affiliate of the Maryland Institute for Technologies in the Humanities (MITH).
akriesberg Adam KRIESBERG

  • Lecturer at the UMD iSchool. His research and teaching focus on digital curation, research data management, and archives.
  • He has worked as a university cooperator with the USDA National Agricultural Library on projects related to digital curation at that institution. A 2016-2017 Research Data Alliance Data Share Fellow, his work has appeared in publications including Archival Science, The American Archivist, The International Journal of Digital Curation, and Data Science Journal.
wthomas Will THOMAS

  • UMD iSchool Doctoral Student.
  • Mr. Thomas has been a part of the digitization of the Civil Rights Department records under the aegis of a joint initiative between the UMD Libraries Special Collections and the African American Digital Humanities Initiative (AADHum). He has also been involved in work to recontextualize this collection for broader academic and cultural audiences.
mkendig Mary KENDIG

  • UMD iSchool Research Administrator managing multiple grants exploring the re-use of online public data and data ethics.
  • Prior to this, she managed research at the Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC) and worked at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration for two years. She is the Conference Coordinator for the 2019 iConference.