My research encompasses the areas of:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cognitive Science
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Design Science

Detailed research statement: www
Key topics of interest are:

  • spatial cognition and computation
  • knowledge representation and reasoning
  • visual perception
  • design cognition and computation
  • cognitive interaction systems
  • multimodal interaction
  • computational cognitive vision
  • evidence-based studies of human behaviour
  • communications & media studies (moving image / visuo-auditory narrativity)
  • media design and technologies
  • architecture / built environment design
  • autonomous systems (e.g., self-driving vehicles)
Recent Publications have addressed:
  • Visual and Spatial Representation and Reasoning
  • Reasoning about Moving Objects
  • Learning Visuo-Spatial Representations
  • Reasoning about Space and Change
  • Commonsense Reasoning — Non-Monotonic Reasoning
  • Declarative Explainability — Neurosymbolism
  • Qualitative Reasoning
  • Declarative programming (e.g., with Constraint Logic Programming, Answer-Set Programming)
  • Vision Science and Art (focussing on moving images, narrative media such as Film)
  • Semantic Question-Answering with Visual Imagery / Explainable Visual Sensemaking
  • Visual Perception — Eye-Tracking
  • Computational Models of Narrative
  • Cognitive Modelling of Visuo-Spatial Cognition
  • Cognitive Media Studies (e.g., focussing on narrative media, film)
  • Semantic Geographic Information Systems (GIS) — Geospatial Dynamics
  • Wayfinding — large-scale space (e.g., hospitals, airports, museums, shopping malls)
CoDesign / Cognition. AI. Interaction. Design.
We are building new research initiatives in collaboration with European and international colleagues:

  • CoDesign Lab EU /
  • Priority areas: Artificial Intelligence / Spatial Cognition and Computation / Cognitive Science and Psychology / Human-Computer Interaction / Design Science
Research projects and related activities may be consulted here:

Most recently, CoDesign 2017 was organised comprising of a series of mutually complementary events in the areas of artificial intelligence, spatial cognition, psychology, design computing and cognition, creativity, multimodality, communication and media, and human-behaviour studies (also related is: International School on Human-Centred Computing (HCC 2016).

Research Team. Current and Past Students.

  • Vipul Nair (PhD Candidate)
  • Jakob Suchan (PhD Candidate)
  • Lucas Morillo (PhD Candidate)
  • Vasiliki Kondyli (PhD Candidate)
  • Sahar Alknani (DAAD PhD Candidate)
  • Carl Schultz (Research Associate, DesignSpace Group)
  • Przemyslaw Walega (DAAD PhD candidate / Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
  • Maciej Przybylski (DAAD PhD candidate / Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
  • Giulia Mastrodonato (Guest PhD; Technical University of Bari, Italy)
  • Daniel Michler (Research Intern; working on DFG-NSF collaboration grant / project)
  • Vinay Chandragiri (Google Summer of Code 2018)
  • Devendra Yadav (Google Summer of Code 2018)
  • Arpit Kathuria (Google Summer of Code 2018)
  • Gyanesh Malhotra (Google Summer of Code 2018)
  • Sumit Vohra (Google Summer of Code 2018)
  • Sri Krishna (Google Summer of Code 2017)

  • Omar Moussa (University of Bremen, DE / ongoing thesis)
  • Johanna Arens (University of Bremen, DE)
  • Thomas Hudkovic (University of Bremen, DE)
  • Tobias Torkler (Research student; University of Bremen)
  • Rocio Varela (Research student; University of Bremen)
  • Samantha Bhuiyan (Intern; Cal Poly, USA)
  • Deepak Jha (guest student; University of Rostock, Germany)
  • Madhura Dilip Thosar (Research intern; Bonn Rhein Sieg, Germany)
  • Vijayanta Jain (Texas Tech University, US / Intern)
  • Vyom Kelkar (Research intern; DAAD)
  • Liana Mikaelyan (Research intern; DAAD)
  • John Sutton (Intern; Cal Poly, USA)
  • Saurabh Goyal (Intern: Amity University, India)
  • Harshita Jhavar (Intern: MANIT India)
  • Noah Dietz (Intern; Cal Poly, USA)
  • Ali Mirza (Intern; University of Alberta, Canada)
  • Minqian Huang (University of Bremen, Germany)
  • Justin watson (Intern; University of Alberta, Canada)
  • Robert Klikach (Intern; University of Alberta, Canada)
  • Brian Tietzen (Thesis; University of Bremen)
  • Christoph Piepka (Thesis; University of Bremen)
  • Marc Gerken (Thesis; University of Bremen)