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Chris Tanasescu holds degrees in English and Mathematics and Computer Science. In 2010-2011 he was a Senior Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Professor at San Diego State University (USA).
Since 2013 Chris has been Adjunct Professor in the University of Ottawa’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, working as a principal investigator through a 2-year SSHRC grant on a project titled “Poetry Computational Graphs (The Graph Poem Initiative)” (http://artsites.uottawa.ca/margento/en/the-graph-poem/). He is also involved in a 3-year NSERC Strategic Grant titled “Information and Communications Technologies / From Data to Knowledge to Action” (principal investigator: prof. Diana Inkpen).
Chris is also an internationally awarded poet and performer (aka MARGENTO) employing digital technologies, intermedia, and cross-artform approaches. In 2016 he was appointed Coordinator of Digital Humanities Resources with University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Arts.
His main research and teaching interests are digital humanities, computational poetry, natural language processing, graph theory applications, new media and polymediation, text analysis, computational literary analysis, digital literary studies, corpus analysis, machine learning, digital and postdigital poetry and poetics