Research Group Geoinformation

Vienna University of Technology
Gußhausstraße 27-29
1040 Vienna
CD 03 19

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Paolo Fogliaroni

PostDoc Researcher

Department for Geodesy and Geoinformation


Paolo Fogliaroni was born in L’Aquila, Italy, in 1982. In 2008 he received his Computer Engineer (MSc.) degree with excellence and honors for the thesis work from the University of L’Aquila (Italy). From 2008 to 2012 he was a doctoral student in the International Research Training Group on Semantic Integration of Geospatial Information. He carried out his doctoral studies in the Cognitive System (CoSy) group at the University of Bremen (Germany), where he received his Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.) degree in Cognitive and Geographic Information Science with the final evaluation of Summa cum laude. From 2012 to 2018 Paolo held a post-doctoral position as University Assistant in the Department for Geodesy and Geoinformation at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). Currently, he is leading a project funded by Wiener Netze that involves the conception and realization of techniques to visualize outdoor underground structures through Mixed Reality.

Paolo’s scientific publications mainly focus on the fields of Qualitative Spatial and Temporal Reasoning, Spatial Queries and Search, Spatial Semantic, Cognitive Robotics, and Human-Computer Interaction. His research interests encompass (but are not limited to) the following topics:

  • spatial human-computer interaction;
  • augmented and virtual reality;
  • outdoor and indoor navigation;
  • geographic information science and systems;
  • volunteered geographic information;
  • VGI data quality assessment;
  • spatial data access methods;
  • spatial data integration and matching;
  • qualitative spatial representation and reasoning;
  • cognitive robotics;
  • cognitive ergonomics;
  • 2D and 3D computational geometry.


  1. 2012


    University of Bremen
  2. 2008

    M.Sc. (IT and Automation Engineer)

    University of L'Aquila
  3. 2005

    B.Sc. (IT and Automation Engineer)

    University of L'Aquila

Professional Appointments

  1. 2018-present
    Project Leader, Lead of Spatial-HCI Lab
    Department for Geodesy and Geoinformation, TU Vienna
  2. 2012-2018
    Post Doctoral Researcher
    Department for Geodesy and Geoinformation, TU Vienna
  3. 2008-2012
    Pre Doctoral Researcher
    Cognitive Systems Group, University of Bremen

Grants and Awards

  • 2015
    Best Paper Award
    TU Vienna
  • 2015
    Best Short Paper Award
    Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe
  • 2013
    Erasmus Teaching Grant
    TU Vienna
  • 2012
    Doctoral Scholarship
    University of Bremen
  • 2008
    Doctoral Scholarship
    German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • 2010
    Best Extended Abstract Award
    International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience)
  • 2009
    Best Student Paper Award
    International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT)
  • 2008
    Erasmus Scholarship
    University of L'Aquila