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Stephan Winter

Dr Winter's expertise is on computational and cognitive models of geographical information, in particular in the area of human orientation and wayfinding, and intelligent transportation systems. He has published numerous and influential papers on topics such as cognitive salience of spatial features, route modelling, route planning and route communication. One of his papers became the most frequently cited paper of the GIScience conference series, initiating a field of research on landmark selection. Another paper won the prestigious U.V. Helava Award 2008.

Dr Winter is on the editorial board of major international journals. He is regularly serving on the program committees of most of the relevant conferences in this field. In 2007 he won a fellowship of the Hanse Institute for Advanced Studies. Dr Winter chaired international conferences and multiple workshops in the area of geographic information theory. He is Victorian chair of the Spatial Information and Cartography Commission of the SSI, co-chair of a working group of the ISPRS, and member of the ACM (SIGSPATIAL) and the IEEE (ITS Society).

Dr Winter is an experienced project leader and research trainer, so far with granted project budgets of more than $2m and more than 30 supervised postgraduate students. Dr Winter was lead or sole investigator in multiple competitive national and international projects. Methods developed in his projects were implemented in commercial software in navigation services and tourism services, and contributed also to international standards of the Open Geospatial Consortium. Dr Winter is available for consulting and short courses.

A detailed CV and publication record is available at

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Stephan Winter
Dr.-Ing. (Bonn) habil. (Vienna)

Associate Professor
Department of Geomatics
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010

phone +61 3 8344 7875
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