Our research interests lie at the intersection between (HCI), geographic information science and ubiquitous interface technologies. In our HCI lab we investigate how people interact with digital spatial information and create new methods and novel interfaces to help people interact with spatial information.

This includes the development and evaluation of wearable technologies, mobile augmented reality and virtual reality applications, interactive surfaces and tabletops, and other “post desktop” interfaces. Below you can find the list of past and current projects.


Lichtenberg Professorship

Volkswagen Foundation 2016-2021

The goal of the Lichtenberg Professorship founded by the Volkswagen foundation is to develop ubiquitous computing technologies that demonstrably enhance users’ lives by improving their interactions with their environment. In particular, we focused on three critical human-environment spatial interactions: helping users get from point A to point B, assisting users in orientating in unknown environments, and enhancing people’s senses and understanding of place.

Leibniz ScienceCampus Bremen Digital Public Health

Leibniz Association 2019-2023

While digital public health allows for fundamentally new ways of delivering individually tailored prevention and health promotion contents to various populations, comprehensive evaluations of digital public health programs are still rare, and appropriate evaluation paradigms are yet to be developed. There is need for in-depth research and systematic conceptual work through interdisciplinary scientific approaches. The Leibniz ScienceCampus Bremen Digital Public Health (LSC DiPH) sets out to advance interdisciplinary research in this charged and fast-moving scientific and societal environment.

Graduate School “Empowering Digital Media”

Klaus Tschira Foundation 2017-2022

The goal of our graduate school is it to research the role of digital media in this digital revolution and to design, develop and evaluate novel user interfaces and artefacts, that can support us in this transition phase. help building interactive systems that – on the long run and in a sustainable way – are beneficial for humans in their everyday life in long-term use and in the non-isolated environment of a digital ecosystem where a limited set of users are not confronted with only a single technology for only limited time.

Google Cloud Research Program

Google 2018

Biodiversity around the world is rapidly decreasing. In fact, recent research has suggested that the “sixth mass extinction” on Earth is underway. In order to contribute to multiple studies, centered on characterization of this phenomenon, we propose for a deep neural network based approach for measuring the biodiversity of the tree species.

Medical Informatics Research Unit

Medical Informatics Research Unit

Mahidol University & University of Bremen 2018-2022

The Medical Informatics Research Unit is a joint effort of Mahidol University (Bangkok, Thailand) and the University of Bremen to perform research in the area of medical informatics. Topics range from novel technological solutions for intraoperative support for surgeons to data mining of geospatial data for public health.