Prof. Angela Schwering is the project leader of the sketchmapia research project. She has a background in geoinformatics, artificial intelligence and cognitive science. More information can be found on her personal homepage.
Prof. Rui Li in now an assistant professor at the University of Albany. Rui joined Sketchmapia project in September 2012 after receiving his doctoral degree from The Pennsylvania State University. His doctoral research addresses aspects of human wayfinding behaviors in complex buildings. Working as a postdoctoral research in the Spatial Intelligence Lab in the Institute for Geoinformatics at University of Muenster, his research interests fit in the themes of Sketchmapia projects and logically extend from indoor to outdoor environments. For more information about his research, please visit his personal page.
Dr. Jia Wang is now a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Greenich working with Prof. Worboys. Jia joined SIL team as a PhD student in June, 2009. She worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Geoinformatics, University of Münster. For sketchmapia development, she worked on the the representation of sketch maps accounting for distortions and schematizations from human spatial cognition. Strategies for alignment of sketch maps and metric maps as well as computer-based automatic alignment algorithm are expected during her doctoral research. On 1st July, 2014, she successfully defended her PhD thesis topic: “Qualitative Sketch Aspects for Sketch Map Alignment”. More information can be found on her personal homepage.
Sahib Jan studied Computer Science at the University of Karachi, Pakistan and later he joint MSc in Geospatial Technologies at WWU Münster, UJI in Castellon, and UNL in Lisbon in 2009. He worked as Research Assistant with Spatial Intelligence Lab (SIL) team from 01 April,2011 till 31 August,2011. Since 01 September,2011 he is a Doctoral Candidate working in the SketchMapia Project at SIL. Jan's research will focus on formal qualitative representations of objects in sketch maps, matching and aligning sketch maps at different levels of granularity with metric maps, and modeling the represented information. More information can be found on his personal homepage.
Jafar Rakhman Hafiz
Jafar joined the Spatial Intelligence Lab (SIL) team for six months (September, 2012 to February, 2013). He was supporting in the implementation of research work.
Jakob Alterstein joined Spatial Intelligence Lab (SIL) for six months (September, 2012 to February, 2013). He was supporting Dr. Jia in the experiments and analysis of Sketch maps.
Mohammad Ruhul Amin
Mohammad Ruhul Amin joined at Spatial Intelligence Lab (SIL) team in July 2012 as a Student Assistant to work with Dr. Jia Wang for analyzing sketch maps and metric maps.
Deborah supported sketch map analysis and paper writing; successful completion of her MSc degree, now pursuing a PhD.
Talakisew joined at Spatial Intelligence Lab (SIL) team in2013 as a Student Assistant to work with Malumbo for the implementation of matching algorethum. He completed his Master´s thesis on topic "Improving Qualitative Matching of Spatial Information Based on Constraint Networks".
Dr. Klaus Broelemann is now a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Münster. Klaus studied Computer Science at the University of Münster. He worked as an associated staff in SketchMapia project. His research work on "Automatic Offline Understanding Of Hand-Drawn Sketch Maps" is highly related to project. In February 2010, he joined the IRTG program and completed his PhD on 2nd July, 2014.
Malumbo Chipofya studied Computer Science at the University of Malawi and later a joint MSc in Geospatial Technologies at WWU Münster, UJI in Castellon, and UNL in Lisbon. Since June 2010 he is a Doctoral Candidate in the IRTG program. Malumbo's research will focus on describing sketch maps using formal qualitative representations, matching and aligning sketch maps at different levels of granularity, and modeling the represented information such that conflicting information can be stored side-by-side and consistent subsets thereof can be retrieve when queried. More information can be found on his personal homepage.