Dr Andrea Scharnhorst
Professional Title: Researcher
Other: Head of research DANS
Primary domain: information science
Organization name: DANS - KNAW
Organization type: Academia/Research
City / Country: Amsterdam - Netherlands
Dr. Andrea Scharnhorst is Head of Research and Innovation at the Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) institution in the Netherlands - a large digital archive for research data primarily from the social sciences and humanities. She is also coordinates the computational humanities programme at the e-humanities group of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in Amsterdam. Starting in physics (Diploma in Statistical Physics) she got her PhD in philosophy of science. She co-edited books in the Springer Series of Understanding Synergetics on Innovation Networks (with A. Pyka) and recently on Models of Science Dynamics (with K. Börner and P. van den Besselaar). Her current work in the information sciences is devoted to the development of knowledge maps for library collections, research data archives and on-line knowledge spaces such as Wikipedia.