I am Swiss, grew up in Switzerland, and did most of my schooling there. After completing the MSc in informatics at the University of Zurich I went abroad. So far I have not returned. I am currently living in Hannover, where I lead the Knowledge Infrastructures research group at the TIB Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology. I have lived in fabulous Finnish Lakeland where I have completed a PhD in environmental informatics and a MSc in environmental science at the University of Eastern Finland. I lived for some time in the UK and in the US where I had the opportunity to work with great people at HP Labs in Bristol and Stardog Union (formerly Clark & Parsia) in Washington, DC. You can find me on Twitter @markusstocker and @envinf, on LinkedIn, ResearchGate, publons, Google Scholar, Google+, and Facebook. My ORCID is 0000-0001-5492-3212 and my FOAF URI is http://markusstocker.com/foaf#self.