Aalto University School of Science
November 7–18, 2016

Tomi Kauppinen is a project leader and docent at the Aalto University School of Science in Finland. He holds a habilitation (2014) in geoinformatics from the University of Muenster in Germany and a Ph.D. (2010) in media technology from the Aalto University. From April 2014 to September 2014 he was appointed as the Cognitive Systems Substitute Professor at the University of Bremen in Germany. He has been active in opening and sharing data, and created semantic recommendation and information exploration engines. The central themes in his research and teaching are linked data, data science and information visualization applied to spatio-temporal phenomena, and supporting the understanding of related cognitive processes. He has actively created online tutorials on these themes and has run related courses and tutorials at international conferences and universities. He has co-chaired workshops on visual approaches, spatial thinking and linked science, including the International Workshops on Linked Science 2011–2015 at the International Semantic Web Conferences. He is also the founder and community leader of LinkedScience.org.
Kaupinnen discussed his research for a ThinkSpatial brown bag in a presentation entitled,
On Spatial Aboutness.”