Peter Kraker

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My name is Peter Kraker. I am the founder and chairman of Open Knowledge Maps, a charitable non-profit dedicated to improving the visibility of scientific knowledge for science and society alike. As part of our mission, we create a visual interface to the world’s scientific knowledge that enables a diverse set of stakeholders to openly explore, discover and make use of scientific content.

I am a long-time open science advocate – I am the coordinator of the GO FAIR Implementation Network “Discovery” and member of the core team of the Open Science Network Austria.

You may also know me for the following reasons:

In my research, I focused on visualizing scholarly communication on the web, open science, and alternative metrics for science and research (altmetrics). You can find a list of my publications and research outputs here, and slides to a number of selected talks here.

I received my doctoral degree (Dr. rer. soc. oec.) from University of Graz in 2014. I have worked in a number of EU-funded projects studying online scholarly communication, including the Network of Excellence STELLAR, the Marie Curie project TEAM, and most recently I lead the work package on innovative dissemination in the Horizon 2020 project OpenUP. For my work, I was awarded a Panton Fellowship of the Open Knowledge Foundation and a Marshallplan Scholarship of the Austrian Marshallplan Foundation, which I spent at the Personalized Adaptive Web Systems Lab of University of Pittsburgh. For my dissertation, I have received the GOR Thesis Award 2016 and the GRAWE Promotional Award 2014.

I serve as a reviewer on several editorial boards and program committees (among others the open access journals Data, Research Ideas and Outcomes (RiO), Frontiers in Library and Information Science). Between 2016 and 2018, I was a mentor for the Open Science Fellows program of Wikimedia Germany. From 2015 to 2018, I was a community coordinator of the Open Science Working Group of Open Knowledge Austria. From 2011-2013, I acted as chairman of the Knowledge Management Forum in Graz. I have also been involved in the organization of the Science 2.0 & Open Science Track at i-KNOW, as well as several editions of Barcamp Graz, and the JTEL Summer School.

If you want to contact me directly, please send an e-mail to pkraker (at) openknowledgemaps (dot) org.

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