Joint research ITC - CTIT
Deepening the Core of GeoScience
A scientific research programme for joint research in geoinformation science between ITC and CTIT at Twente University.
Since January 2010, the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) and the Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT) both of the University of Twente combine some of their essential scientific developments. They have set up a research collaboration to focus on including both the spatial and temporal component and the analytical developments in their ICT and mathematics based research. The field of science developed by the faculty of ITC thus further increases the depth and quality of its research. An interesting development here is measuring air quality. That is affected by traffic, industry and nature. In the collaboration, attention will be given to the traffic density caused by congestion on Dutch highways, as well as to the air quality in South African suburbs like Soweto.
Information is extracted and information science is applied to quantify health effects. The field of science developed at the Centre for Telematics and Information Technology, links up with methodology focusing on problems in space (and time). An example here is the automatic recognition of geographical terms. As it has been found already, also rather common terms may appear as a geographical name, like ‘you’, whereas a name like Paris occurs at least 60 times on geographical maps.
By joining efforts from two sides, the synthesis between the different partners is thus increasing. GI Science and Computer Science are both aiming at the High Tech Human Touch, where an essential element exists in bringing computer science and spatial information towards the citizen. Orientation and health are thus two of the critical elements. The research collaboration has resulted into a group of eight PhD and AiO positions on those fields where the core of GI Science can deepen and will grow. Interfaces between the positions have been identified as well as the needs of the research at the two institutes in terms of applications, extensions and stakeholders.
Overview of themes, AiOs/PhD students and supervisors
|Theme 1: Neogeography: the challenge of channeling large and ill-behaved data streams|
|Mena Habib||Dr. ir. Maurice van Keulen (CTIT)|
|Clarisse Kagoyire||Dr. ir. Rolf de By (ITC)|
|Theme 2: Stochastic Image mining|
|Niek Baër||Prof. dr. Richard Boucherie (CTIT)|
|Sibu Khuluse||Prof. dr. ir. Alfred Stein (ITC)|
|Theme 3: Renovating the mapping process|
|Juan Amiguet||Dr. Andreas Wombacher (CTIT)|
|Tanmoy Das||Prof. dr. Menno-Jan Kraak (ITC)|
|Theme 4: Representation and utilisation of knowledge about building shapes|
|Andrea Minuto||Prof. dr. ir. Anton Nijholt (CTIT)|
|Biao Xiong||Prof. dr. ir. George Vosselman (ITC)|