Maria Ilvanidou is an archaeologist and digital humanities specialist, currently working as a scientific associate at the Digital Curation Unit / IMSI-Athena R.C. for the APOLLONIS: Greek Infrastructure for Digital Arts, Humanities and Language Research and Innovation project. She holds a BA in History and Archaeology from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2001) and a MSc in Cultural Informatics and Cultural Heritage Management from the University of Crete (2005). She has previously worked in projects exploring, documenting and communicating cultural heritage values and assets through advanced digital tools and platforms at the Greek Ministry of Culture, the National Research Foundation, the Academy of Athens, the University of Crete, and the Institute of Mediterranean Studies / Foundation of Research and Technology. Her research interests include digital archaeology, GIS and spatial analysis for the humanities, documentation standards, data architecture, cultural heritage management and communication.