Michael Piotrowski is associate professor of digital humanities in the Department of Language and Information Sciences in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Lausanne (UNIL). He was academic co-director of the dhCenter UNIL–EPFL from its founding in 2018 until the beginning of 2021 and co-director of the Laboratory of Digital humanities and Cultures of the University of Lausanne (now merged into the dhCenter)
His current research focuses on history and theory of digital humanities, particularly on questions of methodology and epistemology.
Before coming to Lausanne, he headed the Digital Humanities research group at the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz, Germany.
He holds a doctoral degree in Computer Science from Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany, and an M.A. in Computational Linguistics, English Philology, and Applied Linguistics from Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nuremberg, Germany.