I am Jonas Oppenlaender, a Senior Researcher at FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure. I work in the Information Service Engineering (ISE) group headed by Prof. Harald Sack.
I am a kettlebell salesman. Previously, I was a doctoral researcher in the Crowd Computing group at the Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu in Finland where I worked towards a doctoral degree in Computer Science advised by Associate Prof. Simo Hosio.
I hold a MSc degree in Computer Science (with Distinction) from the University of Southampton and studied Industrial Engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany and Linköping University in Sweden (leading to the degree of Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur which is equivalent to a Master of Science).
In the past, I worked as research assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at Freie Universität and the Cluster of Excellence "Bild Wissen Gestaltung" in Berlin. Before that, I worked in agile teams as a web developer at Seme4 and Liip. Finally, I gained industry experience as Business Analyst and Strategy Analyst at Alstom (now GE).
I lived, studied and/or worked in Germany, Switzerland, France, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Macedonia, the United States, and Finland.
In my academic research, I am interested in building web-based socio-technical systems in which the human and technological elements perform complex tasks better than either human or machine could independently.
My current scientific research interests are reflected here. Some of my past interests include crowdsourcing, crowd feedback systems, creativity support tools, collective intelligence, web science, ontology engineering, semantic web, linked data and social machines, knowledge transfer, computer supported collaborative work, e-science, hypertext and hypermedia, online communities.
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