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Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor at Graz University of Technology, Institute of Geodesy, Research Group Geoinformation


Curriculum Vitae

I am Assistant Professor at Graz University of Technology, Institute of Geodesy, Research Group Geoinformation. I was Visiting Scholar at Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara. Additionally, I am lecturer at University of Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics, and lecturer at Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt/Celovec, Department of Geography.

Education

03.2007 - 03.2010 Surveying and Geoinformation, Dr. techn.
Doctoral College Surveying and Geoinformation
Department of Geoinformatics
Graz University of Technology, Austria

Title of the dissertation: "Real-time spatial optimization"
(Advisory committee: Prof. Norbert Bartelme, Prof. Michael Frank Goodchild, Prof. Harald Vacik)
02.2005 - 02.2007
PhD studies in the field of Applied Mathematics and Operations Research

Department of Mathematics
Alpen Adria University Klagenfurt, Austria
09.2005
State Examination for Senior Forestry Service in Austria
Passed with distinction
10.2000 - 07.2004
School of Geoinformation, Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

University of Applied Sciences, Villach, Austria
Graduation with distinction

Title of the diploma thesis: "GIS based planning of forest road networks"
09.1994 - 07.1999
Technical Forestry High School Bruck/Mur (Engineering degree)

Graduation with distinction

Title of the interdisciplinary graduation project: "Comparative Study of harvesters in thinning operations”

 

Work Experience

since 04.2015 Assistant Professor

Graz University of Technology,
Institute of Geodesy, Research Group Geoinformation
 

since 05.2016

Visiting Scholar

University of California, Santa Barbara; Department of Geography
Member of the Research Group of Rick L. Church
since 07.2013
Associated Faculty

Doctoral College Geographic Information Science (dk.gisicience.zgis.net)
University of Salzburg
05.2012 -
03.2015

Senior Researcher (PostDoc)


Research Studios Austria, Studio iSPACE (ispace.researchstudio.at)

Salzburg, Austria
10.2011 - 04.2012
Innovation Engineer

Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach

Real-time tracking of production assets in the production line
Spatial-temporal modeling and simulation of the production process
(spatial) Visualization and (geo-) Visual Analytics of various datasets
09.2011
Visiting Researcher
Department of Finance and Management (Prof. Mikael Rönnqvist)
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Bergen, Norway

Swedish Forest Research Institute-Skogforsk (Gert Andersson)
Uppsala, Sweden
10.2010 - 09.2011
University Assistant (PostDoc)

Institute of Geoinformation and Cartography (Prof. Andrew U. Frank)
Vienna University of Technology

The research work comprises the field of NoSQL databases in spatial applications and semantics, e.g. Web 2.0 and volunteered geographic information. Furthermore, an analytical analysis of spatial-temporal level of detail – which is usable for process modeling with varying granularities – is of current research interest as a starting point for the development of process ontologies and the semantics thereof.
04.2007 - 04.2009
and
12.2009 -
08.2010

University Project Assistant
Institute of Geoinformation (Prof. Norbert Bartelme)
Graz University of Technology, Austria

Researcher in the Project “LISA – Land Information System Austria" (www.landinformationsystem.at)
Researcher in the Project "SOSGuide"
Researcher in the Project "Database of Bavarian Dialects in Austria Electronically Mapped" (http://wboe.oeaw.ac.at)

09.2004 - 12.2006
Junior Researcher

School of Geoinformation
University of Applied Sciences, Villach, Austria

Researcher in the Project "NETQUEST"
Researcher in the Project "Timber logistics for forest association Carinthia"
Researcher in the Project "ROADS - Realtime Online Applications for Decision Support: From Sensors to Decisions" (Link)

 

Awards & Grants & Research Funding

10.2015 MSc Thesis funded by Infineon Technologies: "Spatial Data Infrastructure
for Indoor Manufacturing Environments: A Case Study at a Semiconductor Manufacturing Company."
11.2014 PhD Thesis funded by Infineon Technologies: "Modeling, Analyzing and Simulating in Indoor Production Spaces"
Funding for 1 PhD Student for 3 years
02.2014 Bachelor's Thesis funded by Infineon Technologies: "Analyzing and Monitoring of Transport Processes in an Indoor Environment"
Funding for 1 Student for 4 Months
01.2014 Research Proposal "ASSIST 4.0" submitted to FFG funding programme "Future Production" ("Produktion der Zukunft") is selected for funding!
Collaborative Research Project (30 months):
    - overall project budget: ~3 Mio EUR; overall grant sum: ~1,9 Mio EUR
    - budget for RSA iSPACE: ~285k EUR; grant sum for RSA: ~230k EUR

 
05.2013 EU FP7 Call FP7-NMP-2013-SME-7:
Proposal FOCUS (together with 11 Partners from Europe):
Collaborative Research Project Grant (30 months): Grant Sum: Approx 4 Mio EUR, Grant for iSPACE: 400k EUR
03.2013
Master's Thesis funded by Infineon Technologies: "Tracking of Production Assets in an indoor Environment"
Funding for 1 Master Student for 10 months
04.2011
Forschungspreis of Province of Styria (Simulation and Modeling)
Finalist
 
03.2011
Geoinformatics Thesis Award - Finalist
Institution: Technical University Munich (Runder Tisch GIS)
 
03.2011
Short term scientific mission grant
COST Initiative FP0804 “Forestry Decision Support Systems”
funding for a one month research stay at Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration in Bergen (Norway) in 2010 and 2011
 
05.2010
Scientific Workshop
Grant
International energis’10 Workshop in Dushanbe, Tajikistan: 20.09.2010 - 24.09.2010.
Institution: Eurasia Pacific Uninet
 
05.2009
S
cientific Workshop Grant
International OpenSolarCA’09 Workshop in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: 24.08.2009 - 26.08.2009.
Institution: Eurasia Pacific Uninet
 
09.2005
Winner of the diploma thesis contest 2005 of "Build! akademisches Gründerzentrum Kärnten GmbH"

 

other Skills & Activities

since 08/2016
Memberof the Reviewing Committee GI_Forum
both Journal and Conference
GI_Forum conference: http://www.gi-forum.org/
GI_Forum Journal (all issues): http://epub.oeaw.ac.at/gi_forum
Editorial Board and Committee: http://www.gi-forum.org/journal/editorialboard
since 02/2015
Reviewer
for the International Journal of Geographic Information Science (IJGIS)
(http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tgis20/current#.VR03KFPHJZR)
since 01/2015
Reviewer
for the Journal Cartography and Geographic Information Science (http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?journalCode=tcag20#.VLg-M4fV9bE)

since 03/2014

Scientific Committee Member
of the Conference Service Oriented Mapping 2014 (SOMAP2014) http://somap.cartography.at
since 01/2014
Program Committee Member
of AGIT Conference (Salzburg, Austria) www.agit.at
since 12.2013
Reviewer
for the Journal Geography and Regional Planning (http://www.academicjournals.org/jgrp)

06.2013 - 09.2013

Mentor in Google Summer of Code 2013
(along with Steve Woodbridge and Daniel Kastl)  - OSGeo Project "Implementation of VRP Solution in pgRouting"
since 06.2013
Associated Faculty Member of Doctoral College GIScience (http://dk-giscience.zgis.net)
since 05.2013
Reviewer
for the Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research (http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/sfor20)
since 04.2013
Reviewer
for the Journal Biomass & Bioenergy (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/biomass-and-bioenergy/)
since 03.2013
Lecturer at Department of Geography of Alpen Adria University Klagenfurt
 
since 09.2012
Lecturer at Department of Geoinformatics of University of Salzburg
 
since 2012
Reviewer
for the Journal Sensors (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors)
03.2011 - 09.2011 Lecturer at University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt
2010
Scientific Workshop Organization Committee:
International energis’10 Workshop in Dushanbe, Tajikistan: 20.09.2010 - 24.09.2010.
2009
Scientific Workshop Organization Committee:
International OpenSolarCA’09 Workshop in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: 24.08.2009 - 26.08.2009.
since 2007
Reviewer

International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructure Research (http://ijsdir.jrc.ec.europa.eu).

 

 

Supervised Thesis

2014-2017 PhD Thesis "Modeling, Analyzing and Simulating in Indoor Production Spaces"
(working title) (Stefan Schabus, MSc)
in progress
2014 Bachelor Thesis "Analyzing and Monitoring of Transport Processes in an Indoor Environment" (Philipp Lackner) completed
2013/2014 Master Thesis "Tracking of Production Assets in an indoor Environment" (Stefan Schabus, BSc) completed
2013/2014 Master Thesis "User Experience Evaluation of Geoportals" (Andreas Lohnauer, BSc), together with Marianna Obrist and Norbert Bartelme in progress