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Postdoc Opportunity (still/again) available

Umeå University makes a massive effort on autonomous systems for industry and society of the future, with eight postdoctoral stipends in eight separate subprojects. These stipends are funded by the Kempe Foundation, and will offer funding for a two-year postdoc … Continue reading

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Quantifying space, understanding minds

We have a new paper out in the Journal of Spatial Information Science (JOSIS). In this paper, we present a visual summary approach that allows to easily contrast and compare literature in the multi-disciplinary domain of research comparing (formal) spatial … Continue reading

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An automatic method for scoring the positional likelihood of POIs in OSM

Alireza Kashian’s work on automatically assessing the likelihood that a point of interest (category) will be located at a selected location in a city has been accepted at the ISPRS International Symposium on Spatial Data Quality in Wuhan, China. The paper … Continue reading

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Identifying Landmark Candidates Beyond Toy Examples

My recent paper ‘Identifying Landmark Candidates Beyond Toy Examples‘ to be published in the journal KI – Künstliche Intelligenz has just appeared online. You can read it here. And since it is published as Open Access, you can also happily … Continue reading

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Postdoc Opportunities at Umeå University (and with me)

Umeå University makes a massive effort on autonomous systems for industry and society of the future, with eight postdoctoral stipends in eight separate subprojects. These stipends are funded by the Kempe Foundation, and will offer funding for a two-year postdoc … Continue reading

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SOCRATES

I have the pleasure of being a small part of a new ITN on Social Cognitive Robot Agents in the European Society (SOCRATES), coordinated here in Umeå by Thomas Hellström. SOCRATES is a training program for 15 PhD students, created to … Continue reading

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Indoor Wayfinding Tools

Springer just published ‘online-first’ a new Encyclopedia of GIS (edited by Shashi Shekhar, Hui Xiong, and Xun Zhou), covering a large range of topics from 3D to spatial statistics. I contributed an entry on Indoor Wayfinding Tools.

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Moving Up (North)

As of today, I am an Associate Professor (Universitetslektor) at the Department of Computing Science, Umeå University, Sweden. After very interesting and highly educational (in a strictly positive sense!) years in geography at UZH, I am looking forward to teaching … Continue reading

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Coupling Simulation and Optimization in Evacuation Planning

A tight coupling of simulation and optimization methods in evacuation planning provides a better informed, more realistic picture of what would happen in case of a disaster than any of the two methods would provide on its own. See how … Continue reading

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Spatial Learning and Navigation Services

We have two short papers accepted for GIScience 2016 in Montreal, Canada. Both papers look at how the use of navigation services (negatively) influences the users’ acquisition of spatial knowledge and some conditions under which this detrimental effect may be … Continue reading

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