PostDoc Researcher & Group Leader, Geoinformation Engineering, ETH Zürich
From 2015 - 2016, I was employed as a research assistant and later as a PostDoc researcher at the GIScience Research Group at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and prior to that as a research and teaching assistant at the Professorship for Geoinformatics at the University of Augsburg, Germany, where I had worked from 2011- 2015.
I received my Doctoral Degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in Geographical Information Science (GISc) in 2016 from the University of Augsburg, Germany, where I had previously studied Geography and English until 2011.
I serve as reviewer for several GISc-related journals, including the International Journal of Geographical Information Science (IJGIS), Journal of Location Based Services, ISPRS International Journal for Geo-Information (IJGI), German Journal on Artificial Intelligence, or Cognitive Processing, and am currently a member of the editorial boards of Open Geospatial Data, Software and Standards and EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking.
My research interests lie primarily in the field of human mobility analysis and simulation, with a particular focus on the development of computational methods for generating knowledge with regards to the involved human-environment-relations. In this context, I am especially interested in the potentials and challenges of applying data mining and machine learning algorithms to spatio-temporal data. Currently, I mainly work on the analysis and mining of large movement trajectory datasets for the purpose of deriving individual mobility profiles, but have also conducted research on personalized multi-modal routing systems, and accessibility and suitability models for pedestrians and bicyclists.
My second core area of interest lies in the overlap of geosimulation and spatial cognition. Here, I have focused on the development of cognitive agents to simulate various aspects of human spatial behaviour, such as place usage and spatial suitability assessment, pedestrian route choice and flow patterns, or landmark-based wayfinding under uncertainty.
Apart from these thematic areas, I have also published on topics such as quality assessment of volunteered geographic information (VGI), pedestrian navigation instruction timing, or the GIS-based evaluation of therapeutical landscapes.
Urner, J., Bucher, D., Yang, J., Jonietz, D. (accepted): Assessing the Influence of Spatio-Temporal Context for Next Place Prediction using Different Machine Learning Approaches. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information.
Bucher, D., Jonietz, D., Martin, H., Raubal, M. (2018): Analyse von Bewegungsdaten mit freier Software - das Beispiel SBB Green Class. Accepted at: GeoSummit 2018, Bern, Switzerland.
Jonietz, D., Bucher, D., Martin, H., Raubal, M. (2018): Identifying and Interpreting Clusters of Persons with Similar Mobility Behaviour Change Processes. Accepted at: AGILE 2018, Lund, Sweden.
Becker, H., Loder, A., Schmid, B., Jonietz, D., Bucher, D., Axhausen, K., Raubal, M. (2018): Usage Patterns and Impacts of a Mobility Flat Rate Traced with a Smartphone App. Accepted at: IATBR 2018, Santa Barbara, USA.
Jonietz, D., Bucher, D. (2018): Continuous Trajectory Pattern Mining for Mobility Behaviour Change Detection. In: Progress in Location Based Services 2018, Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, 211.
Graf, A., Sailer, C., Jonietz, D., Weibel, R. (2018): Towards Extracting Motivation from Mobile Learners’ Movement Trajectories. In: Adjunct Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Location Based Services, Zurich, Switzerland, 69-74.
Jonietz, D., Kiefer, P. (2017): Uncertainty in Wayfinding: A Conceptual Framework and Agent-Based Model. In: Clementini, E., Donnelly, M., Yuan, M., Kray, C., Fogliaroni, P., Ballatore, A. [Eds.]: 13th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2017), Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), vol. 86, Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik, Dagstuhl, Germany, 15:1-15:14.
Giannopoulos, I., Jonietz, D., Raubal, M., Sarlas, G., Staehli, L. (2017): Timing of Pedestrian Navigation Instructions. In: Clementini, E., Donnelly, M., Yuan, M., Kray, C., Fogliaroni, P., Ballatore, A. [Eds.]: 13th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2017), Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), vol. 86, Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik, Dagstuhl, Germany, 16:1-16:13.
Winner of 2. Best Paper Award
Jonietz, D., Bucher, D. (2017): Towards an Analytical Framework for Enriching Movement Trajectories with Spatio-Temporal Context Data. In: Proceedings of the Short Papers AGILE 2017, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Haumann, S., Bucher, D., Jonietz, D. (2017): Energy-based Routing and Cruising Range Estimation for Electric Bicycles. In: Proceedings of the Short Papers AGILE 2017, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Winner of Best Short Paper Award
Jonietz, D., Antoniou, V., See, L., Zipf, A.(2017): Highlighting Current Trends in Volunteered Geographic Information. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 6(7), 202.
Zipf, A., Jonietz, D., Antoniou, V., See, L. (2017): Special Issue "Volunteered Geographic Information", ISPRS International Journal of Geoinformation, ISSN 2220-9964, MDPI.
Boulouchos, K., Cellina, F., Ciari, F., Cox, B., Georges, G., Hirschberg, S., Hoppe, M., Jonietz, D., Kannan, R., Kovacs, N., Küng, L., Michl, T., Raubal, M., Rudel, R., Schenler, W. (2017): Towards an Energy Efficient and Climate Compatible Future Swiss Transportation System. SCCER Mobility Working Paper.
Bucher, D., Mangili, F., Bonesana, C., Jonietz, D., Cellina, F., Raubal, M. (2017): Extracting Eco-Feedback Information from Automatic Activity Tracking to Promote Energy-Efficient Individual Mobility Behavior (Demo Abstract). accepted at: Energieinformatik 2017, Lugano, Switzerland.
Bucher, D., Jonietz, D., Raubal, M., Mangili, F., Bonesana, C., Cellina, F. (2017): Extracting Eco-Feedback from Movement Trajectories (Poster). 4th Annual Conference SCCER Mobility 2017, Zurich, Switzerland.
Best Poster Nomination
Jonietz, D., Bucher, D., Raubal, M.(2017): Data Completeness Assessment for GNSS-assisted Travel Surveys (Poster). 4th Annual Conference SCCER Mobility 2017, Zurich, Switzerland.
Bucher, D., Jonietz, D. , Raubal, M. (2017): A Heuristic for Multi-Modal Route Planning. In: Progress in Location-Based Services 2016, Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, 211-229.
Jonietz, D., Zipf, A. (2016): Defining Fitness-for-Use for Crowdsourced Points of Interest (POI). ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 5(9), 149.
Bitsch, J., Jonietz, D. , Timpf, S. (2016): Eine agentenbasierte Fussgaengersimulation zur Bewertung der Bewegungs- und Nutzungsmuster eines staedtischen Platzes. AGIT - Journal für Angewandte Geoinformatik 2016(2): 353-363.
Jonietz, D. (2016): Personalizing Walkability - A Concept for Pedestrian Needs Profiling Based on Movement Trajectories. In: Sarjakoski T, et al. [Eds.]: Geospatial Data in a Changing World, Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, 279 - 295.
Jonietz, D. (2016): From Space to Place - A Computational Model of Functional Place. Doctoral Thesis, University of Augsburg.
Jonietz, D., Bucher, D., Raubal, M. (2016): Location-based User Profiling for Personalized Mobility Support (Poster). 3rd Annual Conference SCCER Mobility 2016, Zurich, Switzerland.
Bucher, D., Cellina, F., Mangili, F., Jonietz, D., Rudel, R., Raubal, M., Rizzoli, A. E. (2016): Challenges and Results from Deploying the GoEco! Tracker App (Poster). 3rd Annual Conference SCCER Mobility 2016, Zurich, Switzerland.
Jonietz, D. (2016): Learning Pedestrian Profiles from Movement Trajectories. In: Gartner, G., Huang, H. [Eds.]: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Location-Based Services (LBS 2016), Vienna, Austria, 191-195.
Jonietz, D., Timpf, S. (2015): On the Relevance of Gibson's Affordance Concept for Geographical Information Science (GISc). Cognitive Processing - International Quarterly Cognitive Science 16(1 Suppl.): 265-269.
Jonietz, D., von Groote-Bidlingmaier, C., Timpf, S. (2015): Assessing the Influence of Road Network Connectivity on the Predictive Quality of a Route Probability Calculation Model. International Conference on Location Based Services 2015, Augsburg, Germany.
Jonietz, D., von Groote-Bidlingmaier, C., Timpf, S. (2015): Testing a Route Probability Model with Floating Car Data. In: Proceedings of the Short Papers, AGILE 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.
Dorn, H., Törnros, T., Jonietz, D. (2015): Psychogeographie – Psychoepidemiologie und „HealthGIS“ in der Metropole Region Rhein-Neckar (Poster). Fachaustausch Geoinformation 2015, GeoNet.MRN, Heidelberg, Germany.
von Groote-Bidlingmaier, C., Jonietz, D., Timpf, S. (2014): Calculating Route Probability from Uncertain Origins to a Destination. In: Gartner, G., Huang, H. [Eds.]: Progress in Location-Based Services, Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, 19 - 32.
Jonietz, D., Timpf, S. (2014): Modelling the Suitability of Places for Actions. In: Geodesign Summit Europe. Delft, Netherlands.
Jonietz, D., Timpf, S. (2013): Incorporating the Influence of Walkability into a Model of Pedestrian Accessibility. In: Wulfhorst, G., Buettner, B. [Eds.]: Transportation Demand Management - Insights from the mobil.TUM 2012 International Scientific Conference on Mobility and Transport, 31 - 43.
Jonietz, D., Timpf, S. (2013): An Affordance-Based Simulation Framework for Assessing Spatial Suitability. In: Tenbrink, T., Stell, J., Galton, A., Wood, Z. [Eds.]: Spatial Information Theory - 11th International Conference, COSIT 2013, Scarborough, UK, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8116, 169-184.
Jonietz, D., Rathmann, J. (2013): Entwicklung einer Methodik zur GIS-gestuetzten Analyse therapeutischer Landschaften. In: Strobl, J., Blaschke, T., Griesebner, G., Zagel, B. [Eds.]: Angewandte Geoinformatik 2013 - Beitraege zum 25. AGIT-Symposium Salzburg, Berlin und Offenbach, 600 - 609.
Jonietz, D., Schuster, W., Timpf, S. (2013): Modelling the Suitability of Urban Networks for Pedestrians: An Affordance-Based Framework. In: Vandenbroucke, D., Bucher, B., Crompvoets, J. [Eds.]: Geographic Information Science at the Heart of Europe, Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, 369 - 382.
Jonietz, D., Schuster, W., Timpf, S. (2013): Quantitative Eignungsanalyse von städtischen Wegenetzen für Fußgänger mit Affordances. Deutscher Geographentag 2013, Passau, Germany.
Jonietz, D., Timpf, S. (2012): Towards an Affordance-Based Model of Walkability. In: Timpf, S. [Ed.]: Proceedings of the Short Papers of the SDH2012, Bonn, Germany, 21.-24.8.2012.
Jonietz, D., Timpf, S. (2012): Entwicklung eines GIS-basierten Bikeablity-Index am Beispiel der Stadt Augsburg. In: Loewner, M.-O., Hillen F., Wohlfahrt, R. [Hrsg.]: Geoinformatik 2012: Mobilitaet und Umwelt. Konferenzband 28.-30. Maerz 2012 Braunschweig, Aachen, 83 - 90.
Jonietz, D., Timpf, S. (2012): Incorporating the Influence of Urban Pedestrian Infrastructure into a Walking Accessibility Model (Poster). mobil.TUM 2012 International Scientific Conference on Mobility and Transport, Muenchen, Germany.
Winner of Best Poster Award
An Agent-Based Model of Individual and Collective Place Formation. Kolloquium Geoinformatik (2015). University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Navigational Difficulties in Building D, University of Augsburg. Presented at the Workshop Indoor Wayfinding Assistance. Spatial Cognition 2014, Bremen, Germany.
Modeling the Process of Spatial Suitability Assessment with Affordances. Presented at the International Spatial Cognition Summer Institute (ISCSI) 2013, Santa Barbara, California.
Creating an Affordance-based Model of Walkability. Presented at the Doctoral Colloquium. Spatial Cognition 2012, Kloster Seeon, Germany.
I am currently involved in the following projects:
SBB Green Class
Collaborating with SBB and BMW Switzerland, our group provides the lead scientific support for the new research project "SBB Green Class". In a one-year experiment, we will use surveys, interviews and spatio-temporal movement data analyses to examine how a comprehensive multi-modal mobility offer influences people's mobility behavior. read more
The Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research - Efficient Technologies and Systems for Mobility (SCCER Mobility) aims at developing the knowledge and technologies essential for the transition of the current fossil fuel based transportation system to a sustainable one, featuring minimal CO2 output and Primary Energy Demand as well as virtually zero-pollutant emissions. read more
Mobility Profiles and Logistics Concept for Small-scale Food Producers
Especially in rural areas of Switzerland, transport costs are a critical factor for small-scale food producers, who frequently transport relatively small amounts of goods over large distances. In collaboration with alpinavera, we will conduct a GNSS-assisted travel survey to assess the current stage of transport behaviour and needs, and build on the resulting insights to develop and test a range of alternative scenarios for their potential economic and ecological benefits.
Current mobility patterns are dominated by car use, even though a number of alternative and energy-efficient mobility options are already available. The GoEco! app can help to make this transformation happen. We conduct a study with 200 active users from Canton Ticino and the City of Zurich. The GoEco! smartphone app helps the test persons to make their mobility lifestyle more sustainable. It tracks the trips they perform and uses game elements to challenge them to modify their mobility behavior: progressing towards their goal and competing with their friends, they learn how to become more sustainable. read more
I have independently and collaboratively designed and given numerous courses in GIScience and related fields, both on the Bachelor's and the Master's level and in German and in English. These include introductory GIS labs and lectures in GIScience and Cartography, advanced practical and theoretical courses on topics such as Spatial Analysis, Mobile GIS, Geosimulation, and Spatial Cognition, as well as seminars on basic topics such as Scientific Working and Writing in English.
In addition, I have supervised and co-supervised several Bachelor, Master and Diploma theses in Geography and GIScience.
A full list of my teaching activities since 2011 is given below.
as main instructor
Geodata Analysis (in German) - ETH Zürich
Movement Data Analysis (CAS Technologie Potentiale) (in German) - ETH Zürich
Selected Approaches to Geosimulation (in German) - University of Heidelberg
Seminar: Place-Based GIS – Principles and Applications (in German) - University of Augsburg
Project Seminar: Mobile GIS and their Application (in German) - University of Augsburg
Practical Methods: Spatial Analysis with GIS (in German) - University of Augsburg
Project Seminar GIScience: Modeling Pedestrian Route Choice (in German) - University of Augsburg
Research Seminar GIScience: Human Factors in GIS (in German) - University of Augsburg
Practical Methods: Spatial Analysis with Rasterdata (in German) - University of Augsburg
Excursion: Promoting Sustainable Transportation Systems in Munich (in German) - University of Augsburg
Selected Topics of Transportation Geography (in German) - University of Augsburg
Scientific English (in English) - University of Augsburg
Practical Methods: Capturing and Analyzing Mental Maps with GIS (in German) - University of Augsburg
Project Seminar: GIScience – Modeling Bikeability (in German) - University of Augsburg
Accompanying Exercises to GIS I (in German) - University of Augsburg
Exercises with GIS II (ArcGIS) (in German) - University of Augsburg
Introduction to Scientific Work and Presentation (in German) - University of Augsburg
Labs on Python programming, ArcGIS and clustering in Geodata Analysis (GDA) (in English) - ETH Zürich
Lecture on WebGIS and Geo-Web-Services, Labs on Databases, Python programming and data quality analysis in GIS II (in German) - ETH Zürich
Geomatic Seminar (in English) - ETH Zürich
Lecture and Lab on "Geosimulation" in GIS III (in English) - ETH Zürich
Lecture Cartography I (in German) - University of Heidelberg
Lecture GIScience I (in German) - University of Augsburg
Project Seminar: Analysis of Therapeutically Valuable Landscapes with GIS (in German) - University of Augsburg
“Bluetooth- and WiFi-Proximity as Classier for Automatic Vehicle Recognition” - Oscar Danielsson, Bachelor Thesis, ETH Zurich, ongoing. (together with Dr. Vlad Coroama, Prof. Dr. Friedemann Mattern, Prof. Dr. Martin Raubal)
“Incorporating Spatio-Temporal Context for Predicting the Next Place Using Neural Networks and Random Forests” - Jorim Urner, Master Thesis, ETH Zurich, 2018. (together with Dominik Bucher, Jing Yang, Prof. Dr. Ross Purves, Prof. Dr. Martin Raubal)
“GIS-based Suitability Analysis of Urban Areas for Senior Mobility” (Analyse der Eignung urbaner Raeume fuer Seniorenmobilitaet am Beispiel Augsburgs) - Laura Geiselmann, Bachelor Thesis, University of Augsburg, 2014.
“Potentials of Integrated E-Car Sharing Services in Rural Areas” (Potentiale integrierter Elektromobilitaetsdienste im laendlichen Raum) - Tobias Glass, Master Thesis, University of Augsburg, 2014. (together with Prof. Dr. Sabine Timpf)
“Agent-based Simulation of Activity Patterns of Visitors at a Public Place” (Agenten- basierte Simulation der Aktivitätsmuster von Besuchern eines öffentlichen Platzes) - Jonathan Bitsch, Bachelor Thesis, University of Augsburg, 2014.
“Development of a Walkability Index for the City of Augsburg” (Entwicklung eines Walkability Index für die Stadt Augsburg) - Carina Goedel, Diploma Thesis, University of Augsburg, 2012. (together with Prof. Dr. Sabine Timpf)