Head of Research Group
Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation
Ioannis Giannopoulos was born in Patras, Greece, in 1985. In 2018 he was appointed as Full Professor for Geoinformation at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). Before coming to Vienna, Ioannis was a Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). In 2015 he also successfully defended his doctoral thesis at ETH Zurich which was also honored with the ETH Culmann award for outstanding dissertations. He further holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science from Saarland University with a focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Both, the Bachelor and Master thesis were conducted at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). His publications are mostly focusing in the areas of HCI, Geographic Information Science and Cognitive Sciences. More specifically, his research interests lie in Spatial HCI, Urban Computing, LBS, Mobile Decision Making, Machine Learning, Mobile and Remote Eye Tracking, Pedestrian Navigation as well as Interaction in Virtual and Mixed Environments.