Dr Barbara McGillivray is a Senior Research Associate in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics (Theoretical and Applied Linguistics), University of Cambridge, and Turing Research Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute. She is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Open Humanities Data, founder and convenor of the Humanities and Data Science Turing special interest group and Co-Investigator of the Living with Machines project. She has a degree in Classics and a degree in Mathematics, and her PhD was on computational linguistics for Latin. She has worked as a language technologist in the Dictionaries division of Oxford University Press and as a data scientist in the Open Research Group of Springer Nature.
Barbara’s research lies at the intersection between computational linguistics and historical linguistics. Her current research focusses on computational models of word meaning change in historical texts using machine learning methods combined with digital humanities expertise.