Team

Current Lab Members

This section introduces the current members of the Mobility Information Engineering lab.

Prof. Dr. Martin Raubal

Martin Raubal is Professor for Geoinformation Engineering at the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation, ETH Zurich. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

More info at raubal.ethz.ch.

Dr. Pengxiang Zhao

Pengxiang is leading the Mobility Information Engineering Lab (MIE) since 2018. He is working as a PostDoc researcher at the Chair of Geoinformation Engineering at ETH Zürich. He is involved in COMMIT, SCCER Mobility and SBB Green Class project.

His research interests mainly lie in urban mobility, trajectory data analysis and mining. In particular, he focuses on exploring and analyzing human mobility patterns from massive trajectory data and related contextual data based on machine learning and data mining methods.

Methodological focus: Geographical Information Systems (GIS), movement data analysis, machine learning and data mining

More info at n.ethz.ch/~pezhao.

Christian Sailer

Christian is a PhD student at the Chair of Geoinformation Engineering at ETH Zürich. He is working on the OMLETH project funded by the Innovedum program of ETH, which has the goal of building a learning management system prototype to explore new ways of teaching and learning by location-based mobile learning.

He is mainly interested in mobile human computer interaction methods of learning and teaching across multiple contexts and locations. He focuses in particular on exploring and understanding the key parameters of designing learning modules, in order to enhance the learning progress.

Methodological focus: Geographical Information Systems (GIS),  Educational location-based information and communication technology, visualization and analysis of educational spatio-temporal data

More info at christiansailer.ch.

Dominik Bucher

Dominik is a PhD student at the Chair of Geoinformation Engineering at ETH Zurich. He is working on the SCCER Mobility project GoEco!, which aims at reducing energy usage of personal transportation by changing mobility behavior towards more sustainable alternatives.

Next to GoEco!, he’s working on other challenges from the transportation domain, such as facilitating multi-modal routing, respecting personal restrictions and preferences, automatic tracking of movement, inference of transport modes and analysis of trajectory data. Further, a big part of his research covers location based search, in particular search for spatio-temporal and volatile information, such as search for a carpooling partner.

Methodological focus: Location-based Services (LBS) and location-based search engines, models and algorithms for spatio-temporal information, routing systems and algorithms, linked and realtime spatio-temporal data, mobility tracking systems and mobile GIS

More info at dominikbucher.com.

Henry Martin

Henry is working as a PhD student in the Mobility Information Engineering Lab (MIE) at the Chair of Geoinformation Engineering at ETH Zürich. Currently, he is involved in the SBB Green Class project.
In general, he is interested in applying modern data analysis methods to spatio-temporal problems and investigating the role of mobility in our way towards a more sustainable energy system.

Methodological focus: Analysis and mining of spatio-temporal data, stochastic modelling, machine learning, and energy systems

Former Lab Members

Dr. David Jonietz

David was leading the Mobility Information Engineering Lab (MIE) from 2016 to 2018. At the time, he was working as a PostDoc researcher at the Chair of Geoinformation Engineering at ETH Zürich. As a spatial data scientist and mobility researcher, his area of expertise lies in the intersection between geoinformatics and GIS, data science and mobility studies. In particular, he focuses on how machine learning and data mining methods can be used and adapted to analyse mobility behaviour based on large trajectory datasets.

Methodological focus: Geographical Information Systems (GIS), movement data analysis, machine learning and data mining, geosimulation, agent-based models (ABM), network analysis and routing, Location-based Services (LBS)

More info at n.ethz.ch/~jonietzd.