I am an Assistant Professor at the Mapping and Geoinformation Engineering Department, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. I hold a B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mapping and Geoinformation Engineering from the Technion. I served for 2.5 years as a postdoc researcher at the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformatics, Leibniz University Hannover.
My research is in geospatial data science, developing methods of interpretation, mining, and integration of crowdsourced user-generated content to augment and develop location-based services and smart mapping infrastructures. I engage myself in geo-oriented interdisciplinary research, focusing on social, spatial-cognition, navigation, and the built-environment.
I serve as chair of Working Group 3 of Commission 3 (Spatial Information Management), The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG); as secretary of Working Group IV/5 on Indoor/Outdoor Seamless Modeling, Location-based Services and Mobility, The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS); and, as Vice President of The Israeli Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ILSPRS). I serve as an Editorial Review Board member in Geo-Spatial Information Science (Taylor & Francis), Journal of Location-Based Services (Taylor & Francis) and ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (MDPI).
I authored more than 30 journal papers and book chapters and 50 conference papers and presentations. I supervised 2 post-doctorate, 8 Ph.D. and 15 M.Sc. students.