Franz-Benjamin is Assistant Professor at the ITC, University of Twente, the Netherlands. Coming from a network science background, he is interested in the fundamental aspects of representing place in formal terms. Franz-Benjamin also conducts research on data quality of user-generated geographical data.
René is Juniorprofessor at the School of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University, Germany. His research is methodological in nature and concerned with space and place. The take of his work is mostly statistical, but extends beyond that into fundamental conceptual aspects.