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New project and open position: 3D Sketch Maps

We’re very much looking forward to the start of the 3D Sketch Maps project, for which we have now announced an open PhD position: Interaction with 3D Sketch Maps in Extended Reality.

The 3D Sketch Maps project, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation in the scope of the Sinergia funding program, investigates 3D sketch maps from a theoretical, empirical, cognitive, as well as tool-​related perspective, with a particular focus on Extended Reality (XR) technologies. Sketch mapping is an established research method in fields that study human spatial decision-​making and information processing, such as navigation and wayfinding. Although space is naturally three-​dimensional (3D), contemporary research has focused on assessing individuals’ spatial knowledge with two-​dimensional (2D) sketches. For many domains though, such as aviation or the cognition of complex multilevel buildings, it is essential to study people’s 3D understanding of space, which is not possible with the current 2D methods. Eye tracking will be used for the analysis of people’s eye movements while using the sketch mapping tools.

The 4-​year project will be carried out jointly by the Chair of Geoinformation Engineering, the Chair of Cognitive Science at ETH Zurich (Prof. Dr. Christoph Hölscher), and the Spatial Intelligence Lab at University of Münster (Prof. Dr. Angela Schwering).

Interested? Please check out the open PhD position on the ETH job board!


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Adrian Sarbach joins the team

We’re glad that Adrian Sarbach has joined the geoGAZElab as a doctoral student on the project “The Expanded Flight Deck – Improving the Weather Situation Awareness of Pilots (EFDISA)“.

Adrian has, among others, studied at EPFL (Bachelor) and at ETH Zurich (Master), obtaining his degrees in electrical engineering. He wrote his MSc thesis in collaboration with Swiss International Air Lines, on the topic of tail assignment optimization.


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Kuno Kurzhals: Junior Research Group Lead

Kuno Kurzhals has left us for his new position as Junior Research Group Lead in the Cluster of Excellence Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture (IntCDC) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

We wish him all the best and thank for the contributions he has made to the geoGAZElab during his PostDoc time!


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New project and open position: EFDISA

We are excited that we receive funding from the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (BAZL) for a new project, starting in July 2021: “The Expanded Flight Deck – Improving the Weather Situation Awareness of Pilots (EFDISA)“. The project aims at improving contemporary pre-flight and in-flight representations of weather data for pilots. This will allow pilots to better perceive, understand, and anticipate meteorological hazards. The project will be done in close collaboration with industry partners and professional pilots (Swiss International Air Lines & Lufthansa Systems).

We are looking for a highly motivated doctoral student for this project. Applications are now open.


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Suvodip Chakraborty starting in January

After a Corona-caused delay in the hiring process, we’re excited to announce that Suvodip Chakraborty will start as a PhD student in our Singapore-based project on Communicating Predicted Disruptions in the scope of the Future Resilient Systems 2 research program. Suvodip will start in January 2021.

Suvodip holds a Master of Science from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. His Master thesis was titled “Design of Electro-oculography based wearable systems for eye movement analysis”.


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Open PhD position in Singapore

As part of our involvement in the upcoming Future Resilient Systems II research programme, we are looking for a PhD candidate working on the development of a visualization, interaction and notification framework for communicating disruptions predicted from weak signals.

Employment will be at the Singapore-ETH Centre, workplace Singapore.

More details and application here.


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Victor Schinazi joins the team

We’re very happy to welcome Victor Schinazi as a new team member! He’ll be working with us for 4 months before joining the faculty of Psychology at Bond University in Australia.

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PhD graduation David Rudi

David Rudi has successfully defended his doctoral thesis on 16 September (“Enhancing Spatial Awareness of Pilots in Commercial Aviation”). We cordially congratulate, and are happy that he’ll stay with us as a PostDoc starting from November!


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Kuno Kurzhals joins the team

Kuno Kurzhals has started in our group as a PostDoc.

Welcome to the team!

[Current Team]


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Luis Lutnyk joins the team

We are happy to welcome Luis Lutnyk as a new PhD student in the GeoGazeLab! His research will be about eye tracking in aviation.

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Edit. Luis is part of the PEGGASUS project. This project has received funding from the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 821461


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Ioannis Giannopoulos Professor at TU Vienna

We congratulate Ioannis Giannopoulos to his new university professor position at TU Vienna, where he is heading the Research Group Geoinformation at the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation (since January). Ioannis was a PhD student and PostDoc with the GeoGazeLab between 2012 and 2017.


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Tiffany Kwok joins the team

We welcome Tiffany as a new PhD student in the LAMETTA project!

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Open PhD position

We are looking for a PhD candidate (LAMETTA project).

More details and application on the ETH website.


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Fabian Göbel joins the team

Fabian Göbel has started as a PhD student in the IGAMaps project (Intention-Aware Gaze-Based Assistance on Maps).

Great to have you on board, Fabian!

[Current Team]


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Research stay Andrew Duchowski

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Andrew Duchowski, a professor of Computer Science at Clemson University, will have a research stay in our group during his sabbatical (January to April 2016). He is a noted research leader in the field of eye tracking, having produced a corpus of papers and a textbook related to eye tracking research, and delivered courses and seminars on the subject at international conferences.

He’ll be a speaker at our Winter School in Monte Verità in January, co-editing our Special Issue in Spatial Cognition and Computation, and collaborate in our ongoing projects.


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PhD graduation

 

ioannis giannopoulos phd hatThank you all for the great teamwork over the last years and for the very cool hat you made for me!


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Open PhD position

We are looking for a PhD candidate (IGAMaps project).

More details and application on the ETH website, and as PDF.


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Vasilis Anagnostopoulos joins the team

Vasilis Anagnostopoulos has started as a PhD student in the LAMETTA project (Location-Aware Mobile Eye Tracking for Tourist Assistance).

Welcome to our team, Vasilis!

[Current Team]


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Open PhD position

We are looking for a PhD candidate (LAMETTA project).

More details and application on the ETH website.


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Martin Sudmanns joins the team

Martin Sudmanns, a Master student of Geoinformatics at Salzburg University, joins our team for a 3-months internship, starting in March 2015.

Welcome Martin!