Dr. Hou Ieong (Brent) Ho earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from National Taiwan University in 2013. Since then, he has been devoted to developing tools for historical research. During 2013 and 2016, he was a postdoctoral fellow at King's College London and Leiden University, where he served as the leading IT specialist in the ERC project "Communication and Empires" led by Hilde De Weerdt. In this role, he designed and developed the online platform MARKUS, which enabled semi-automatic tagging for Chinese historical texts. MARKUS won the 3rd place in the "Best DH Tools or Suite of Tools" category in the worldwide 2016 DH Award. Dr. Ho has been a research librarian for Digital Humanities in the East Asia department of Berlin State Library since 2016. At the Library he contributes to building digital services that introduce licensed materials to a broader public audience, such as the CrossAsia full-text search, ITR Explorer, and N-gram services.