This is a series of user-interactive network visualization of hadiths and their narrators. Using isnad chains, the graphs highlight knowledge transmission and allow for visualizing the teacher-student relationships that formed the Islamic intellectual tradition in its earliest stages. To construct this, I used a combination of historical research, dataset collection and management, software development, and web development. By visually presenting historical hadith data through datasheets and graphs, I make it more accessible to a wider audience and highlight intellectual relationships that are not clearly noticeable otherwise, leading to new possibilities in research and learning. The project is still in progress; its website can be found at www.muhaddithat.net.
The goal of this project was to make the Timbuktu Chronicles, two seventeenth-century texts on West African history, more accessible to audiences who are not specialized in classical Arabic. To do this, I trained artificial intelligence models for Named Entity Recognition and tested the accuracy of Optical Character Recognition models specifically on Tarikh as-Soudan and Tarikh al-Fattash. This project was a part of an internship with the Classics Department at Tufts University with mentorship from Professor Gregory Crane. It can be viewed here.
Interactive 2.5D Scene for Illustrations of Islamic Architecture
This is a user-interactive web-app that provides information on various mosques built in different times and places. Combining 2D illustrations with 3D rendering, it was completed as part of an undergraduate computer science course at the University of Massachusetts Boston, CS 460: Graphics, taught by Professor Daniel Haehn. Project details can be found at its GitHub repository here, and the project webpage can be found here.