Professsor Dr. Wolfgang Kainz#

Foto: Professor Kainz, private archive
Foto: Professor Kainz, private archive
Wolfgang Kainz holds a graduate degree in technical mathematics and computer science and a PhD in GIS from the Graz University of Technology, Austria.

He has more than 30 years of experience in education, research and consulting in the field of geographic information science. In his research he focuses on the theoretical issues of GIS in particular related to spatiotemporal modeling, uncertainty, and topology. He was one of the early pioneers working on formal research on spatial relationships based on topology and ordered sets.

He has led several research groups in Austria and The Netherlands where his expertise was requested in numerous consulting projects worldwide.

Prof. Kainz has guided more than 20 international PhD students, has excellent scientific connections worldwide, and held visiting professor positions at universities in Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Kuwait, Taiwan, and the USA.

Currently he leads the research group on cartography and GIScience at the University of Vienna and serves as chair of the Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna.

He is editor-in-chief of the Web of Science listed ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information.