Melissa Terras is the Reader in Electronic Communication in UCL’s Department of Information Studies and Program Director of UCL’s MA in Digital Humanities (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/infostudies/melissa-terras/). With a background in Classical Art History, English Literature, and Computing Science, her doctorate (University of Oxford) examined how to use advanced information engineering technologies to interpret and read Roman texts. Publications include Image to Interpretation: Intelligent Systems to Aid Historians in the Reading of the Vindolanda Texts (2006, Oxford University Press) and "Digital Images for the Information Professional" (2008, Ashgate). She is the general editor of Digital Humanities Quarterly journal, the secretary of the Association of Literary and Linguistic Computing, and on the board of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations. Her research focuses on the use of computational techniques to enable research in the arts and humanities that would otherwise be impossible. You can generally find her on twitter @melissaterras.