Frédéric Kaplan

Director of Digital Humanities Lab at EPFL

Frédéric Kaplan graduated from the École nationale supérieure des télécommunications, and then defended his thesis on modeling linguistic dynamics at the université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie. He worked ten years at the Sony Computer Science Laboratory in the field of robotics and then in the EPFL pedagogical research laboratory at the Rolex Learning Center.

Frederic Kaplan holds the Digital Humanities Chair at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and directs the EPFL Digital Humanities Lab. He conducts research projects combining archive digitisation, information modelling and museographic design.

He published more than a hundred scientific papers, 6 books and about 10 patents. His inventions and devices have been exhibited in several museums including the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He is also the founder and president of OZWE, a company that designs and produces innovative interfaces and consumer electronic products and of bookapp.com, a joint venture focusing on digital publications.