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Bernie is an associate professor of immersive visualisation. After obtaining his PhD from ETH Zurich, he was an assistant professor of cartography and geovisualisation at Oregon State University, and a senior lecturer at RMIT University, Melbourne. He joined Monash University in 2017.


Research interests

I love maps, and my research focuses on the visualisation of geospatial data. I combine cartography, computer graphics, immersive visualisation, and human-computer interaction. My research activities currently focus on

  1. virtual reality and augmented reality applied to geospatial data,
  2. outdoor augmented reality, storytelling and immersive analytics with geospatial data,
  3. adaptive composite map projections for digital maps and virtual reality,
  4. the representation of terrain in 2D and 3D, and
  5. algorithms and methods for the design of thematic maps, such as flow maps and dot maps.

Supervision interests

I am looking for students who want to create new types of visualisations by combining immersive visualisation, computer graphics, augmented and virtual reality, cartography, geovisualisation, and geographic information science.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Cartography, Doctor of Sciences, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zurich)

Award Date: 4 Mar 2010

Computer Science, Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Science, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zurich)

Award Date: 26 Oct 2005

Surveying, Master of Science (Rural Engineering, Environmental Technologies and Surveying), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne)

Award Date: 1 Apr 2000

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