Rainer Simon is a Senior Scientist at the Digital Insight Lab at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (https://www.ait.ac.at/). He holds a doctorate in computer science from the Vienna University of Technology. Rainer has been working in the field of multimedia information management and retrieval for more than 15 years, with a particular focus on technologies and user interfaces that process and visualize geospatial information. His current research interest is in the application and development of Linked Geo Data methods and visualization techniques in the Digital Humanities and Digital Library domains.
Presently, Rainer serves as the Technical Director of Pelagios (http://commons.pelagios.org/), an international Digital Humanities initiative which interconnects heterogeneous digital content documenting the past by means of a common semantic reference framework. He is also the technical lead for the open source project Recogito (https://recogito.pelagios.org/), an online annotation environment for texts and images, which is developed primarily through the Pelagios project.