Professor Stephan Winter

  • Room: Level: 03 Room: B305
  • Building: Engineering Block B
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Disaster management and emergency response (Evacuation, information sharing)
  • Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) (Smart transport, shared mobility)
  • Mapping (Crowd sourcing, volunteered geographic information, tracking)
  • Smart cities (Urban analytics)
  • Spatial cognitive engineering (Human orientation, wayfinding and navigation)

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Stephan Winter is Professor for Spatial Information Science in the Department of Infrastructure Engineeering at The University of Melbourne.

Recent publications

  1. Hamzei, E.; Li, H.; Vasardani, M.; Baldwin, T.; Winter, S.; Tomko, M. Place questions and human-generated answers: A data analysis approach. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. Springer, Cham. 2020, pp. 3-19. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-14745-7_1
  2. Navidi, Z.; Nagel, K.; Winter, S. Toward identifying the critical mass in spatial two-sided markets. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science. Sage Publications. 2020, pp. 239980831984218-239980831984218. DOI: 10.1177/2399808319842181
  3. Tomko, M.; Winter, S. Beyond digital twins - A commentary. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science. SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD. 2019, Vol. 46, Issue 2, pp. 395-399. DOI: 10.1177/2399808318816992
  4. Acharya, D.; Khoshelham, K.; Winter, S. BIM-PoseNet: Indoor camera localisation using a 3D indoor model and deep learning from synthetic images. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 2019, Vol. 150, pp. 245-258. DOI: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2019.02.020
  5. Acharya, D.; Ramezani, M.; Khoshelham, K.; Winter, S. BIM-Tracker: A model-based visual tracking approach for indoor localisation using a 3D building model. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 2019, Vol. 150, pp. 157-171. DOI: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2019.02.014
  6. Chen, H.; Vasardani, M.; Winter, S. Clustering-based disambiguation of fine-grained place names from descriptions. GeoInformatica. SpringerLink. 2019, Vol. 23, Issue 3, pp. 449-472. DOI: 10.1007/s10707-019-00341-6
  7. Bhowmick, D.; Winter, S.; Stevenson, M. Comparing the costs of pedestrian wayfinding heuristics across different urban network morphologies.. GeoComputation 2019. University of Auckland. 2019.
  8. Winter, S.; Majic, I.; Naghizade, E.; Tomko, M. Discovery of topological constraints on spatial object classes using an extended topological model. Journal of Spatial Information Science. University of Maine. 2019, Vol. 18, Issue 18, pp. 1-30. DOI: 10.5311/JOSIS.2019.18.459
  9. Winter, S.; Tian, Y.; Wang, J. Identifying residential and workplace locations from transit smart card data. Journal of Transport and Land Use. University of Minnesota. 2019, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 375-394. DOI: 10.5198/jtlu.2019.1247
  10. Winter, S.; Tomko, M.; Vasardani, M.; Richter, K-F.; Khoshelham, K.; Kalantari, M. Infrastructure-Independent Indoor Localization and Navigation. ACM Computing Surveys. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2019, Vol. 52, Issue 3, pp. 1-24. DOI: 10.1145/3321516
  11. Hamzei, E.; Winter, S.; Tomko, M. Initial Analysis of Simple Where-Questions and Human-Generated Answers. Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, LIPIcs. LIPIcs. 2019, Vol. 142. DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.COSIT.2019.12
  12. Acharya, D.; Singha Roy, S.; Khoshelham, K.; Winter, S. MODELLING UNCERTAINTY of SINGLE IMAGE INDOOR LOCALISATION USING A 3D MODEL and DEEP LEARNING. ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. Copernicus GmbH. 2019, Vol. 4, Issue 2/W5, pp. 247-254. DOI: 10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-2-W5-247-2019
  13. Gupta, S.; Vasardani, M.; Winter, S. Negotiation Between Vehicles and Pedestrians for the Right of Way at Intersections. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC. 2019, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 888-899. DOI: 10.1109/TITS.2018.2836957
  14. Gupta, S.; Vasardani, M.; Lohani, B.; Winter, S. Pedestrian's risk-based negotiation model for self-driving vehicles to get the right of way. Accident Analysis & Prevention. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2019, Vol. 124, pp. 163-173. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2019.01.003
  15. Hamzei, E.; Winter, S.; Tomko, M. Place facets: a systematic literature review. Spatial Cognition & Computation. Taylor & Francis. 2019, Vol. 20, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1080/13875868.2019.1688332
  16. Purves, RS.; Winter, S.; Kuhn, W. Places in Information Science. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Wiley Press. 2019, Vol. 7, Issue 11, pp. 1173-1182. DOI: 10.1002/asi.24194
  17. Czioska, P.; Kutadinata, R.; Trifunovic, A.; Winter, S.; Sester, M.; Friedrich, B. Real-world meeting points for shared demand-responsive transportation systems. Public Transport. Springer. 2019, Vol. 11, Issue 2, pp. 341-377. DOI: 10.1007/s12469-019-00207-y
  18. Roddis, S.; Winter, S.; Zhao, F.; Kutadinata, R. Respondent preferences in travel survey design: An initial comparison of narrative, structured and technology-based travel survey instruments. Travel Behaviour and Society. Elsevier. 2019, Vol. 16, pp. 1-12. DOI: 10.1016/j.tbs.2019.03.003
  19. Rahimi, M.; Naghi Zadeh Kakhki, E.; Winter, S.; Stevenson, M. The Effectiveness of Sentiment Analysis for Detecting Fine-grained Service Quality. GeoComputation 2019 proceeding. University of Auckland. 2019.
  20. Wang, Y.; Kutadinata, R.; Winter, S. The evolutionary interaction between taxi-sharing behaviours and social networks. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2019, Vol. 119, pp. 170-180. DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2018.10.043

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