Junran Lei

Digital Humanities Development Officer

T: ( 02 ) 61252063

E: junran.lei@anu.edu.au

Research School of Humanities & the Arts
Centre for Digital Humanities Research

Short biography:

Junran Lei is a research software engineer from the Centre for Digital Humanities Research. She has designed and developed systems related to collection management, research tools, metadata, language, geo-spatial mapping, and mobile applications. Additionally, she has been actively involved in data science, deep learning, and machine learning projects, and has authored research papers and software publications. Some of her example work includes AUSTLANG, an Australian Indigenous language database system with geo-spatial mapping features; OCCAMS, an online cultural collection analysis and management system; mobile application Bala Lili for the preservation and sharing of Aboriginal culture and heritage; Australian Common Reader, a search engine designed to explore the reading habits of late 19th and early 20th-century Australians, featuring data visualisation; system and website for “To be continued: discovering fiction in Australian newspapers”, and a semantic web for museums prototype system. She also worked as a researcher to investigate the development of an open-source archival repository and preservation system for UNESCO. Currently, she is working on a collaborative mapping system, as well as an early modern OCR and language model training project involving deep learning and neural networks. 

Selected Publications:


2010 The Data Management Journey -- Microsoft eHeritage Workshop

2007 Towards an Open Source Archival Repository and Preservation System

UNESCO Memory of the World: towards an open source repository and preservation system; Recommendations on the implementation of an open source digital archival and preservation system and on related software development.

2006 Semantic Web for Museums


Defining Map System

Assembling Queer Displacement Archive

Early Modern OCR and Language Models Training

OCCAMS - Online Cultural Collections Analysis and Management System

AUSTLANG: Australian Indigenous Languages database system

Towards an Open Source Archival Repository and Preservation System

Clouded Mobile Platforms for Collections of Yolngu Cultural Heritage

Database System for "To be continued: discovering fiction in Australian newspapers"

Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC) Visitors Database

The Australian Common Reader System Development

Off-line Database and Interactive Map for PNG land use survey reports

ASEDA: Aboriginal Studies Electronic Data Archive Redevelopment

i-Dig: Indigenous Collections and Knowledge Research Search Engine

MILR (Maintenance of Indigenous Languages Records) mapping interface

AUSTKIN - The development of a Geo-spatial interface for kinship data.

Data Gathering, Analysis and Visualization Workshop Notebooks

Semantic Web for Museums


Areas of expertise and interest:

Software Design and Development

Software Requirement and Business Analysis

Software Project Management

Information Management and Information Systems

Data Analysis and Visualisation

Geo-spatial Mapping

Open Source Software

Digital Humanities Toolkits

Mobile Development

Deep learning/machine learning & AI

Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality

3D Modeling and Animation

Semantic Web






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