I am a Swiss mapematician and love maps so much that I wear them when delivering talks. As professor and head of the Geography Department at the University of Zurich, and leading its Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis group, this happens regularly. My research and teaching interests lie in geovisual analytics, GIScience and cognition, graphical user interface design and evaluation, and dynamic cartography. I have been a member of the ICA Commissions on Visual Analytics, and User and User Issues, and chaired the Commission on Cognitive Visualization that I built from the ground up. I have served as a PC co-chair for AGILE 2008, GIScience 2010, CartoCon 2014, and COSIT 2015, and been a member of national cartographic societies (US, Canada, Switzerland), including the AAG.
Department of Geography
University of Zurich
- Art and Cartography
- Cognitive Issues in Geographic Information Visualization
- Maps and the Internet