R Wizard, Lead Developer

David Senhora Navega

David Senhora Navega graduated from the University of Coimbra (Portugal) in the field of Anthropology and Forensic Sciences. His research focus on the application of machine learning to forensic anthropology, in particular biological profile estimation (age-at-death and ancestry). In the past he has been involved in an international project on automation of craniofacial superimpostion techniques. He authored 23 peer-reviewed indexed articles and 3 book chapters. As an advocate for computing in anthropology, he had lectured several courses on computational statistics and programming (R language). Currently, he is a developer and maintainer of the Osteomics project, a web platform that provides several freely available software tools for biological profile estimation. In the past he provided consulting services on statistical analysis and app development for scientific projects in forensic anthropology.

Navega’s Github

Shiny Jedi, Lead Designer

João d’Oliveira Coelho

João is a self-taught programmer with an academic background in biological anthropology. He graduated in Human Evolution and Biology at the University of Coimbra, while simultaneously founding osteomics, where he worked extensively with 3D printing and scanning, and also developed web applications for bioarchaeology and forensics. His research interests are in geospatial paleoanthropology, geometric morphometrics and osteology, from both forensic and evolutionary perspectives. João is currently on the fourth year of his DPhil at the University of Oxford. For his thesis, he is automating geospatial search for fossil sites in Africa, using computer vision approaches. He is doing fieldwork in Koobi Fora, Kenya, and Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, to ground-test his fossil site detection and paleoenvironmental reconstruction models based on satellite data.

João’s webpage

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