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Peter Organisciak

Associate Professor

What I do

I'm a professor in information science, focusing on large-scale text analysis and crowdsourcing.


information science, digital humanities, data mining

Professional Biography

Prior to the University of Denver, I served as a post-doctoral research associate at the HathiTrust Research Center. My PhD is in Library and Information Science (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), with an MA in Humanities Computing and Library and Information Studies (University of Alberta).


  • Ph.D., Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
  • MA, Humanities Computing - Library and Information Studies , University of Alberta, 2010
  • BA, Communication Studies and Multimedia, McMaster University, 2008

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • American Society for Information Science and Technology
  • Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
  • Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations


I work in large-scale text analysis, teaching computers to understand text at scales that cannot simply be read. Other areas of expertise focus on understanding and optimizing how people collaborate online.

Areas of Research

text mining
text analysis
information retrieval
information science
digital humanities
data mining
digital libraries

Key Projects

  • Text Duplication and Similarity in Massive Digital Collections


  • Best Paper, Association for Information Science and Technology
  • Outstanding Contribution Award, Canadian Society for Digital Humanities
  • Notable Paper, Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing