Dr Tomi Kauppinen is a docent and project leader on Online Learning at the Aalto University School of Science, Finland. From April 2014 to September 2014 he was a substitute W3 professor of Cognitive Systems at the University of Bremen, Germany.
Before joining the Department of Media Technology at the Aalto University Tomi Kauppinen was a postdoctoral researcher in the Muenster Semantic Interoperability Lab (MUSIL) at the Institute for Geoinformatics at the University of Muenster, Germany from 2010 to 2012. He holds a PhD from the Aalto University from 2010 with a thesis on reasoning about change and time. He has chaired many workshops in the field, including the VISUAL2014, SPATIAL2015 and Linked Science workshops (during 2011-2015) at the International Semantic Web Conferences.
His research focuses on information usability--especially the visualization, linkage and interaction aspects--to support human-computer interaction. Tomi develops methods for spatiotemporal and semantic modeling of processes such as changes in administrational borders, digital cultural heritage, extreme weather events, and linked open science. The aim is to facilitate human-computer interaction by providing better information retrieval results, better illustrations and visualizations of complex linkages, and to support understanding of large spatiotemporal information.
His projects in the University of Münster included opening and linking of scientific and educational data in in the Linked Open Data University of Muenster (LODUM) project and in the LinkedScience.org- project. The aim is to show via visualizations and applications how this can benefit understanding of the university activites, and to aid situated computing within the campus area. At the University of Muenster he also coordinated activities as a post-doc in the PhD program International Research Training Group on Semantic Integration of Geospatial Information.
Dr 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 title of docent (2014) and a Ph.D. (2010) in media technology from the Aalto University, and M.Sc. (2004) in computer science from the University of Helsinki. From April 2014 to September 2014 he was appointed as the Cognitive Systems Substitute Professor at the University of Bremen in Germany, and since 2015 he is a Privatdozent in geoinformatics at the University of Muenster. His transdisciplinary research investigates the roles of information networks, information visualisation, spatiotemporal information and online learning. Since 2016 he is the project lead of the Aalto University wide strategic development project, Aalto Online Learning, which covers activities ranging from blended learning to fully online textbooks and exercices, and from video production to online social interaction, and from augmented/virtual reality to games and gamification.
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