BSCC Members

Christian Freksa

Prof. Christian Freksa, Ph.D.
Director
Cartesium 3.41
Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5
28359 Bremen, Germany
+49 421 218 64230
freksa@uni-bremen.de

My research interests focus on knowledge representation, specifically on the representation of spatial and temporal knowledge and on reasoning with qualitative, approximate, incomplete, imprecise, fuzzy, uncertain, and conflicting knowledge.
Projects:
Capacity Lab (director), Creative Unit IOI: Sonification and Spatial Cognition for Surgical Assistance (PI), SOCIAL (PI), HCVGI (PI)

Thomas Barkowsky

Dr. Thomas Barkowsky
Senior Researcher, BSCC Management
Cartesium 3.45
Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5
28359 Bremen, Germany
+49 421 218 64233
barkowsky@uni-bremen.de

I am working in computational cognitive modeling of human spatial capabilities. My research interests are in mental knowledge processing, in human memory, and in mental models and imagery. I am also interested in the development of intelligent assistance systems to help people cope with cognitively demanding tasks.
Projects:
KogWis 2016 (chair), Capacity Lab, Creative Unit IOI: Sonification and Spatial Cognition for Surgical Assistance

Thomas Barkowsky

Dr. Ahmed Loai Ali
Postdoctoral Researcher

Cartesium 3.13
Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5
28359 Bremen, Germany
+49 421 218 64283
loai@uni-bremen.de

I am working in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and in Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) as a crowdsourcing paradigm for geographic data. My research aims at applying machine learning to manage, improve and assess the quality of VGI data from a classification perspective.
Projects: Enhancing data classification quality of Volunteered Geographic Information with DAAD German-Egyptian Long-Term Scholarship (GERLS), Capacity LabHCVGI

Zoe Falomir Llansola

Dr.-Ing. Zoe Falomir Llansola
Postdoctoral Researcher
Cartesium 3.54
Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5
28359 Bremen, Germany
+49 421 218 64282
zfalomir@cs.uni-bremen.de

I am working in qualitative modeling and reasoning in spatial cognition and applications in human-machine interactive systems, robotics, education, and ambient intelligent systems. Other AI topics of interest are machine learning, similarity and uncertainty measurement, logics, computer vision, and applied ontologies.
Projects:
CogQDA (PI), Cognitive-AmI (PI)

Zoe Falomir Llansola

Dr. Julia Gantenberg
Public Relations
Cartesium 3.47
Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5
28359 Bremen, Germany
+49 421 218 64235
gantenberg@cs.uni-bremen.de

I examine the status quo of Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) in DFG-funded research programs, where I focus on scientists as actors of the PCST process. I am also responsible for public relations in the Bremen Spatial Cognition Center.

Zoe Falomir Llansola

Dr. Ana-Maria Olteteanu
Postdoctoral Researcher
Cartesium 3.53
Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5
28359 Bremen, Germany
+49 421 218 64232
amoodu@cs.uni-bremen.de

I work on creative problem solving and its relation to visuospatial cognition and structured knowledge organisation. My focus is to enable creative problem-solving and the creation of new useful knowledge in cognitive AI systems. I am also interested in the study and modelling of human creative problem-solving, which can support the building of comparable cognitive systems.
Projects: DFG project Creative Cognitive Systems - CreaCogs, Problem-solving, creativity and spatial reasoning in cognitive systems - ProSocrates

Holger Schultheis

Dr. habil. Holger Schultheis
Postdoctoral Researcher
Cartesium 3.15
Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5
28359 Bremen, Germany
+49 421 218 64292
schulth@cs.uni-bremen.de

My research focuses on experimentally and computationally investigating human information processing. I am also working on improving methods for cognitive modeling and on investigating the role of psychophysiological measurements and computational models in human-computer interaction.
Project: Creative Unit IOI: Sonification and Spatial Cognition for Surgical Assistance

Jörn Teuber

Jörn Teuber
Doctoral Researcher

MZH 3490
Bibliothekstr. 5
28359 Bremen, Germany
+49 421 218 64998
jteuber@cs.uni-bremen.de

I am working on autonomous lighting systems with special focus on the setting of the operating room. The aim of this project is to alleviate cognitive load and eye stress by providing better lighting for surgeons. This research combines my interests in virtual reality, computer vision, machine learning, and optimization.
Project: Creative Unit IOIAutonomous Surgical Lamps

Tina Vajsbaher

Tina Vajsbaher
Doctoral Researcher
Cartesium 3.47
Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5
28359 Bremen, Germany
+49 421 218 64285
tinav@uni-bremen.de

My research interest lies in combing the principles of applied cognitive and medical science into surgical settings. My dissertation aims to provide a mechanistic understanding of how cognition and its underlying processes influence the ability for the novice surgeon to acquire and master the technical and cognitive skills required for laparoscopic surgery.
Project: Creative Unit IOI: Sonification and Spatial Cognition for Surgical Assistance

Jasper van de Ven

Dr. Jasper van de Ven
Postdoctoral Researcher
Cartesium 3.55
Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5
28359 Bremen, Germany
+49 421 218 64291
jasper.vandeven@cs.uni-bremen.de

I am working in ambient intelligence and spatially distributed smart environments. My research aims at developing novel representation and reasoning methods to dynamically connect distinct spaces for communication applications.
Projects: SOCIAL, Capacity Lab

Jasper van de Ven

Rasmus Wienemann
Doctoral Researcher
Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5
28359 Bremen, Germany
rasmusw@cs.uni-bremen.de

I study which different information types play a role in problem solving. My focus is on the role of spatial structure in problem representations. I have devised experimental paradigms and a computational model to isolate the role of certain information types.
PhD project: The role of spatial structure in problem solving

Gabriel Zachmann

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gabriel Zachmann
Professor
MZH 3480

Bibliothekstr. 5
28359 Bremen, Germany
+49 421 218 63991
zach@cs.uni-bremen.de

My general research interests focus on visual computing, virtual reality, computer vision, and human-computer interaction. More specifically, I am interested in geometric algorithms for collision detection, point-cloud processing, and algorithms in haptics and force feedback.
Projects:  Creative Unit IOI: Autonomous Surgical Lamps (PI)

Dr. Tim Ziemer

Dr. Tim Ziemer
Postdoctoral Researcher
Cartesium 3.14
Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5
28359 Bremen, Germany
+49 421 218 64280
ziemer@uni-bremen.de 

My research interests focus on applied psychoacoustics, particularly the physics and perception of spatial sound. I am developing a psychoacoustically motivated sonification tool to guide surgeons safely via auditory display. Further topics of interest are psychoacoustic wave field synthesis and music recommendation.
Projects: Creative Unit IOI: Sonification and Spatial Cognition for Surgical Assistance

Jasper van de Ven

Gracia Kranz
Administration
Cartesium 3.43
Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5
28359 Bremen, Germany
+49 421 218 64232
kranz@uni-bremen.de

Jasper van de Ven

Alexander Mittelstorb
Technical Support
Cartesium 3.49
Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5
28359 Bremen, Germany
+49 421 218 64238
linus@cs.uni-bremen.de

Former BSCC Members

Frank Dylla

Dr.-Ing. Frank Dylla
Postdoctoral Researcher