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 (WWU) in Germany, and a title of docent (2014) 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, and since 2015 he is a Privatdozent in geoinformatics at WWU. His transdisciplinary research investigates the roles of information networks, information visualisation, spatial information and online learning. Since 2016 he is the project lead of the Aalto University wide strategic development project, Aalto Online Learning (A!Ole).