Ashkan Askhpour

01 November 2018 - 9:00

Post Doc Researcher, CLARIAH

Ashkan Ashkpour is a PhD candidate at the International Institute of Social History and Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Ashkan holds a bachelor degree in Business IT and a Master of Science degree in Economics and Informatics from the Erasmus University.

The topic of his PhD research is the ‘theory and practice of data harmonization’ with specific focus on the evolution and harmonization of historical Dutch census data. Census data plays an invaluable role in the historical study of society and are among the most frequently consulted sources of statistics. The project will result in generic methods and tools to weave historical and socio-economic datasets into an interlinked semantic data-web by using RDF technology.

His current research interests include (among others) the harmonization of historical data, dynamics of societal changes, census data, historical demography, data curation, Linked Data (RDF), Semantic Web technologies, scholarly collaboration, virtual research environments / collaboratories, Big Data, organizational and individual impacts of advanced information systems, ERP systems and strategic alignment of IT.

IISH Staff | Ashkan Ashkpour - Photo by Hans Luhrs

Publications

2016

CEDAR RDF DATABASE, THE DUTCH HISTORICAL CENSUSES (1795-1971) AS LINKED OPEN DATA
Meroño-Peñuela, A., Ashkpour, A. & Guéret, C. D. M. 23 Jun 2016
Scientific › Data set (obsolete)

Geharmoniseerde Historische Census Data - 1859-1920
Ashkpour, A. & Meroño-Peñuela, A. 23 Jun 2016
Scientific › Data set (obsolete)

Historical Quantitative Reasoning on the Web
Meroño-Peñuela, A. & Ashkpour, A. 30 Mar 2016
Scientific - peer-review › Paper

Harmonizing Aggregate Historical Dutch Census Data: a Flexible Approach
Ashkpour, A., Meroño-Peñuela, A. & Mandemakers, K. 2016
Scientific › Abstract

Source Oriented Harmonization of Aggregate Historical Census Data: a flexible and accountable approach in RDF
Ashkpour, A., Mandemakers, K. & Boonstra, O. W. A. 2016 In : Historical Social Research.
Scientific - peer-review › Article

2015

The Aggregate Dutch Historical Censuses. Harmonization and RDF
Ashkpour, A., Meroño-Peñuela, A. & Mandemakers, K. 15 Oct 2015 In : Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History. 48, 4, p. 530-545
Scientific - peer-review › Article

CEDAR: Linked Open Census Data: Project Statement
Meroño-Peñuela, A., Ashkpour, A., Guéret, C. D. M., Scharnhorst, A. M. & Wyatt, S. 2015 1, 1, 18 p.
Scientific - peer-review › Article

CEDAR: The Dutch Historical Censuses as Linked Open Data
Meroño-Peñuela, A., Ashkpour, A., Guéret, C. D. M. & Schlobach, S. 2015 In : Semantic Web Journal. 13 p.
Scientific - peer-review › Article

Tracking down the habitat of folk songs
Meroño-Peñuela, A., Janssen, B., Ashkpour, A. & Guéret, C. D. M. 2015 In : eHumanities Magazine. 4, 2
Professional › Article

2014

CEDAR: Harmonization of Historical Dutch Census Data
Ashkpour, A., Merono-Penuela, A. & Mandemakers, K. 2014
Scientific › Abstract

Census Data in RDF
Ashkpour, A. & Meroño-Peñuela, A. 2014
Scientific › Data set (obsolete)

From Flat Lists to Taxonomies : Bottom-up Concept Scheme Generation in Linked Statistical Data Bottom-up Construction of Concept Schemes
Meroño-Peñuela, A., Ashkpour, A. & Guéret, C. 2014
Scientific - peer-review › Paper

From Napoleon Conquests to the Big Brother Sabotage : Harmonization of the Dutch Historical Censuses in the Semantic Web
Meroño-Peñuela, A. & Ashkpour, A. 2014
Scientific › Abstract

Integrating Historical Census Data in the Semantic Web
Meroño-Peñuela, A. & Ashkpour, A. 2014
Scientific › Abstract

Semantic technologies for historical research: A survey
Merono-Penuela, A., Ashkpour, A., van Erp, M., Mandemakers, K., Breure, L., Scharnhorst, A., Schlobach, S. & van Harmelen, F. 2014 In : Semantic Web Journal. 6, 6, p. 539-564 26 p.
Scientific - peer-review › Article

The CEDAR Project: Harmonizing the Dutch Historical censuses in the Semantic Web
Ashkpour, A. & Meroño-Peñuela, A. 2014
Scientific › Abstract

Vizualizations of the CEDAR Project
Ashkpour, A. & Meroño-Peñuela, A. 2014
Scientific › Poster

2013

Linked Humanities Data: The Next Frontier? A Case-study in Historical Census Data
Meroño-Peñuela, A., Ashkpour, A., Rietveld, L., Hoekstra, R. & Schlobach, S. 2013 Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Linked Science 2012 (LISC2012) – Tackling Big Data. Kauppinen, T. & Pouchard, L. C. (eds.). Boston
Scientific - peer-review › Contribution to conference proceedings

Longitudinal Queries over Linked Census Data
Merono-Penuela, A., Hoekstra, R., Scharnhorst, A., Gueret, C. & Ashkpour, A. 2013 SEMANTIC WEB: ESWC 2013 SATELLITE EVENTS. Springer, Vol. 7955, p. 306-307 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
Scientific - peer-review › Contribution to conference proceedings

Publishing, Harmonizing and Consuming Census Data: the CEDAR Project
Merono-Penuela, A., Gueret, C., Ashkpour, A. & Scharnhorst, A. 2013 Workshop proceedings.
Scientific › Contribution to conference proceedings

2012

Linked Humanities Data: The Next Frontier? A Case-study in Historical Census Data
Meroño-Peñuela, A., Ashkpour, A., Rietveld, L. & Hoekstra, R. 2012 In : CEUR Workshop Proceedings. 951
Scientific - peer-review › Article

Activities

2017

42nd Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association
Ashkpour, A. (Speaker)
03 Nov 2017
Academic › Talk or presentation

Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History (Journal)
Ashkpour, A. (Editor)
08 Oct 2017
Publication peer-review and editorial work › Publication peer-review

2016

Final CEDAR mini-symposium
Ashkpour, A. (Contributor)
08 Jun 2016
Academic › Conference

ESSHC Valencia 2016
Ashkpour, A. (Speaker)
23 Apr 2016 → 26 Apr 2016
Academic › Talk or presentation

2014

11th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2014)
Ashkpour, A. (Participant)
2014
Academic › Conference

2nd International Workshop on Semantic Statistics (SemStats 2014)
Ashkpour, A. (Participant)
2014
Academic › Workshop, seminar

2nd International Workshop on Semantic Statistics (SemStats 2014)
Ashkpour, A. (Participant)
2014
Academic › Conference

Digital Humanities Benelux Conference 2014
Ashkpour, A. (Participant)
2014
Academic › Conference

Digital Humanities Congress 2014, The University of Sheffield
Ashkpour, A. (Participant)
2014
Academic › Conference

Studiemiddag: " Digitalisering historische CBS-collectie "
Ashkpour, A. (Speaker)
11 Nov 2014
Societal › Talk or presentation

Presentation: Presented the Harmonization of Historical Census data in CEDAR
Ashkpour, A. (Invited speaker)
18 Oct 2014
Academic › Talk or presentation

Presented the CEDAR project at the seminars of the section Economic Social and Demographic History of the department of History at the Radbout University in Nijmegen
Ashkpour, A. (Invited speaker)
18 Jun 2014
Academic › Talk or presentation

Presented the paper during the Conference
Ashkpour, A. (Speaker)
26 Apr 2014
Academic › Talk or presentation

2013

UDC Seminar Classifcation & Visualization
Ashkpour, A. (Organiser)
24 Oct 2013 → 25 Oct 2013
Academic › Conference

UNKNOWN EVENT, Soeterbeeck
Ashkpour, A. (Organiser)
13 Jun 2013 → 14 Jun 2013
Academic › Conference

10th Extended Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2013, Montpellier
Ashkpour, A. (Organiser)
28 May 2013 → 30 May 2013
Academic › Conference

Open Data on the Web Workshop, World Wide Web Consortium
Ashkpour, A. (Organiser)
23 Apr 2013 → 24 Apr 2013
Academic › Conference