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I successfully defended a Ph.D. thesis called "Character networks and centrality" in September 2014. It was co-directed by Prof. Henri Volken (UNIL) and Prof. Frédéric Kaplan (EPFL) for a doctoral degree in Applied Mathematics to Humanities and Social Sciences.
This research was focused on Les Confessions from Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and I am pursuing it on a larger scale.
Currently, I am principally working on the processing of newspaper archives with Giovanni Colavizza, Vincent Buntinx and Prof. Frédéric Kaplan in collaboration with Le Temps and the Swiss national library.
Yannick Rochat owns a Master of Science degree in Mathematics from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and a Ph.D. from Université de Lausanne (UNIL) in "Applied mathematics in humanities and social sciences" called "Character Networks and Centrality".
Except were mentioned, all were peer-reviewed.
Accepted abstract: Digital Humanities, Sydney (AUS)
Renaissance Society of America, Berlin (D, second author)
Digital Humanities, Lausanne (CH)
TXDHC, Houston, Texas (US, best paper award)
Humanités délivrées, Lausanne (CH, first author but not principal speaker)
Digital Humanities, Lincoln, Nebraska (US)
University of Luxembourg (LUX, invited speaker)
University of Toulouse (F, invited speaker)
JITSO, Lausanne (CH)
ASNA, Zürich (CH)
Sunbelt, Riva del Garda (IT, not principal speaker)
UKSNA, Manchester (UK)
ASNA, Zürich (CH)
Digital Humanities, graph theory, social network analysis, character networks, centrality, datavisualisation, social media studies, maritime networks, game studies.
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