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Carsten Kessler
Position: Assistant Professor
Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
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 Assistant Professor for Geographic Information Science at the Department of Geography at Hunter College and Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Research of Spatial Information. He is one of the organizers of the Linked Science workshop series and co-chairing the W3C Emergency Information Community group. Before moving to New York, Carsten was a post-doc researcher in the Semantic Interoperability Lab at Institute for Geoinformatics, University of Münster, Germany. His current research is spanning 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.