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Thomas Barkowsky

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Personal Information

Title Dr. rer. nat.
Function Scientific Management, Principal Investigator
Office 3.45
Phone 64233
eMail barkowsky


About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Cognitive Systems group and a principal investigator in the Spatial Cognition Research Center SFB/TR 8. I am also responsible for the scientific management in the SFB/TR 8. I am interested in computational modeling of human spatial capabilities and in the development of intelligent assistance systems.

My main research interests are in devising computer models of the human mind regarding spatial knowledge processing, in issues of knowledge representation in human memory, and in spatial mental models and mental imagery. Besides pursuing basic research in spatial cognition I apply results obtained in the SFB/TR 8 project R1-[ImageSpace] in intelligent assistance systems. These systems may provide help to people coping with cognitively demanding spatial tasks as they are found, for instance, in the field of architectural design.

Research Projects

since 2010 EU ITN GEOCROWD
since 2009 SFB/TR 8 project PR1-[PublicRelations]
2009-2010 SFB/TR 8 project R8-[CSpace]
2007-2009 EU STREP SHARE-it
2004-2010 SFB/TR 8 project A5-[ActionSpace]
since 2003 SFB/TR 8 Spatial Cognition: Reasoning, Action, Interaction (Scientific Management)
since 2003 SFB/TR 8 project R1-[ImageSpace]

curriculum vitae

since 2002 Assistant Professor/Research Associate
2002 Dr. rer. nat. in informatics / cognitive science, University of Hamburg
1996-2002 Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Hamburg
1996 Diploma in Informatics, University of Hamburg