Dr. Bruce Zuckerman
Dr. Bruce Zuckerman is Associate Professor
of Hebrew Bible, School of Religion at the University of Southern
California. He received his Ph.D in ancient Near Eastern Languages
from Yale University and was subsequently an Associate of the
Harvard Semitic Museum before joining the USC faculty in 1980.
He is also a partner of West Semitic Research, director of the
West Semitic Research Project and the Inscriptifact Project,
and director of the USC Archaeological Research Collection. He
has published a book on the biblical text of Job, Job the
Silent (New York: Oxford Press, 1991), as well as numerous
articles on ancient texts from biblical times. His photographs
have been featured in many scholarly publications as well as
in a number of popular venues.
Dr. Marilyn Lundberg email@example.com
Dr. Marilyn Lundberg is Associate Director
of West Semitic Research, the West Semitic Research Project,
and Inscriptifact. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Fuller
Theological Seminary in Pasadena, where she teaches Hebrew, Biblical
Aramaic, and Hebrew Bible courses. She received her Ph.D. from
Claremont Graduate University in Religion (Old Testament). Dr.
Lundberg is co-editor of The Dead Sea Scrolls Catalogue
and has participated in the preparation of a number of exhibitions
and presentations for the general public, including "Digital
Technology and the Dead Sea Scrolls" an electronic demonstration
program she wrote on CD-ROM for the De Young Museum (San Francisco)
as part of its exhibition of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Dr. Leta Hunt firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Leta (Li) Hunt has been a member of the
faculty at the University of Southern California in the Information
Services Division since 1995. She is currently Software Development
Director for the Inscriptifact Project and participates as Senior
Systems Analyst with primary expertise in Requirements Engineering.
Dr. Hunt has written serveral papers on spatial and temporal
digital library systems, has managed several digital conversion
projects, and has lectured on Geographical Information Systems
(GIS) technology. She is a member of the American Society for
Information Science (ASIS) and the Association for Computer Machinery
Tom Melzbender email@example.com
Tom Malzbender, Dan Gelb
and Hans Wolters developed the
variable lighting image browsing tools used at Hewlett-Packard
Laboratories. These tools allow one to vary both the direction
or incident lighting as well as the reflectance properties of
the objects imaged. The procedure starts by placing the artifacts
under a computer controlled digital imaging system that automatically
acquries 50 images of the artifact under varying lighting conditions.
This allows a characterization of how the surface responds to
incident lighting. This characterization can then be used to
create images of the artifacts under novel lighting conditions.
Tom directs the Visual Computing Department
at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories. At HP, Tom developed and patented
the capacitive sensing technology that allowed HP to penetrate
the consumer graphics tablet market. His department works in
the areas of interactive 3D graphics, computer vision, streaming
media and workstation performance. Tom's current research interests
are image based rendering and image based surface texture synthesis.
Dan Gelb is a research scientist in the Visual
Computing Department at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories. His background
is in computer graphics. His involvement in the pilot project
with the West Semitic Research Project at the Yale Babylonian
Collection is particularly appropriate, since his grandfather
was I. J. Gelb, a world-reknowned Professor of Assyriology at
the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. I. J. Gelb
himself studied the kinds of ancient texts digitized by the Hewlett-Packard