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Current Team Members

Peter Kiefer is leading the geoGAZElab since it was started in 2011. He is working as a Senior Scientist at the Chair of Geoinformation Engineering at ETH Zurich. He is the principle investigator of the LAMETTA and IGAMaps projects. Peter received his doctoral degree in Applied Computer Science (Dr. rer.nat.) in 2011 from the University of Bamberg, Germany. His research activities span the fields of Geographic Information Science, Human Computer Interaction, Eye Tracking and Spatial Cognition. Peter has served as a PC Chair, Associate Chair and Area Chair for conferences in these fields and initiated a workshop series on Eye Tracking for Spatial Research.


Martin Raubal is Professor of Geoinformation Engineering at ETH Zurich. He was previously Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, UCSB. Martin’s research interests lie in the areas of Mobility & Energy, more specifically in LBS, spatial cognitive engineering, mobile eye-tracking, and GIS for renewable energy analysis. He serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Location Based Services. Martin has authored and co-authored more than 140 books and research papers published in refereed journals and conference proceedings.


Suvodip Chakraborty is a doctoral student who joined the geoGAZElab in January 2021. He is affiliated with the Singapore-ETH Centre in Singapore. He finished his Master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, where he defended his Master’s Thesis on the “Design of Electro-oculography based wearable systems for eye movement analysis” in 2018. In the scope of the Future Resilient Systems 2 program, his research is concerned with the development of a visualization, interaction, and notification framework for the communication of predicted disruptions. His research interests lie in the field of “Human-Computer Interaction” and “Eye-tracking”.


Adrian Sarbach is part of the geoGAZElab since July 2021, working on the “Expanded Flight Deck – Improving the Weather Situation Awareness of Pilots” (EFDISA) project as a doctoral student. He obtained both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in electrical engineering, at EPFL and ETH Zurich, respectively. He wrote his MSc thesis in collaboration with Swiss International Air Lines, on the topic of tail assignment optimization. His research interests lie at the intersection of geographic information systems and aviation.


Tianyi Xiao joined the geoGAZElab in September 2022 as a doctoral student, working on the 3D Sketch Maps project using Extended Reality (XR) technologies. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in urban planning at Chongqing University and Tianjin University, China, respectively. His Master’s thesis focuses on simulations of pedestrian dynamics and COVID-19 transmission under physical distancing conditions on the university campus. His research interests lie in human-computer interaction, GIS, and immersive technology.


Lin Che is a doctoral student who joined the geoGAZElab in April 2023, working on the “Eyes for Information, Communication, and Understanding” (Eyes4ICU) project. He was previously Senior Engineer at DiDi Technology. His research interests lie in Eye Tracking & Spatial Cognition, Mobility, and Spatio-temporal Data Mining. He received his Master’s degree in Cartography from TU Munich, Germany, and his Bachelor’s degree in Geographical Information Science from Wuhan University, China.


Yiwei Wang joined the geoGAZElab in April 2023 as a doctoral student, working on the Eyes4ICU DC 12 project Gaze-supported Travel Experience Logging. He received his bachelor’s degree in Remote Sensing Science and Technology from Wuhan University, China, and his master’s degree in Cartography, an Erasmus Mundus joint master program, from Technical University of Munich, Germany. He wrote his master thesis on using deep learning method to colourize historical satellite images and visualizing the results. His research interests are on eye tracking, deep learning and geoinformation.


Johanna Wörle is a research engineer who joined the geoGAZElab in 2024. She is affiliated with the Singapore-ETH Centre in Singapore. Holding a PhD in psychology from Ulm University (2023), she previously worked with the Wuerzburg Institute for Traffic Sciences. As a part of the L3Pilot and Hi-Drive consortium, her prior research centered on the human factors of automated driving, specifically examining the impact of adverse driver states (such as fatigue, distraction, and sleep) on human performance. In her current role at geoGAZElab, her research is focused on the effects of stress on human performance.