Bettina Speckmann (1972) works at the interface of mathematics, information science and cartography.
Her background is in geometric algorithms, an area of research that concerns abstract quantifiable calculations. She specialises in applying geometrical algorithms in cartography and geographical analysis. She plays a leading role in a European interdisciplinary project involving the analysis and visualisation of objects moving in space, such as birds, pedestrians and vehicles. Speckmann has worked in four different countries, giving her a broad perspective on science and university structures.