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MemberSomdev Kar

Dr. Somdev Kar is an associate professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Ropar. He earned his Ph.D. in Linguistics from Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany, and his MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Hyderabad. Prior to joining IIT Ropar, he worked at the Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin, Germany, as a research associate and at CIIL, Mysore, as a Fellow, and later as a visiting faculty at Qatar University, Qatar. His research interests lie in the fields of Phonetics and Phonology (Optimality Theory), Distributed Morphology, Evolutionary Linguistics, and NLP. He published a book and several research articles in internationally acclaimed journals.

MemberBonnie Russell

Bonnie Russell (MLIS, Wayne State University) is the Project Manager for MESH Research at Michigan State University, Humanities Commons, and HuMetricsHSS. Ms. Russell has extensive experience in technical project management, user experience, quality assurance testing, technical documentation and training, and metadata management. She has been active working with digital humanities scholars since 2012, helping scholars shape projects and identify technology needs. She served as the 2019-2020 chair of the Digital Publishing Committee for the Association of University Presses, primarily focused on the evaluation of digital publishing platforms and repositories. She’s currently taking part in the Digital Library Foundation’s Digital Accessibility Group and serving a 2-year term (2021-2023) on the NASIG Open Initiatives Committee. She loves cats, bats, dinosaurs, and Godzilla. Pronouns: she/her/hers