The GeoKEA research group (http://geokea.ac.nz) at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand is offering a fully-funded full-time 3 year PhD scholarship in geoinformatics. Particular topics of interest include analysis of unstructured geospatial data (such as text and images), geographic and historical information retrieval and exploratory search user interfaces (see e.g., http://frankenplace.com), spatial narrative systems, and artificial intelligence for geographic knowledge discovery. Enthusiastic candidates with interests related to these topics are encouraged to apply.
New article “Gaze-Guided Narratives: Adapting Audio Guide Content to Gaze in Virtual and Real Environments” has been accepted in CHI 2019. Link
New article “Where to go and what to do: Extracting leisure activity potentials from Web data on urban space” has been accepted in Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. Link
New short paper “From spatial representation to processes, relational networks, and thematic roles in geographic information retrieval” has been accepted for presentation at the 12th Workshop on GIR. Link
New short paper “A Critical Look at Cryptogovernance of the Real World: Challenges for Spatial Representation and Uncertainty on the Blockchain” has been accepted for presentation at GIScience 2018. Link
New paper “Crowdsourcing the Character of a Place: Character-Level Convolutional Networks for Multilingual Geographic Text Classification” has been accepted in Transactions in GIS. Link
New paper “Juxtaposing thematic regions derived from spatial and platial user-generated content” has been accepted as a full paper in the COSIT 2017 proceedings. Link
New paper “Why good data analysts need to be critical synthesists. Determining the role of semantics in data analysis” published in Future Generation Computer Systems. Link