CartoTalk Martin Nöllenburg: An Algorithmic Perspective on Cartography

We are happy to host a CartoTalk by Martin Nöllenburg, assistant professor at the Faculty of Informatics, TU Wien, on 13 May 2016.

Abstract: With the raise of the Internet, mobile devices, and open data, maps have become almost ubiquitous tools and communication aids. Yet, this growing demand of specialized and dynamic maps can only be met by a more automated map creation process based on a variety of cartographic algorithms. However, designing algorithms for automating a complex and creative task such as high-quality map design is very challenging.
Algorithm Engineering is a subfield of Computer Science that studies the design, analysis, implementation and evaluation of algorithms both from a theoretical and a practical perspective. A rigorous mathematical approach enables the design of efficient algorithms with provable quality guarantees. This talk will present examples from schematic mapping and map labeling, in which we took such a formal algorithmic approach to typical computational subproblems in cartography.

Portrait Martin Nöllenburg

Martin Nöllenburg is an Assistant Professor in the Algorithms and Complexity Group at the Faculty of Informatics of TU Wien. He received his doctorate from Karlsruhe University in 2009, headed a junior research group on Algorithms for Geovisualization, and obtained his habilitation from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in 2015. His research interests are geometric and graph algorithms with a particular focus on network and geo-visualization.

Friday, 13 May 2016, 11:30
EI11, Geodäsie HS
Gußhausstraße 27–29, 3rd floor