Digital Economy USRG

Hembo Pagi


I came to Southampton in 2006 for my MSc degree and been keeping coming back ever since. I have been working more than a decade in ICT, providing solutions for different commercial IT and archaeological projects. Recently I have been focusing on imaging techniques and working here at the university as a research assistant and technician.

My online presence

My publications in My website

My main interest lies in imaging technologies for cultural heritage. An topic close to my heart, is usability and accessibility in academic outputs.  Current projects include the prospection of the imaging related data management at the university and developing the digital communication infrastructure for university strategic research groups (which the current website is based on). In addition to that, I have been working on web applications to present archaeological data. I have received a grant for developing a website for archaeological sites in Estonia which is public now.



Earl, Graeme, Beale, Gareth, Pagi, Hembo and Smith, Nicole (2011) Reflectance transformation: an approach for imaging archaeological finds. The Archaeologist, (81), 36-37.


Beale, Gareth, Hitchcock, Steve, Pagi, Hembo and Boardman, Richard P. (2013) Supporting data management for 3D and raster data: lessons learned from the DataPool project. Archiving, 9.

Book Section


Earl, G., Porcelli, V., Papadopoulos, C., Beale, G., Harrison, M., Pagi, H. and Keay, S. (2013) Formal and informal analysis of rendered space: the Basilica Portuense. In, Bevan, Andrew and Lake, Mark (eds.) Computational Approaches to Archaeological Spaces. Walnut Creek, US. Left Coast Press/Routledge, pp. 265-305.

Conference or Workshop Item


Earl, Graeme, Beale, Gareth, Martinez, Kirk and Pagi, Hembo (2010) Polynomial texture mapping and related imaging technologies for the recording, analysis and presentation of archaeological materials. ISPRS Commission V Midterm Symposium, Newcastle, United Kingdom. 6 pp .
Mudg, M., Schroer, C., Earl, G., Martinez, K, Pagi, H., Toler-Franklin, C., Rusinkiewicz, S., Palma, G., Wachowiak, M., Ashey, M., Mathews, N, Noble, T. and Dellepian, M. (2010) Principles and practices of robust, photography-based digital imaging techniques for museums. 11th VAST International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Paris, France. 20 - 23 Sep 2010.
Pagi, Hembo (2010) When data becomes information: visualizing archaeological textiles. Fisher, B., Crawford, J. Webb and Koller, D. (eds.) Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Williamsburg, United States. pp. 285-291 .


Earl, G., Basford, Philip James, Bischoff, A.S., Bowman, A., Crowther, C., Dahl, J., Hodgson, M., Martinez, K., Isaksen, L., Pagi, H., Piquette, K.E. and Kotoula, E. (2011) Reflectance transformation imaging systems for ancient documentary artefacts. Bowen, Jonathan P., Dunn, Stuart and Ng, Kia (eds.) In EVA London 2011: Electronic Visualisation and the Arts. BCS. pp. 147-154 .


Byatt, Dorothy, Beale, Gareth, Hitchcock, Steve, Pagi, Hembo, Scott, Mark, Cox, Simon J., Earl, Graeme and White, Wendy (2013) Working collaboratively with PhD and early career researchers: agents for change. 8th International Digital Curation Conference "Infrastructure, Intelligence, Innovation: Driving the Data Science Agenda", Amsterdam, Netherlands. 14 - 16 Jan 2013. 1 pp .



Beale, Gareth and Pagi, Hembo (2013) Datapool Imaging Case Study: Final Report Southampton, GB. University of Southampton 30pp.

Chrysanthi, A., Earl, G. and Pagi, H. 2012. Visitor movement and tracking techniques. A visitor-sourced methodology for the interpretation of archaeological sites. In Proc. 4th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference (EuroMed 2012) (Limassol , Cyprus 29th October-3rd November 2012).