Prof. Mordechai (Muki) Haklay
Professor Muki Haklay is a Professor of Geographic Information Science at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College London (UCL). He is the co-founder and director of the UCL Extreme Citizen Science group, as well as the social enterprise Mapping for Change, both are dedicated to the use of participatory mapping and science to assist communities across the world. He specialises in participatory mapping and science, usability and Human-Computer Interaction aspects of geospatial technologies, and public access to environmental information.
Dr. Vyron Antoniou
Vyron (Byron) Antoniou is a Lt. Colonel in the Hellenic Military Geographical Service, where he leads the Cartography Branch. His background is in Surveying and Rural Engineering (National Technical University of Athens, Greece). He holds an MSc in Geoinformation from NTUA and a PhD in Geomatics from University College London (UK). His research focused on the analysis of the phenomenon of user generated spatial content and its challenges for mapping agencies. His research interests are in GIS, spatial databases, spatial analysis, Web mapping applications, VGI, spatial data quality, OGC specifications, ISO standards, XML and Web 2.0 technologies.
Dr. Sofia Basiouka
Sofia Basiouka is a Surveyor Engineer and her research is focused on land administration, cadastre, GIS applications and the potential of integrating VGI on them. She holds an MEng in Survey Engineering from National Technical University of Athens (2008), an MSc in Geographic Information Science from University College London (2009) and a PhD in the field of Cadastre from National Technical University of Athens (2015). Her PhD studies were supported by a scholarship awarded by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation. She has worked for six years, since its beginning, at the innovative project of the Archaeological Cadastre supported by the Greek Ministry of Culture and she is currently student at the National School of Public Administration and Local Government (ESDDA).
MA. Robert Soden
Robert is a PhD Student at the University of Colorado Boulder and a consultant to the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). His work focuses on the role of open data, volunteer technical communities and open source software in disaster risk management and response. Robert is a founding member of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and has been involved in participatory mapping projects for over 10 years. He holds a Masters Degree in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development from American University and the United Nations University for Peace.