Peter Mooney is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Maynooth University, Ireland. Having received his PhD in Computer Science from Maynooth University Peter moved away from academia and worked for over 10 years as a Research Fellow with the Environmental Protection Agency Ireland specialising in open data access for scientific, environmental and geospatial data at national and European levels. He returned to academia and took up his current post in 2016. Peter's main areas of research lie at the intersection of Computer Science and Geocomputation with particular emphasis on applying computational models and approaches to working with volunteered, user generated and citizen collected geospatial data and information. More recently the work of his research group has moved towards the integration of machine learning and artificial intelligence in problems in geocomputation. Peter is a passionate advocate and educator for the widespread use of open data, open science and open source software and has been consistently actively involved with the FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software for Geomatics), OpenStreetMap and open geodata communities globally for many years.