Dr. David Jonietz

PostDoc Researcher & Group Leader, Geoinformation Engineering, ETH Zürich

about me

I am a PostDoc researcher and Group Leader at the Chair of Geoinformation Engineering at ETH Zürich, leading the Mobility Information Engineering (MIE) lab since 2016.

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.

research interests

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. Thus, I have worked on agent-based pedestrian models, a computational model of functional place, the analysis of floating car data and pedestrian trajectories, personalized multi-modal routing systems, and accessibility and suitability models for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Currently, I am analyzing movement trajectories for the purpose of personalized routing, e.g. incorporating the specific infrastructural needs of individual pedestrians, or identifying energy-efficient multi-modal route alternatives.

Besides human mobility, I have worked on topics such as quality assessment of volunteered geographic information (VGI), or the GIS-based evaluation of therapeutical landscapes.

publications

2018

Jonietz, D., Bucher, D. (accepted): Continuous Trajectory Pattern Mining for Mobility Behaviour Change Detection. Accepted at: LBS 2018, Zurich, Switzerland.

Graf, A., Sailer, C., Jonietz, D., Weibel, R. (accepted): Towards Extracting Motivation from Mobile Learners’ Movement Trajectories. Accepted at: LBS 2018, Zurich, Switzerland.

 

2017

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.


 

2016

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.


 

2015

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.


 

2014

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.


 

2013

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.

 

2012

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

 

talks

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.

projects

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

SCCER Mobility
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

GoEco!
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


teaching

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.

 

courses

as main instructor

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

 

as co-instructor

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

 

supervised theses

“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)

contact

Dr. David Jonietz

Chair of Geoinformation Engineering

D 54.2 HIL

Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5

8093 Zürich

Switzerland

Tel.: +41 44 633 32 77

Email: jonietzd@ethz.ch