Robert Weibel — Research Projects

  1. Principal investigator, «A GIS Prototype Supporting Operational Avalanche Forecasting», Swiss Snow and Avalanche Research Institute, Davos, Oct – Nov 1992. 1 research assistant.

  2. Co-principal investigator, «Integration von Umweltdaten mit heterogenem Raum- und Zeitbezug» (Integration of Spatially and Temporally Heterogeneous Environmental Data). Swiss National Science Foundation, No. 50-35036.92, Jan 1993 – Dec 1995 (with Kurt Brassel, University of Zurich). 2 PhD students.

  3. Co-principal investigator, «Computergestützte Modellierung und Visualisierung von räumlichen Strukturen in den Geowissenschaften» (Computer-Assisted Modeling and Visualization of Spatial Structures in the Geosciences). Swiss National Science Foundation, No. 2000-037649.93, Oct 1993 - Sept 1996 (with Kurt Brassel, University of Zurich). 2x2 PhD students.

  4. Co-principal investigator, «Computergestützte Modellierung und Visualisierung von räumlichen Strukturen in den Geowissenschaften» (Computer-Assisted Modeling and Visualization of Spatial Structures in the Geosciences). Swiss National Science Foundation, No. 2000-047153.96, Oct 1996 – Sept 1999 (with Kurt Brassel, University of Zurich). 2x2 PhD students.

  5. Grant as a Visiting Scientist, Institut Géographique National, Saint-Mandé (France), March – April 1994.

  6. Principal Investigator, «Research in Support of MGE MapGeneralizer», Intergraph European Headquarters, Hoofddorp (NL), Oct 1994 – Sept 1995. HW/SW loan.

  7. Co-principal investigator, «Representation and Manipulation of Digital Terrain Models», Naval Regional Contracting Center, Environmental Sciences Branch, London, Oct 1994 – Oct 1997 (with Martin Heller, Univ. of Zurich). 1 PhD student.

  8. Principal investigator, «Methods for Knowledge Acquisition and Evaluation in Cartographic Generalization». Swiss National Science Foundation, No. 2100-043502.95, May 1996 – April 1998. 2 PhD students.

  9. Principal investigator, «Généralisation de données spatiales: Développement et utilisation de méthodes pour la caractérisation de structures». Ministère des affaires étrangères de la France, March 1996 – Feb 1998. Support for exchange visits of researchers with IGN France.

  10. Co-investigator, «Digital Capture, Processing and Analysis of the Würmian Ice Shield of the Rhine Glacier with GIS». Swiss Natl Science Foundation, No. 2100-049301.96, March 1997 – Feb 2000. 1 PhD student. (Principal Investigator: Wilfried Haeberli, Univ. of Zurich)

  11. Principal investigator, «AGENT: Automated Generalisation – New Technology», EU Fourth Framework Programme for RTD, Esprit Programme, No. 24939, Dec 1997 – Nov 2000. 1 postdoctoral researcher and 1 PhD student.

  12. Principal investigator, «Integrating Methods for Quality Evaluation in Cartographic Generalization». Swiss NSF, No. 2100-043502.95, May 1998 – April 2000. 2 PhD students.

  13. Principal investigator, «GENDEM: Map Generalization for Thematic and On-demand Mapping in GIS». Swiss NSF, No. 20-59249.99, May 2000 – April 2003. 2 PhD students.

  14. Principal investigator, «Management of Metainformation and Uncertainties in Digital Terrain Modeling». Swiss NSF, No. 20-59578.99, Dec 2000 – Nov 2003. 2 PhD students.

  15. Principal investigator & project leader, «GITTA: Geographic Information Technology Training Alliance». Swiss Virtual Campus, No. 2001-28, July 2001 – June 2004. Joint e-learning project with EPFL, ETHZ, Université de Fribourg, University of Applied Sciences Basel, University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland. 11 assistants and postdocs.

  16. Principal investigator (Partner), «WebPark: Geographically relevant information for mobile users in protected areas». EU Fifth Framework Programme for RTD, IST-2000-31041, Oct 2001 – Sept 2004. 1 postdoctoral researcher and 1 PhD student.

  17. Principal investigator (Partner), «SPIRIT: Spatially Aware Information Retrieval on the Internet». EU Fifth Framework Programme for RTD, IST-2001-35047, July 2002 – Sept 2005. 1 postdoctoral researcher and 1 PhD student.

  18. Co-investigator, «Knowledge Based Dynamic Landscape Analysis and Simulation for Alpine Environments». Swiss NSF, No. 4048-064432/1, March 2002 – Feb 2005. 3 PhD students. (Principal Investigator: Britta Allgöwer, University of Zurich)

  19. Principal investigator, «GIS Naturlandschaft Sihlwald». Velux Foundation. May 2003 – April 2006. 1 research assistant.

  20. Co-investigator, «TopIce: Ice Sheet Modelling, Topography and Uncertainty». Swiss NSF, No. 200021-100054, Oct 2003 – Sept 2005. 1 PhD student. (Principal investigator: Ross Purves)

  21. Principal investigator, «DEGEN: Data Enrichment for automated map GENeralization». Swiss NSF, No. 200020-101798, April 2004 – March 2007. 2 PhD students.

  22. Co-principal investigator, «DRIVE: Derivation of Vector Models». Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI), No. 6559.3 ENS-ES, May 2004 – Oct 2005. 2 postdocs.

  23. Principal investigator & project leader, «GITTA Project Maintenance Support». Swiss Virtual Campus, No. 2004-32, July 2004 – June 2006. 1 assistant.

  24. Co-investigator, «CartouCHe: Cartography for Higher Education in Switzerland». Swiss Virtual Campus, No. P-3-083, July 2004 – June 2006. Joint e-learning project with IKA-ETHZ and University of Applied Sciences Basel, 1 research assistant. (Principal investigator: Lorenz Hurni, IKA-ETHZ)

  25. Co-investigator, «TopIce: Ice Sheet Modelling, Topography and Uncertainty». Swiss NSF, No. 200020-109449, Oct – Sept 2007. 1 PhD student. (Principal investigator: Ross Purves)

  26. Co-principal investigator, «SerAx: Web Based Generalisation Services for Online Maps». Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI), No. 7921.1 ESPP-ES, November 2005 – October 2007. 2 postdocs.

  27. Principal Investigator, «ORUS: Providing Enriched Spatial Data – Ontology-driven Recognition of Urban Structures from Spatial Databases», project within COST Action C21 «Towntology», State Secretariat for Education and Research (SER), SER-No. C05.0081, February 2006 – January 2009. 1 PhD student.

  28. Principal Investigator, «Weiterbetrieb und Ausbau des GIS Naturlandschaft Sihlwald». Velux Foundation. Project No. 327, May 2006 – April 2007. 1 research assistant.

  29. Co-principal investigator, «PopEye: Visual Analytics of spatio-temporal gaze Point Patterns in Eye movements». Swiss NSF, No. 20021-113745, January 2007 – December 2009. 1 PhD student.

  30. Principal investigator & project leader, «GITTA Project Maintenance Support, Second Phase». Swiss Virtual Campus, No. 2004-32, January 2007 – July 2008. 50% assistant.

  31. Co-investigator, «CartouCHe Project Maintenance Support». Swiss Virtual Campus, No. P-3-083, January 2007 – July 2008. 50% assistant.

  32. Principal investigator, «DEGEN-2: Data Enrichment for automated map GENeralization». Swiss NSF, No. 200020-116302, April 2007 – September 2007. 2 PhD students.

  33. Principal Investigator, «Betrieb des GIS Naturlandschaft Sihlwald». Grün Stadt Zürich. May 2007 – December 2008. 1 research assistant.

  34. Principal Investigator, «Generalisation Web Services: Porting WebGen to WPS». Ordnance Survey (GB). February 2008 – March 2008. 1 research assistant.

  35. Principal investigator, «GenW2: Generalization for Portrayal in Web and Wireless Mapping». Swiss NSF, No. 200020-120256, September 2008 – September 2011. 2 PhD students.

  36. Principal Investigator, «Ontology-driven Recognition of Urban Structures and Data Enrichment to Improve the Reusability of Ordnance Survey Data (ORUS-OS)». Ordnance Survey (GB), February 2009 – December 2009. 1 research assistant.

  37. Chair, COST Action «Knowledge Discovery from Moving Objects (MOVE)». European Science Foundation, May 2009 – May 2013. Research network with 40+ participants across Europe.

  38. Co-investigator, «Improving Access to Environmental Databases through "Folk-centred" Ontologies (FolkOnt)». Swiss NSF, No. 200021-126659, April 2010 – March 2013. 1 PhD student. (PI: Dr. Ross Purves, Co-PI: Dr. Bettina Bauer)

  39. Co-investigator, «Context-aware Movement Analysis (CAMA)». Swiss NSF, No. 200021-129963, January 2011 – December 2013. 1 PhD student. (PI: Dr. Patrick Laube)

  40. Principal Investigator, «Context-Aware SImulation of trajectories of Moving Objects (CASIMO)», project within COST Action IC0903 «Knowledge Discovery from Moving Objects (MOVE)», State Secretariat for Education and Research (SER), SER-No. C09.0167, January 2011 – December 2013. 1 PhD student.

  41. Principal Investigator, «GenW2+: Generalization for Portrayal in Web and Wireless Mapping». Swiss NSF, No. 200020-138109, January – December 2012. 2 PhD students.

  42. Co-investigator, «mSAFE: mobile Smart Applications For Evacuation». EU Seventh Framework Programme for RTD. October 2012 – September 2016.

  43. Co-Principal Investigator, «SynMod: Modellierung Morphsyntaktischer Raumbildung im Schweizerdeutschen». Swiss NSF, No. CR12I1_140716, February 2013 – January 2016. 1 PhD student.

  44. Co-Principal Investigator, «SynMod+: Modellierung Morphsyntaktischer Raumbildung im Schweizerdeutschen». Swiss NSF, No. CR12I1_162760, February 2016 – January 2017. 1 PhD student.

  45. Co-Principal Investigator, «PlaceGen: Place-based Map Generalization». Swiss NSF, No. 200021_149823, June 2014 – May 2017. 2 PhD students.

  46. Co-Principal investigator, «MOASIS: MObility, Activity, and Social Interaction Study». Velux Foundation & UZH University Research Priority Program «Dynamics of Healthy Aging», July 2015 – June 2019. 1 postdoc, 1 PhD student.

  47. Co-Principal Investigator, «LiMiTS: Linguistic Morphology in Time and Space». Swiss NSF, Sinergia Program, No. CRSII1_160739, February 2016 – January 2019. 1 Postdoc.


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