Professor for Geoinformatics
The goal of the Geoinformatics Lab is to develop innovative computational methods for modeling, analysing and simulating human geo-spatial behavior. The focus is on
- processes using spatial cognition such as geographic space appropriation, perception and wayfinding
- dynamic complex systems such as multi-modal transportation networks
Such human-environment interactions may best be understood using a bottom-up perspective, ie. through implementing generative models while at the same time corroborating the usefulness of the models by analysing using a top-down perspective. We are currently exploring several methodologies, i.e., we work with agent-based modelling, geosimulation, classical spatio-temporal analysis, GIS models and extensions as well as GeoAI-methods.
We warmly welcome our newest team member, Irada Ismayilova, today. Irada is an agricultural engineer (master) and currently finishing her second masters in geoinformatics from the University of Tartu. She will join Maja and Eva in their office. Please make her welcome at the Institute.