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[   Education   ]


02/2005
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12/2009

PhD in Natural Sciences - Geoinformatics
Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria & Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Thesis: Live Geography - Standardised Geo-sensor Networks for Real-time Monitoring in Urban Environments.

09/2003
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03/2005

Master of Science
Halmstad University, Sweden
Computer Systems Engineering. Graduation with distinction.

10/2000
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03/2005

Diplomingenieur (FH) [internationally comparable to an MSc]
Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Information technology and systems management. Graduation with distinction.

[   Work Experience   ]


10/2015
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to present

Assistant Professor
Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, Austria
Lead GIScience Lab, project acquisition and management, GIScience lectures, PhD and master student supervision

04/2013
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to present

Visiting Scholar
Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Core curriculum development "GIScience", teaching geoinformatics, research agenda development, executive training

09/2012
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09/2015

Research Director - Live Geography
Heidelberg University, Chair of GIScience, Germany
Group lead, GIScience lectures, project acquisition and management, PhD/master student supervision, GI research coordination, working group establishment

07/2014
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09/2015

Senior Scientist and Lecturer
Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, Austria
Project acquisition and management, GIScience lectures, student supervision, working group establishment

07/2009
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07/2014

Lecturer
Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, Austria
Lectures on Software engineering for geoinformatics

05/2007
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01/2014

Research Affiliate
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SENSEable City Lab, Cambridge, USA
Project development and implementation, system architecture design, web application engineering, sensor web projects, presentations

09/2012
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04/2013

Lecturer
University of Osnabrueck, Institute for Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing, Germany
Lectures on Mobile Geo-Application Development

09/2011
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08/2012

Visiting Professor (Associate Professorship)
University of Osnabrueck, Institute for Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing, Germany
GIS Lectures, project acquisition and management, master student supervision, GI research coordination, bridging GIS and remote sensing

02/2005
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08/2012

Research Scientist
Research Studios Austria Forschungsgesellschaft mbH - iSPACE (formerly part of today's Austrian Institute of Technology), Salzburg, Austria
Project conception, management and implementation, Web application engineering, sensor web projects, presentations, fund raising

05/2004
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08/2004

Internship
Research Studios Austria Forschungsgesellschaft mbH - iSPACE (formerly part of today's Austrian Institute of Technology), Salzburg, Austria
Web application development, address standardisation: web-service with XML over HTTP and dynamic database connection

08/2002
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09/2002

Internship
Salzburg Research Forschungs GmbH, Salzburg, Austria
Quality of Service in IP networks

07/2002
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08/2002

Internship
Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Systems Enterprise Services GmbH, Rosenheim, Germany
Reliability assessment of a laser-based data transmission system (155MBit/s)

[   Grants and Awards   ]


10/2016

B&C Bildungspreis (education price for the iDEAS:lab)
Awarded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education

05/2015

Theodor Körner Price
Category of Medicine, Natural Sciences and Technology
Awarded by the President of Austria

05/2015

Special Innovation Award
Austrian Ministry of Transportation, Innovation and Technology (bmvit)

02/2013

Mobility Grant for Excellence in International Research Collaboration
Funding Institution: Heidelberg University, Germany - Excellence Initiative II
Partners: MIT (USA) and Harvard University (USA)

09/2012

Klaus Tschira Fellowship "Advancing GIScience"
Klaus Tschira Foundation, Heidelberg, Germany

02/2012

Best Paper Award
4th International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services - GEOProcessing 2012

06/2011

Price for Excellent Lecturing - Finalist
Institution: University of Salzburg, Austria

03/2011

Geoinformatics Thesis Award - Finalist
Institution: Technical University Munich (Runder Tisch GIS)

03/2010

Visiting Scholar Grant
Taiwan National Science Council

02/2010

Best Paper Award
2nd IEEE-IARIA International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services - GEOProcessing 2010

02/2009

Best Paper Award
1st IEEE-IARIA International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services - GEOWS 2009

04/2007
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to present

International Communication Grants
Austrian Research Association, German Academic Exchange Service, ESRI, a.o.

01/2005
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04/2007

PhD Grant (ARC All-round Excellence as part of the Brainpower Initiative)
Austrian Research Centers - ARC

08/2003
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01/2005

Erasmus Mobility Grant
Institution: European Commission

[   Invited Talks   ]


11/2016

Urban Emotions - Sicherer Radverkehr mit Hilfe von menschlichen und technischen Sensoren
Fahrradkommunalkonferenz 2016, Erlangen

11/2016

URBAN Sensing - Messung der städtischen Lebensqualität mit technischen und menschlichen Sensoren
65. Netzwerktagung des URBAN-Netzwerkes, Graz, Austria

09/2016

Research Frontiers in Analysing Social Media Data
Harvard University ABCD GIS Talks, Cambridge MA, USA

02/2016

Integrated Geo-sensing: Real-time Geoinformatics through Human and Technical Sensors
Birmingham University Seminar Series

06/2016

Sensoren in der Stadt - Technische und Menschliche Sensoren für smarte Echtzeit-Städte
Österreichischer Städtetag, Innsbruck, Austria

05/2014

Innovative Methoden zur Analyse und Visualisierung nutzergenerierter Daten
Workshop Umweltinformationssysteme, Karlsruhe, Germany

12/2013

Fusing Data from Technical and Human Sensors
Dagstuhl Seminar "Geosensor Networks: Bridging Algorithms and Applications", Wadern, Germany

05/2013

The Real-time Value of Standardisation: Fusing Heterogeneous Sensor Data Sources
Creating the Policy and Legal Framework for a Location-Enabled Society Conference, Cambridge, USA

03/2013

A Puzzling Exercise: Network Data Assimilation for Diverse Air Quality Data
AirMonTech Conference, Duisburg, Germany

06/2012

Pervasive Mobile Sensing for Emergency Management, Environmental Monitoring, Public Safety and Live Cities
WhereCamp Berlin, Germany

04/2012

Pervasive Sensing to Monitor Urban Dynamics
Geospatial World Forum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

01/2012

Challenges in Handling Large Data Volumes in Geo-Processing
Panel Discussion at GEOProcessing12 Conference, Valencia, Spain

09/2011

Mobile In-situ Messdaten und Echtzeit-GII im Naturschutz
Fachtagung GIS in Natur- und Umweltschutz - Technik und Anwendung Mobiler Erfassungs- und Kontrollsysteme, Schneverdingen, Germany

07/2011

The Pathway to the Real-time City
Panel Discussion at GI Forum and AGIT, Salzburg, Austria

07/2011

Theory and Practice of Geospatial Database Design
EnviSDI Summer School, University of Salzburg, Austria

06/2011

Web-based Geo-processing for Real-time Multi-level Decision Support
EnviSDI Summer School, University of Salzburg, Austria

01/2011

Standardisierte Geo-Sensor Webs für Bereichsübergreifende Echtzeit-Wasserwirtschaft
GIS & GDI in der Wasserwirtschaft. Kassel, Germany

07/2010

Geospatial Database Design - Concepts ::: Technologies ::: Challenges
EnviSDI Summer School, University of Salzburg, Austria

03/2010

Pervasive Sensing - A Multi-dimensional Challenge in the Stress Field Technology - Innovation - Society
National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

03/2010

Live Geography - Standardised Geo-sensor Networks for Real-time Monitoring
National Cheng Kung University, Tainan Taiwan

02/2010

Digital Society Trends: Geospatial Processing Challenges
Panel Discussion at GEOProcessing 2010 Conference, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles

06/2008

Sensors, RFID and GIS: Technology - Applications - Society
Location-based Services Summer School, University of Salzburg, Austria

07/2007

New Hypes: Map Web 2.0, Mashups, Location-based Services - A Look Behind the Scenes
Location-based Services Summer School, University of Salzburg, Austria

10/2006

Collaborative Web Mapping - An Introduction
Human Security: People-Homes-Infrastructure Summer School, Salzburg, Austria

01/2003

Laser-based Data Transmission - An Empirical Assessment
ICT Forum, University of Applied Sciences, Salzburg, Austria

[   Other Skills, Competences and Functions    ]


Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Health Geographics
http://www.ij-healthgeographics.com

Co-Chair of the Geoinformatik 2013 Conference
http://www.geoinformatik2013.de

Co-organiser of the Young Researchers' Forum GIScience 2012
In alliance with GI-Forum 2012 - Salzburg, Austria - http://www.gi-forum.org

Editorial Board Member of the Journal for Geographic Information Science
http://epub.oeaw.ac.at/gi_forum

Conference Chair and Scientific Committee Member of the International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services
http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/GEOProcessing12.html

Organiser of the Geo-Sensor Networks Session at Runder Tisch GIS Workshop
http://www.rtg.bv.tum.de

Associated Faculty Member of the Doctoral College "GIScience"
http://dk-giscience.zgis.net

Executive Board Member of Samsonwind GmbH
http://www.samsonwind.at

Advisory Board Member and External Expert
FP7 TIRAMISU, INTERREG Cross-boarder Emergency Atlas, a.o.

Member of the Development Team of the Bachelor/Master Programme of the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences
Degree course scheme, specialisations of Media Informatics and Signal Processing

Reviewer for the Following Journals
Cartography and Geographic Information Science (CaGIS)
Computers in Environment and Urban Systems (CEUS)
Future Internet
IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine
International Journal of Digital Earth (IJDE)
International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (IJDSE)
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH)
International Journal of Geographical Information Science (IJGIS)
International Journal of Health Geographics (IJHG)
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (IJGI)
Journal of Location-based Services (LBS)
Sensors
Transactions in GIS (TGIS)
a.o.

Reviewer/Scientific Committee Member for the Following Conferences
ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Sensor Web Enablement
AGILE Conference Workshop on "Integrating Sensor-Web and Web-based Geoprocessing"
AGIT
Symposium on Location-based Services
Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference
UbiComp
a.o.

Languages
German: mother tongue
English: excellent
French: good
Swedish: basic