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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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W2GIS Paper accepted

Our paper A Mobile Application for a User-generated Collection of Landmarks, written by Marius Wolfensberger and myself, has been accepted for the upcoming conference on Web and Wireless Geographic Information Systems to be held in Grenoble, France, on May 21st and … Continue reading

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Job Openings for 2 PhD Candidates

We are currently looking for two new PhD candidates (doctoral researchers) associated with the newly SNF-funded EMOtive project. Click links for more details on position 1 and position 2 [this will open PDFs].

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Poster at COSIT

I’ll be presenting a poster on some work Xiaofei Zheng did as his Master project under my supervision at this year’s Conference on Spatial Information Theory. We compared POI coverage in Melbourne of OpenStreetMap and the WhereIs route planner. Accordingly, … Continue reading

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CEUS paper published

Our paper Granularity of Locations Referred to by Place Descriptions has now been published in Volume 41 of Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. Time to write a new article…

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Another book chapter published

The book Advanced Location-Based Technologies and Services edited by Hasan A. Karimi has been published by CRC Press. I have contributed a chapter to this book about How Using Location-Based Services Affects Our Understanding of Our Environment.

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AGILE paper published

Our paper The Impact of Classification Approaches on the Detection of Hierarchies in  Place Descriptions has been published in the AGILE conference proceedings that appeared in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. Daniela presented our work last week at the conference … Continue reading

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IJGIS paper published

Our paper Locating place names from place descriptions has now been published in the International Journal of Geographical Information Science.

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New Position and Location

Since April 2013, I am a Senior Lecturer (Oberassistent) in the Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis group at the Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland. I can now be found here.

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