Research Group Geoinformation

Vienna University of Technology
Gußhausstraße 27-29
1040 Vienna
CD 03 48

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Prof. Dr.
Ioannis Giannopoulos

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.


  1. 2016

    Dr. sc ETH Zurich

    ETH Zurich
  2. 2011

    Master of Computer Science

    Saarland University
  3. 2009

    Bachelor of Computer Science

    Saarland University

Professional Appointments

  1. 2018
    Full Professor for Geoinformation
    Vienna University of Technology
  2. 2016-2017
    ETH Zürich
  3. 2016-2017
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    ETH Zürich


  • 2017
    ETH Culman Award for an Outstanding Dissertation
    ETH Zurich
  • 2017
    2.Best Paper Award
    Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT)
  • 2014
    ETH Day Selected Doctoral Student
    ETH Zurich
  • 2013
    COSIT Travel Grant
    Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT)