The BSCC pursues interdisciplinary research on all aspects of spatial cognition and spatial computing. Research of the BSCC members ranges from understanding the role of human mobility in transmission of epidemics with mobile sensor networks or large-scale mapping of dengue vector breeding sites to understanding the spatial ability and attention of surgeons and building VR training environments for them.
The projects involve partners inside and outside the University of Bremen. Some of them are carried out at the Mahidol Bremen Medical Informatics Research Unit at Mahidol University and at the International Lab for Local Capacity Building at the University of Bremen. Below one can find a list of recent research activities. We regularly welcome visitors from labs around the globe to work with us or to present their research. If you are interested in collaborating with us, please contact us.
- Large-Scale Detailed Mapping of Dengue Vector Breeding Sites from Geo-Tagged Images (since Jun 2017). PI: Peter Haddawy.
- Representation Learning for Spatial Language Understanding (Nov 2019 - Dec 2019). PIs: Holger Schultheis; Jae Hee Lee, Cardiff University.
- Erasmus+ Collaboration Bremen - Thailand (Aug 2019 - Jul 2021). Coordinators: Anna Förster, Gabriel Zachmann.
- Vascular Access Training Simulator (Jul 2019 - Jul 2020). PIs: Peter Haddawy; Mores Prachyabrued, Faculty of ICT, Mahidol University.
- Understanding Focus of Attention in Arthroscopic Surgery (Jul 2019 - Jul 2020). PIs: Myat Su Yin; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Paphon Sa-Ngasoongsong, Department of Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University.
- The Role of Retention and Inference in Spatial Memory (Apr 2019 - Sep 2019). PI: Holger Schultheis.
- Understanding the Role of Human Mobilty in Malaria Transmission (since Jan 2019). PIs: Thomas Barkowsky, Peter Haddawy.
- Lichtenberg-Professur Improving spatial interactions with novel ubiquitous interfaces (Johannes Schöning)
- Bremen-Mahidol Student Exchange Program. Christian Freksa, Peter Haddawy.
- PhD project "Spatial cognition in surgical practice: Exploring the influence and development of spatial cognitive processes in laparoscopic skill learning" (Tina Vajsbaher)
- PhD project "An intelligent tutoring system for situated decision making in dental surgery" (Narumol Vannaprathip)
- PhD project "The role of spatial structure in problem solving" (Rasmus Wienemann)