Currently, I am a PostDoc at ScaDS.AI (Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence) Dresden/Leipzig and the Image & Signal Processing Group at Leipzig University. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Leipzig University, Germany in 2023 under the supervision of Prof. Stefan Jänicke and Prof. Gerik Scheuermann, the topic was “Visual Analytics for the Exploratory Analysis and Labeling of Cultural Data”.

From 2019 to 2023, I worked as a research assistant and Ph.D. Student in the Image & Signal Processing Group at Leipzig University, where I was involved in the projects “Data Mining and Value Creation” and “Smart Regional Development Infrastructure”. The first experience working on interdisciplinary Digital Humanities projects I gained during my Master’s Degree in the TASTEN-Project at the Musical Instrument Museum Leipzig.

Further, I engaged in several interdisciplinary research collaborations with humanities scholars and people working in the GLAM sector. My research interests include Information Visualization, Digital Humanities, Visual Analytics, and Machine Learning for Cultural (Heritage) Data. Including NLP and Computer Vision methods with a strong focus on human-in-the-loop processes and participatory design.

🔥 News

📝 Publications


Towards Enhancing Virtual Museums by Contextualizing Art through Interactive Visualizations

Christofer Meinecke, Chris Hall and Stefan Jänicke


  • A Virtual Museum that combines interactive visualizations and computer vision in order to explore a collection of artworks.

Explaining Semi-Supervised Text Alignment through Visualization

Christofer Meinecke, David Joseph Wrisley and Stefan Jänicke


  • A Human-in-the-loop process applying word embeddings and visualization to perform textual alignments on low-resource and under-resourced languages.

🏛️ Cultural (Heritage) Data

🖼️ Visual Data


📚 Textual Data


📊 Other Visualization Research


Other Research

📖 Education

  • 2019 - 2023, PhD in Computer Science, Image & Signal Processing Group at Leipzig University, Germany.
  • 2017 - 2019, Master Degree in Computer Science, Leipzig University, Germany.
  • 2014 - 2017, Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Leipzig University, Germany.

💬 Invited Talks & Seminars

  • 2022.05, Dagstuhl-Seminar 22191 Visual Text Analytics
  • 2021.12, Digital Tech Summit Copenhagen, Towards Enhancing Virtual Art Museums