Peter Organisciak

Assistant Professor

What I do

I'm a professor in information science, focusing on large-scale text analysis and crowdsourcing.

Professional Biography

Prior to the University of Denver, I served as a post-doctoral research associate at the HathiTrust Research Center. My PhD is in Library and Information Science (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), with an MA in Humanities Computing and Library and Information Studies (University of Alberta).


  • Ph.D., Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
  • MA, Humanities Computing - Library and Information Studies , University of Alberta, 2010
  • BA, Communication Studies and Multimedia, McMaster University, 2008

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • American Society for Information Science and Technology
  • Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
  • Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations


I work in large-scale text analysis, teaching computers to understand text at scales that cannot simply be read. Other areas of expertise focus on understanding and optimizing how people collaborate online.

Key Projects

  • Text Duplication and Similarity in Massive Digital Collections

Featured Publications


  • Best Paper, Association for Information Science and Technology
  • Outstanding Contribution Award, Canadian Society for Digital Humanities
  • Notable Paper, Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing