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Aaron Addison

Director, Research | Data | GIS, Washington Univ. St. Louis


In my position as the Director of Scholarly Services at Washington University in St. Louis, I lead a team of 16 professional staff focused on assisting faculty researchers and students in bringing big data, geospatial systems and data analytics to meaningful use on their work. My own areas of interest include place based research as well as understanding "systems of systems" in our world that combine areas of livelyhoods, poverty and environmental sustainability.

I have also dedicated a significant portion of my life to the exploration, understanding and documentation of caves. I am the primary investigator on projects to document caves in the Galapagos Islands, Amazonia Ecuador, the Yucatan peninsula, Laos and numerous locations in North America.