Federica Bressan (1981) is a post-doctoral researcher at Ghent University, where she leads a research project on interactive installation art under the Marie Curie funding programme H2020-MSCA-IF-2015 (http://daphnet.federicabressan.com/). She holds an MD in Musicology and a PhD in Computer Science. She previously held a post-doctoral research position at the Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy, where she coordinated the laboratory for sound preservation and restoration (http://smc.dei.unipd.it/).The core of her research lies in the study of the relationship between historical audio recordings and their digital (digitised) representation – a relationship which is not only very complex, it also develops over time (context, digital philology, hermeneutic implications of encoding cultural objects). She is also co-founder of the University startup Audio Innova, for which she has designed and developed software modules to automatize preservation routines and controls for data integrity verification.She has published her work in international peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. She has participated in several international research projects, involving some of the finest sound archives in Europe. She is active in science popularization with articles and presentations, and she is a member of the Steering Committee of the Ghent Center for Digital Humanities (GhentCDH: http://www.ghentcdh.ugent.be/). She is General Chair of the International Workshop on Digital Philology for the Preservation of Multimedia Archives (2015, 2016: http://digitalphilology.org/).