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8 March 2024: My dissertation is available in the Research Collection of ETH Zurich

1 December 2023: Successfully passed my doctoral exam at ETH Zurich. You can find some videos from the public presentation on the project website.

11 October 2023: Visited the INTERGEO expo including the German Cartography Congress in Berlin

12 August 2023: Recorded a short video presentation about opportunities and challenges of stable diffusion in cartography for the ICC Pre-Conference Workshop on Cartography and AI

26 June 2023: Our article Inferring Implicit 3D Representations from Human Figures on Pictorial Maps has been published in the journal ‘Cartography and Geographic Information Science’

28 April 2023: Gave a presentation about sphere tracing and deep learning in cartography at the Visualization and MultiMedia Lab, University of Zurich

6 April 2023: Gave a brownbag talk about atlas usability, machine learning and storytelling at the Institute for Interactive Technologies, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

2 March 2023: Screenshots of the web applications implemented by students in the course “Application Development in Cartography” are available featuring 3D maps of choice

3 October 2022: Our article Unsupervised Historical Map Registration by a Deformation Neural Network has been accepted for the ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on AI for Geographic Knowledge Discovery

19 September 2022: The Master Geomatics curriculum has been revised. Our chair offers the courses Application Development in Cartography and Research Topics in Cartography

10 June 2022: Finished a data science course at ETH where I contributed to a Kaggle challenge by predicting future consumption and prices of electricity in Spain

8 February 2022: Screenshots of the web applications implemented by students in the course “Cartography III” are available featuring 3D maps of change

15 December 2021: Presented how to automatically create 3D representations of human figures on pictorial maps at the International Cartographic Conference in Florence

30 September 2021: The second edition of our Story Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals includes four new story maps created by students in the course “Multimedia Cartography”

10 August 2021: Our article Instance Segmentation, Body Part Parsing, and Pose Estimation of Human Figures in Pictorial Maps has been published in the International Journal of Cartography

14 April 2021: Wrote two stories about how to implement a simple ray marcher in Python using the GPU (Part I, Part II)

13 April 2021: Gave a guest lecture at the German Society of Cartography (DGfK), Dresden Section about augmented reality for printed school atlases

17 March 2021: Participated in the GeoForAll Annual General Meeting to represent our OSGeo lab

12 February 2021: Finished organizing the course “Cartography III” where students created 3D maps for Swiss teenagers

25 January 2021: Created parametric visualizations together with my colleague Raphael Vomsattel, who also processed the data, for two 3D maps about the Covid-19 pandemic in the Atlas of Switzerland

14 October 2020: Gave a short presentation about machine learning activities in our research group at a workshop organized by our department

21-25 September 2020: Attended the virtual EuroCarto conference where I presented a student project on how to augment printed school atlases with thematic 3D maps

11 September 2020: Our article Detection of Pictorial Map Objects with Convolutional Neural Networks has been published in The Cartographic Journal

20 August 2020: The created Story Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals of this year’s Multimedia Cartography course is now publicly available

25 June 2020: I’ve created a new video showcasing the 3D visualizations of our prototypical AR application for printed school atlases

27 May 2020: Our article Augmenting Printed School Atlases with Thematic 3D Maps has been published in the Multimodal Technologies and Interaction Journal

8 April 2020: Gave an Introduction to D3.js in an online seminar

21 January 2020: Our article An empirical evaluation of three-dimensional pie charts with individually extruded sectors in a geovisualization context has been published in the journal ‘Information Visualization’

16 January 2020: Wrote an exam for the ETH course “Introduction to Management” which I took last autumn semester

20 December 2019: Finished supervision of a literature study on “Cartographic Generalization with Machine Learning”

13 November 2019: Demonstrated the Augmented Reality App for Printed School Atlases with two other members of the project team at the Tag für Geomatik in Aarau

26 October 2019: The Augmented Reality App for Printed School Atlases made it into Swiss Television

14-19 July 2019: Participated in the International Cartographic Conference in Tokyo where I presented my research on segmenting human figures on maps with convolutional neural networks

8-10 May 2019: Participated in the conference “Digital approaches to cartographic heritage” in Thessaloniki where I presented my research on the Detection of pictorial map objects with convolutional neural networks

21/22 + 29 March 2019: Took part in the ETH course “Learning to Teach”

18 March 2019: Attended an informative meeting with other geocat.ch users at swisstopo

15 February 2019: Finished supervision of the interdisciplinary study project “Augmented Reality for Printed School Atlases” (reportvideo)

4-6 February 2019: Attended the second workshop on writing a EU grant proposal for future atlas architectures at the Leibniz Institut für Länderkunde

1 November 2018: Presented my research plan for my doctoral studies

29/30 October 2018: Attended the first workshop on writing a EU grant proposal for future atlas architectures at the Leibniz Institut für Länderkunde

21 September 2018: Created a video for this year’s course project in Multimedia Cartography “A Literary Atlas”

9-20 July 2018: Participated in the summer school course “3D Animation” at the Nottingham Trent University

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