Bahareh Heravi is a Data and Computational Journalism researcher, trainer, practitioner and innovator. She is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information and Communication Studies at University College Dublin (UCD), where she leads UCD’s Data Journalism programme. Bahareh is a member of the Irish Open Data Governance Board, and a co-founder and co-chair of the European Data & Computational Journalism Conference.
Prior to joining UCD, Bahareh was the head of Insight News Lab. During this time she led a number of R&D projects with the Irish National TV and Radio broadcaster, RTÉ, through her academic-industry collaborations. She is the former Lead Data Scientist at The Irish Times, where she spearheaded the Irish Times Data, and led the paper’s R&D programme.
Bahareh is named one of 22 high-flying scientists making the world a better place in 2019, and one of top 100 Schi-Tech individuals in Ireland in 2019.