DH Alumni

The EPFL Digital Humanities master program started in Fall 2017. Many DH Engineers are now in the work market or doing PhDs. We have created this page to share with you their paths, where they are today and what they are doing.

Picture by Stephanie Parker

First DH Alumni event in November 2023

In November 2023, the College of Humanities master’s in digital humanities organized the first DH Alumni Day. The event brought over 15 DH alumni back to campus to present to current and prospective students and one another what they are doing now and how their masters in Digital Humanities have helped them on their career and academic paths.

Enjoy the highlights of the event

What are they doing now

Ludovica Schaerf

I am doing my PhD at the Digital Visual Studies Lab researching computer vision methods and links to AI, to art and art history.

Ludovica Schaerf, PhD Student – University of Zurich / Max Planck Institute

Giacomo Alliata

I really liked the Cultural Data Sculpting class by Prof. Kenderdine at the Laboratory of Experimental Museology, and now I’m doing my PhD there.

Giacomo Alliata, PhD Student – EPFL

Robin Szymczak

I work in a mapping company. I analyze the data and look into how people actually behave in organizations, what are their roles and how they distribute work amongst each other.

Robin Szymczak, Data Scientist – Peerdom

Yuanhui Lin

I’m mainly doing work related to front end development in this Lausanne based startup.

Yuanhui Lin, Web developer – quanthome SA

Hakim Invernizzi

I build machine learning models to create value for the company in the logistic process.

Hakim Invernizzi, Data Scientist – Digitec Galaxus


I am the Head of Data in a music industry start-up in Paris (it’s called Groover).

I am running a team of Data Scientists and Engineers to create Machine Learning applications such as a recommendation system matching artists and music industry professionals or an audio tagging tool to help artists understand the genres and trends they are operating in.

My day-to-day consists of staying up to date with ML research through paper presentations and prototypes, setting and maintaining production infrastructure for our current models, creating analytics for everyone in the company and provide external data to take strategic decisions with respect to the company’s competition.

Santiago Saint-Supéry (2023)

I am an Information Management and Data Science Officer at the Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is recognised for responding to disasters around the globe, and their Information Management teams are the ones in charge of providing data insights to operational teams in shape of maps, dashboards, analysis and platforms.

In my current role, I support with data science projects aimed to improve the effectivity of our operations. This goes from technical developments to strategic alliances, from processing big data and proposing machine learning models, passing through the design and management of platforms for early warning, to university-industry partnership management.

Being a data scientist at the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has been an honour, and although it was a quite unique opportunity at the time, I think now opportunities are only growing, searching for profiles that besides being technically capable are informed and interested on the social implications of their solutions – and I think digital humanities engineers are in a good starting position to offer that. 

Paola Yela Bello (2023)