November 14–December 5, 2015

Martin Raubal is Professor of Geoinformation Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. He was previously Associate Professor and Vice-Chair at the Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Junior Professor at the University of Münster. Raubal received his Ph.D. in Geoinformation from Vienna University of Technology in 2001 with honors. He holds an M.S. in Spatial Information Science and Engineering from the University of Maine and a Dipl.-Ing. in Surveying Engineering from Vienna University of Technology. His research interests lie in the areas of Mobility & Energy, more specifically in mobile GIS & LBS, spatial cognitive engineering, mobile eye-tracking, and GIS for renewable energy analysis. Raubal is currently Co-Chair of AGILE (Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe) and was a board member of UCGIS (University Consortium for Geographic Information Science) from 2008–2011. He serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Location Based Services, and on the editorial boards of Transactions in GIS, Journal of Spatial Information Science, Spatial Cognition and Computation, and Geography Compass. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 books and research papers published in refereed journals and conference proceedings.

Raubal is currently on sabbatical and while here, he is collaborating with Werner Kuhn and colleagues in Geography on research concerning spatial concept validation and gaze-based wayfinding support.