Tuuli Toivonen is an associate professor of geography and geoinformatics at the University of Helsinki. Her broad research interest lies in advancing sustainable spatial planning and decision-making trough advanced geospatial analytics. Her current research focuses on understanding human-nature interactions and socio-spatial interactions of people, using open/big data sources, spatial analytics and machine learning approaches. Much of her work examines mobility and accessibility of people from different perspectives, using different data sources ranging from user generated data (social media, mobile phone, sports apps) to traditional data sources. Toivonen’s work is methodological and interdisciplinary in nature, contributing to discussions in big data and society, urban geography, land use, transportation and conservation planning, sustainability science and conservation geography. Toivonen is a keen supporter of open data and open science practices and she and her Digital Geography Lab have been awarded several prices for advancing openness both in science and in the society.
Personal webpage: https://researchportal.helsinki.fi/fi/persons/tuuli-toivonen
Lab webpage: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/digital-geography-lab