Exhibit Ambassadors

These men and women from around the globe work selflessly to make the exhibit a success. Their intellectual guidance and commitment to promoting science mapping are what has made Places & Spaces the vital exhibit it is today. Those whom are also members of the Advisory Board not only work to build public awareness of the exhibit, but also participate in the map selection process.
*Denotes Advisory Board member.

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  Name Location

*Denotes Advisory Board member

North America
Gary Berg-Cross*
Cognitive psychologist (PhD, SUNY–Stony Brook)
Potomac, MD
Kevin Boyack
President of SciTech Strategies, Inc.
Albuquerque, NM
Chaomei Chen
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
Donna J. Cox*
Director of the Advanced Visualization Laboratory at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana-Champaign, IL
Bonnie DeVarco*
Media X Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
Marjorie M.K. Hlava
President, chairman, and founder of Access Innovations
Albuquerque, NM
Peter A. Hook*
Head of Digital and Scholarly Services and LawArXiv Administrator, Cornell Law Library
Ithaca, NY
Vincent Larivière
Universitè de Montrèal
Montrèal, Cananda
Manuel Lima
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a senior user experience design lead at Microsoft Bing, and the founder of VisualComplexity.com
New York, NY
Lev Manovich*
Professor, The Graduate Center, City University of New York; Director, Software Studies Initiative (big data, digital humanities, visualization)
New York, NY
Micki McGee
Fordham University Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
Bronx, NY
Jeffrey Piestrak
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Alan Porter
Professor Emeritus of the School of Public Policy and of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
Carlo Ratti
Architect, Engineer, and Director of the SENSEable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Eric Rodenbeck
Founder and Creative Director of Stamen and member of the Board of Directors of the Kenneth Rainin Foundationn
San Francisco, CA
Martin Schaaper
Programme Specialist at the UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Montréal, Canada
Andre Skupin*
Associate Professor of Geography at San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
Michael J. Stamper
Data Visualization Designer and Consultant for the Arts, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
Stephen Uzzo*
Vice President of Science and Technology for the New York Hall of Science
Queens, NY
Caroline S. Wagner
Wolf Chair at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs and North American Editor of the Science & Public Policy journal
Columbus, OH
Scott B. Weingart
Hunt Library, Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
  Latin America
Mariana Espinosa
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico
Petra Ahrweiler
European Academy of Technology Assessment
Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler
Michael Batty
University College London
London, England
Bob Bishop
Chairman and founder of BBWORLD Consulting Services Sàrl and president and founder of the ICES Foundation. Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva, Switzerland
Monika Börner Leipzig, Germany
David Chavalarias
Complex Systems Institute of Paris IdF
Paris, France
Maria Rosaria D’Esposito
ATTN and Università degli Studi di Salerno
Salerno, Italy
Sara Fabrikant*
Professor of geography and head of the Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis (GIVA) group at the GIScience Center, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Zürich, Switzerland
George Kampis
Eötvös University
Budapest, Hungary
Loet Leydesdorff
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ed (Noyons) Noijons
CWTS Leiden University
Leiden, The Netherlands
Veslava Osinska
Institute of Information Science and Book Studies at Nicolas Copernicus University in Torun, Poland
Torun, Poland
Andrew Ravenscroft
Learning Technology Research Institute (LTRI), London Metropolitan University
London, United Kingdom
Jörg Reichardt
Institute of Theoretical Physics at University of Würzburg
Andrea Scharnhorst
Virtual Knowledge Studio for the Humanities and Social Sciences
The Netherlands
Moritz Stefaner
Freelance designer on the crossroads of data visualization, information aesthetics, and user interface design
Bremen Area, Germany
Benjamin Wiederkehr*
Founder, InteractiveThings.com
Zürich, Switzerland
Sujit Bhattacharya
National Institute of Science Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS)
New Delhi, India
Indira Chowdhury
2011 CASI-NIF Spring Visiting Scholar; Scholar-in-Residence, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore
Bangalore, India
Yuko Harayama
Tohoku University
Sendai, Japan
Keith Nesbitt
The University of Newcastle
Callaghan, Australia

Acknowledgements: This exhibit is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. IIS-0238261, CHE-0524661, IIS-0534909 and IIS-0715303, the James S. McDonnell Foundation; Thomson Reuters; the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, University Information Technology Services, and the School of Library and Information Science, all three at Indiana University. Some of the data used to generate the science maps is from the Web of Science by Thomson Reuters and Scopus by Elsevier. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.