Marcus Bingenheimer is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Temple University. He is a scholar of Buddhist Studies specializing in the history and literature of China and East Asia, often by using digital datasets and computational methods. He obtained an MA (Sinology) and Dr.phil (History of Religions) from Würzburg University and an MA (Communication Studies) from Nagoya University. His main research interests are the history of Buddhism in East Asia and early Buddhist sūtra literature. At Temple University he is also Academic Director of the Loretta C. Duckworth Scholars Studio where he helps to coordinate support for emerging digital scholarship technologies, such as Digital Humanities & Arts methods, 3D printing, or the use of VR-environments.