Krzysztof Janowicz

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Associate Professor, Department of Geography; Program Chair, UC Santa Barbara Cognitive Science Program


Krzysztof Janowicz is an associate professor of geography at UC Santa Barbara, where he conducts research on geographic information science and geoinformatics. He directs the STKO Lab, which investigates the role of space and time in knowledge organization. He also chairs the university's Cognitive Science Program and is affiliated with the Center for Information Technology and Society. He is the community leader of the 52° North semantics community and one of two editors-in-chief of the journal Semantic Web - Interoperability, Usability, ApplicabilityPrior to UC Santa Barbara, Krzysztof was an assistant professor in the GeoVISTA Center in the Department of Geography at Pennsylvania State University. Before moving to the US, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the international research training group on Semantic Integration of Geospatial Information and in the Münster Semantic Interoperability Lab (MUSIL), at the Institute for Geoinformatics (IFGI), University of Münster, Germany


geographic information science; semantic web; linked data; web science; location-based social networks; geographic information retrieval; cyberinfrastructure; sensor web; theory-driven (e.g. semantics) and data-driven (e.g. data mining) methods