Kelly McClinton is the first student to graduate from the CNS-NRT program. Dr. McClinton successfully defended her dissertation on April 23, entitled, "Computationally Modeling Domestic Roman Art and Architecture." In line with the mission of the NRT, Kelly’s work is highly interdisciplinary, and considers how computational models present unique technological affordances in the study of domestic Roman art and architecture.
For this project, Kelly collaborated with the IU Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, the IU Art History department, as well as faculty at the University of Michigan and the Università degli Studi di Firenze. The committee in charge included Professor Bernard Frischer, Professor Luis Rocha, Professor Filippo Radicchi, Professor Julie Van Voorhis (Art History), Professor Paolo Liverani (Università degli Studi di Firenze), and Professor Elaina Gazda (University of Michigan).
Kelly is now the Assistant Director of the Virtual World Heritage Lab, and this fall, will be studying at the University of Oxford, and working on a project entitled "Elite Identity in Domestic Space in Rome. Architectural Change and Redecoration in Late Antique Houses" under the supervision of Professor Ine Jacobs. She is extremely grateful to the NSF NRT program for their continued support of her work and is eager to keep in touch with anyone interested in the intersection of art history, archaeology, and complex systems! You can reach her at mcclinton.k(at) gmail(dot)com.