David Rudi

Master of Computer Science

I finished my masters degree in Computer Science in at the Saarland University in 2010. During my masters, I worked as student assistant at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and later as research assistant with the Information Systems Group.
In the following 4 years I worked as an IT-consultant, where I gathered experience amongst others in the fields of requirements engineering, business analysis and JEE-development.
In July 2014 I started working as research assistant at the GeoGazeLab of the Chair of Geoinformation Engineering at ETH Zurich and since March 2015 I am a doctoral student.
In my research I focus on means to improve pilots' spatial awareness in the cockpit. That includes supporting pilots before take-off, in-flight and in during their training.

Research Projects

Enhanced flight training program for monitoring aircraft automation

During this project we will conduct eye tracking studies with professional pilots in flight simulators to analyze the effectiveness of visual scan strategies during aircraft operation. The ultimate goal is to include the obtained insights into pilot training programs.



2019 Fabian G., Tiffany K., David R. (2019).
Look There! Be Social and Share
In CHI 2019 Workshop on "Challenges Using Head-Mounted Displays in Shared and Social Spaces". CHI '19, Glasgow, Scotland UK, 2019.
DOI: 10.3929/ethz-b-000331280
2018 Lisa S., David R., Raubal, M. (2018).
Turbulence ahead - A 3D Web-Based Aviation Weather Visualizer
In UIST ’18: User Interface Software and Technology Symposium. ACM, 2018.
DOI: 10.1145/3242587.3242624
2018 Best Paper Award Winner
Rudi D., Kiefer P., Raubal, M. (2018).
Visualizing Pilot Eye Movements for Flight Instructors
In ETVIS ’18: 3rd Workshop on Eye Tracking and Visualization. ACM, 2018.
DOI: 10.1145/3205929.3205934
2018 Bucher D., Rudi D., Buffat R. (2018).
Captcha Your Location Proof—A Novel Method for Passive Location Proofs in Adversarial Environments
In book: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Location Based Services, Publisher: Springer
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-71470-7_14
2016 Rudi D., Kiefer P., Raubal M. (2016).
Spatial awareness in the cockpit
Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, ETH Zurich, Annual Report 2015, April 2016.
2016 Rudi D., Giannopoulos I., Kiefer P., Peier C., Raubal M. (2016)
Interacting with Maps on Optical Head-Mounted Displays
In Proceedings of the 4th ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction (SUI 2016). ACM, 2016.
DOI: 10.1145/2983310.2985747
2014 Weiser P., Scheider S., Rudi D.
Countering Cognitive Biases in Maps based on Pragmatic Communication.
DECISIVe Workshop - Dealing with Cognitive Biases in Visualisations, At A Workshop at VIS 2014, Paris, France

Contact Me

David Rudi

ETH Zurich
Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation
HIL G 27.1
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zurich, Switzerland