I am an Associate Professor at the Institute for Interactive Technologies of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW); and a research affiliate at Harvard University’s Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Seamless Astronomy group. My interdisciplinary work covers topics related to information science, visual analytics, visualization and cartography, vision (perception and cognition), eye tracking, gaze-contingent displays, virtual/augmented reality, and human- computer interaction. I am specifically interested how people can leverage technology and modern visuospatial displays for learning and training. I delivered many talks at internationally reputed universities (Harvard, MIT, others), as well as large public speaking
events (TEDxZurich 2011, TEDGlobal 2013). I received many individual scholarships from international institutions including IAESTE, CIMO Finland, The Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey, Finnish Cultural Foundation, National Research Center Canada. I organize/co-organize conferences, and serve in program committees of many scientific events, including the InfoVis, IEEE VisWeek, Geocomputation, ETRA, AutoCarto, ISPRS, AGILE, and the ICC. I am in the editorial boards of International Journal of Geographic Information Science (IJGIS) and KN Journal of Cartography and Geographic Information, and have guest edited many journal special issues. I also review for a wide range of interdisciplinary journals and grant agencies. I am active member of several international commissions and working groups with the ICA (International Cartographic Association) and ISPRS (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing). I serve as the co-chair of the Visual Analytics Commission for the ICA, and I chair the international working group on Geovisualization and Virtual Reality of the ISPRS’ Spatial Information Sciences commission. Furthermore I am a Council Member with the International Society of Digital Earth.