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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.

Tiffany Kwok is a doctoral student who joined the geoGAZElab in February 2018. She finished her Bachelor and Master degree in Computer Science at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where she defended her Master Thesis on “Understanding User Engagement Level during Tasks via Facial Responses, Eye Gaze and Mouse Movements” in 2017. Now she is working on the LAMETTA Project. Her research interests lie in the field of “Human Computer Interaction”, “Eye-tracking” and “User Intentions”.

Luis Lutnyk joined the geoGAZElab as a doctoral student in 2019. His research focuses on human-computer interaction, especially in Aviation. In the PEGGASUS project he is exploring the use of Eye Tracking in the cockpit and how novel interactions can help pilots and improve pilot training. He holds a university degree in electrical engineering and worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits before joining ETH Zürich.

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.

Kevin Gonyop Kim joined the geoGAZElab in February 2022 as a postdoctoral researcher. He received his doctoral degree in computer science from EPFL and his thesis was on the design of novel digital experiences in the field of education. He is currently working on the 3D sketch maps project where he is investigating the use of 3D sketch maps in the process of understanding and representing 3D spaces, with a particular focus on extended reality (XR) technologies. His research interests include human-computer interaction, extended reality, eye tracking, and user experience.

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.