Stephan Druskat


This is me.

Dept. of German Studies and Linguistics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Email: cf. http://hu.berlin/sdruskat
Office: Dorotheenstr. 24, room 3.410
Phone: +49-(0)30-2093-9726
Postal address: Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany

I am a Research Software Engineer, working in Linguistics and Digital Humanities. My ORCiD is 0000-0003-4925-7248.

I currently work as a researcher in the linguistic research project MelaTAMP in the Department of German Studies and Linguistics, at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, where I create software that enables contrastive research on the TAMP (tense, aspect, modality, polarity) systems of seven Oceanic languages.

In the past, I have worked as a researcher in the linguistic research project LinkType (corpus-based typology of clause linkage), where I have developed the architectural prototype of a highly extensible annotation tool for multi-layer linguistic corpora.

As a consultant, I also develop software for research projects such as TraCES (late-antiquity to medieval Ethiopic) and GiesKaNe (basic syntactic structures of New High German).

My primary research interest is the research software sustainability, with a current focus on software citation and credit.

I am a member of the association of Research Software Engineers in Germany, deRSE and part of the community Working towards Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences, WSSSPE. I am also co-convenor of the Research Software Engineering Working Group at DHd.

I live in Berlin, Germany, with my wife and three children.

Projects

Publications

  1. [1]S. Druskat and D. S. Katz, “Mapping the research software sustainability space,” in Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE6.1), Birmigham, UK, submitted [Online]. Available at: https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.01772 Available at: https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.01772.
  2. [2]D. S. Katz, S. Druskat, R. Haines, C. Jay, and A. Struck, “The State of Sustainable Research Software: Results from the Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE5.1),” Journal of Open Research Software, submitted [Online]. Available at: https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.07387 Available at: https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.07387.
  3. [3]T. Krause, U. Leser, L. Anke, and S. Druskat, “Designing a Re-Usable and Embeddable Corpus Search Library,” in Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018), Paris, France, 2018.
  4. [4]S. Druskat and C. Vertan, “Nachnutzbarmachung von Forschungsdaten und Tools am Beispiel altäthiopischer Korpora,” in Kritik der digitalen Vernunft. Abstracts zur Jahrestagung des Verbandes Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum, 26.02. - 02.03.2018 an der Universität zu Köln, veranstaltet vom Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH), Cologne, Germany, 2018, pp. 270–274.
  5. [5]S. Druskat, R. Bast, N. Chue Hong, A. Konovalov, A. Rowley, and R. Silva, “A standard format for CITATION files,” Software and research. Dec-2017 [Online]. Available at: https://www.software.ac.uk/index.php/blog/2017-12-12-standard-format-citation-files Available at: https://www.software.ac.uk/index.php/blog/2017-12-12-standard-format-citation-files.
  6. [6]S. Druskat, “Track 2 Lightning Talk: Should CITATION files be standardized?,” in Proceedings of the Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE5.1), 2017 [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3827058 Available at: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3827058.
  7. [7]N. Chue Hong, S. Druskat, R. Haines, C. Jay, D. S. Katz, and S. Sufi, Eds., Proceedings of the Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE5.1). University of Manchester, Manchester, UK: figshare, 2017 [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.c.3869782 Available at: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.c.3869782.
  8. [8]S. Druskat, “Citation File Format (CFF),” 2017 [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1003149 Available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1003149.
  9. [9]S. Druskat, “A proposal for the measurement and documentation of research software sustainability in interactive metadata repositories,” in Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE4), University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, 2016 [Online]. Available at: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1686/ Available at: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1686/.
  10. [10]S. Druskat, V. Gast, T. Krause, and F. Zipser, “corpus-tools.org: An Interoperable Generic Software Tool Set for Multi-layer Linguistic Corpora,” in Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016), Portorož, Slovenia, 2016, pp. 4492–4499 [Online]. Available at: http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2016/index.html Available at: http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2016/index.html.
  11. [11]V. Gast, L. Bierkandt, S. Druskat, and C. Rzymski, “Enriching TimeBank: Towards a more precise annotation of temporal relations in a text,” in Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016), Portorož, Slovenia, 2016, pp. 3844–3850 [Online]. Available at: http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2016/index.html Available at: http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2016/index.html.
  12. [12]S. Druskat, L. Bierkandt, V. Gast, C. Rzymski, and F. Zipser, “Atomic: an open-source software platform for multi-level corpus annotation,” in Proceedings of the 12th Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache (KONVENS 2014), Hildesheim, 2014, vol. 1, pp. 228–234 [Online]. Available at: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:gbv:hil2-opus-2866 Available at: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:gbv:hil2-opus-2866.
  13. [13]S. Albrecht and S. Druskat, “Ethology Investigates: Cooperation - An Online Conference,” Ethology, vol. 118, no. 7, pp. 607–609, Jun. 2012 [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0310.2012.02052.x Available at: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0310.2012.02052.x.
  14. [14]S. Druskat, “The distribution of also and too. Elicitation experiments in English linguistics,” Master's thesis, Freie Universität Berlin, 2010 [Online]. Available at: http://edocs.fu-berlin.de/docs/receive/FUDOCS_document_000000010134 Available at: http://edocs.fu-berlin.de/docs/receive/FUDOCS_document_000000010134.

Talks

  1. Druskat, S. (2018, September). ‘YOU HAVE 0 CREDIT – PLEASE INSERT C̶O̶I̶N̶ FILE: The Citation File Format.’ 3rd conference of Research Software Engineers, Birmingham, UK.
  2. Druskat, S., & Krause, T. (2018, September). ‘Surviving the vacuum: A strategy for sustaining software in the absence of RSE teams.’ 3rd conference of Research Software Engineers, Birmingham, UK.
  3. Druskat, S. (2018, March). ‘Making research software easily citable with the Citation File Format.’ SSI Collaborations Workshop 2018, Cardiff, UK.
  4. Druskat, S., & Vertan, C. (2018, March). ‘Nachnutzbarmachung von Forschungsdaten und Tools am Beispiel altäthiopischer Korpora.’ DHd 2018, Cologne, Germany.
  5. Druskat, S. (2017, May). ‘Research Software Engineers: The people behind research software.’ OpenTechSummit 2017, Potsdam, Germany.
  6. Druskat, S. (2016, November). ‘Entwurf eines Metadatenrepositoriums zur Erfassung technischer Nachhaltigkeit von Forschungssoftware.’ Helmholtz Open Science Workshop “Zugang zu und Nachnutzung von wissenschaftlicher Software”, Dresden, Germany. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.168383 Available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.168383.
  7. Druskat, S., Krause, T., & Odebrecht, C. (2016, September). ‘Utilising ANNIS for search and analysis of historical data.’ Workshop “Reuse or New Development: Sustainability of resources and tools for multi-facetted historical data and languages”, FORGE 2016, Hamburg, Germany.

Activities

Chairs

Working groups

Grants

I have received a non-competitive travel award for WSSSPE4 (2016, Manchester, UK; US$ 1,000), and the following competitive travel grants:

I also receive funding assistance from the Software Sustainability Institute. The Software Sustainability Institute is supported by the EPSRC, BBSRC and ESRC Grant EP/N006410/1. (2018-2019, UK; undisclosed)

Professional Organizations

CV

Academic  
2016- Researcher, project: A corpus-based contrastive study tense, aspect, modality and polarity (TAMP) in Austronesian languages of Melanesia (MelaTAMP)
  (Kilu von Prince, Manfred Krifka). Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
2011-2014 Researcher, project: Towards a corpus-based typology of clause linkage (Volker Gast, Balthasar Bickel). Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.
2008-2009 Student assistant, project: A typology of reciprocal markers (Ekkehard König, Volker Gast). Freie Universität Berlin.
   
Professional  
2005-2014 Managing Editor, EEO Expert & Journal Publishing Assistant, Blackwell Verlag GmbH, Wiley-Blackwell (Berlin)
2004-2005 Assistant Teacher (German), Hutchesons’ Grammar School (Glasgow)
2001-2004 Journal Publishing Assistant, Blackwell Verlag GmbH, Wiley-Blackwell (Berlin)
   
Education  
2010 Magister Artium, Freie Universität Berlin
2005-2010 English (major), Linguistics, German (minor), Freie Universität Berlin
2000-2004 English, German (Teaching Certificate), Freie Universität Berlin
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