Professor Stephan Winter

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

Research interests

  • Disaster management, emergency response, evacuation
  • Human orientation, wayfinding and navigation
  • Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and computational transportation science
  • Mapping (crowd sourcing, volunteered geographic information)
  • Mobile geosensor networks
  • Smart Cities (smart transport, urban analytics)
  • Spatial cognitive engineering, spatial cognition
  • Spatial data mining and geographic information retrieval

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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 International Publishing. 2020, pp. 3-19. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-14745-7_1
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Chen, H.; Vasardani, M.; Winter, S. Clustering-based disambiguation of fine-grained place names from descriptions. GeoInformatica. Springer Nature. 2019. DOI: 10.1007/s10707-019-00341-6
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Purves, RS.; Winter, S.; Kuhn, W. Places in Information Science. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Wiley. 2019. DOI: 10.1002/asi.24194
  9. 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 BV. 2019, Vol. 16, pp. 1-12. DOI: 10.1016/j.tbs.2019.03.003
  10. 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
  11. 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. 2019, pp. 239980831984218-239980831984218. DOI: 10.1177/2399808319842181
  12. Das, RD.; Winter, S. A fuzzy logic based transport mode detection framework in urban environment. Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems. TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC. 2018, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 478-489. DOI: 10.1080/15472450.2018.1436968
  13. Chen, H.; Vasardani, M.; Winter, S.; Tomko, M. A Graph Database Model for Knowledge Extracted from Place Descriptions. . MDPI AG. 2018. DOI: 10.20944/preprints201804.0202.v1
  14. Chen, H.; Vasardani, M.; Winter, S.; Tomko, M. A Graph Database Model for Knowledge Extracted from Place Descriptions. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. MDPI. 2018, Vol. 7, Issue 6. DOI: 10.3390/ijgi7060221
  15. Winter, S.; Hamzei, E.; Van De Weghe, N.; Ooms, K. A graph representation for verbal indoor route descriptions. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Springer International Publishing. 2018, Vol. 11034 LNAI, pp. 77-91. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-96385-3_6
  16. Wang, Y.; Winter, S.; Tomko, M. Collaborative activity-based ridesharing. Journal of Transport Geography. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 72, pp. 131-138. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2018.08.013
  17. Navidi, Z.; Ronald, N.; Winter, S. Comparison between ad-hoc demand responsive and conventional transit: a simulation study. Public Transport. SPRINGER HEIDELBERG. 2018, Vol. 10, Issue 1, pp. 147-167. DOI: 10.1007/s12469-017-0173-z
  18. Hamzei, E.; Hua, H.; Tomko, M.; Chen, H.; Vasardani, M.; Winter, S. Deriving place graphs from spatial databases. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. 2018, Vol. 2087, pp. 25-32.
  19. De Lima, IV.; Abou-zeid, M.; Kutadinata, R.; Navidi, Z.; Winter, S.; Zhao, F.; Ben-akiva, M. Dynamic Modeling of Activity Happiness: An Investigation of the Intra-activity Hedonic Treadmill. . SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG. 2018, pp. 95-118. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-76623-2_6
  20. Chen, H.; Vasardani, M.; Winter, S. Georeferencing places from collective human descriptions using place graphs. Journal of Spatial Information Science. UNIV MAINE. 2018, Vol. 17, Issue 17, pp. 31-62. DOI: 10.5311/JOSIS.2018.17.417

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