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Carsten Kessler
Position: Professor
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., University of Münster, Germany, 2010
Research Interests: Information integration; linked data and semantic web technology; geospatial semantics; volunteered geographic information; emergency management; context modeling; collaborative and participatory GIS
Carsten Kessler is an Assocate Professor in the Department of Planning at Aalborg University Copenhagen. Before he moved to Copenhagen in 2016, he was an Assistant Professor for Geographic Information Science at Hunter College, City University of New York and Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Research of Spatial Information. He remains an adjunct faculty member in the Earth and Environmental Sciences program at the CUNY Gradute Center. Until fall 2013, he was a post-doc researcher in the Semantic Interoperability Lab at Institute for Geoinformatics, University of Münster, Germany. He has also worked as a consultant for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva, Switzerland. He was one of the organizers of the Linked Science workshop series and co-chaired the W3C Emergency Information Community group.  Carsten was a post-doc researcher in the Semantic Interoperability Lab at Institute for Geoinformatics, University of Münster, Germany. His current research spans a range of areas in the modeling and analysis of geographic information, including the analysis of social media in transportation research, using the Web as a data source for large-scale tests of geographic theories, and the development and use of vehicle-borne sensor networks.

Recent Publications:
Carsten Kessler and Chad Hendrix (2015) The Humanitarian eXchange Language: Coordinating Disaster Response with Semantic Web Technologies. Semantic Web Journal 6(1): 6–21.

Binyam Tilahun, Tomi Kauppinen, Carsten Kessler and Fleur Fritz (2014) Design and Development of a Linked Open Data-Based Health Information Representation and Visualization System: Potentials and Preliminary Evaluation. JMIR Medical Informatics 2(2):e31.

Carsten Kessler (2015) Central Places in Wikipedia. 18th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science: Geographic information Science as an enabler of smarter cities and communities. June 9–12, 2015. Lisboa, Portugal.

Tim Clark, Carsten Kessler and Hemant Purohit (2015) Feasibility of Information Interoperability in the Humanitarian Domain. AAAI Spring Symposium 2015: Structured Data for Humanitarian Technologies: Perfect fit or Overkill? March 23–25, 2015. Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA.

Simon Scheider, Jim Jones, Alber Sanchez and Carsten Kessler (2014) Encoding and querying historic map content. In Joaquín Huerta, Sven Schade, Carlos Granell: Connecting a Digital Europe Through Location and Place. Springer Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography 2014: 251–273.