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Kai-Florian Richter

Head of Spatial Cognitive Engineering group; researches cognitive aspects of human-computer-interaction and human-in-the-loop computing; AI, HCI, spatial cognition, GIScience

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Associate professor at Department of Computing Science
MIT-huset, Umeå universitet, B439 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I am a computer scientist (specializing in artificial intelligence and knowledge representation) who has worked in CS, information science, geomatic engineering, and geography. My work is and has always been interdisciplinary. It is firmly located at the intersection of AI, human-computer interaction, spatial cognition, and geographic information science. Accordingly, interests are broad and publications seem diverse, but they all address questions of adaptation (processes) in interaction, exploiting properties & characteristics of environments and context in decision making, identification (processes) of relevant information, and generally keeping the human in the loop while using assistance services.

In Umeå, I head the Spatial Cognitive Engineering group. The group explores aspects of interacting with autonomous systems (e.g., robots, or smart location-based services), and of human-in-the-loop decision making. Research includes the development of new methods and algorithms, the identification and structuring of concepts and knowledge required for interaction ("ontologies"), and empirical (human-subject) studies.

I am a co-chair of the working group "Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science" of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee 12 Artificial Intelligence.

Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, Springer Publishing Company 2019, Vol. 4, (5)
Brügger, Annina; Richter, Kai-Florian; Fabrikant, Sara Irina
International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Taylor & Francis Group 2019, Vol. 33, (7) : 1420-1443
Kashian, Alireza; Rajabifard, Abbas; Richter, Kai-Florian; et al.
Annals of the Association of American Geographers
Kübler, Isabella; Richter, Kai-Florian; Fabrikant, Sara Irina
International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR’19), Workshop Quality of Interaction in Socially Assistive Robots, Madrid, Spain, November 26-29, 2019
Singh, Avinash; Baranwal, Neha; Richter, Kai-Florian; et al.
14th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory, Dagstuhl, Germany: 2019 : 19:1-19:11
Thrash, Tyler; Lanini-Maggi, Sara; Fabrikant, Sara I.; et al.
ACM Computing Surveys, ACM Digital Library 2019, Vol. 52, (3)
Winter, Stephan; Tomko, Martin; Vasardani, Maria; et al.
Proceedings of Workshops and Posters at the 13th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2017), Springer 2018 : 19-22
Brügger, Annina; Richter, Kai-Florian; Fabrikant, Sara Irina
Ecosystem Services, Elsevier 2018, Vol. 31 : 308-317
Rabe, Sven-Erik; Gantenbein, Remo; Richter, Kai-Florian; et al.
Geospatial Technologies for All: short papers, posters and poster abstracts of the 21th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science
Richter, Kai-Florian; Horned, Arvid; Karlsson, Kristoffer
Cartography and Geographic Information Science, Taylor & Francis 2018, Vol. 45, (4) : 339-353
Çöltekin, Arzu; Francelet, Rebecca; Richter, Kai-Florian; et al.
ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017 : 497-504
Kashian, Alireza; Rajabifard, Abbas; Chen, Yiqun; et al.
Künstliche Intelligenz, Vol. 31, (2) : 135-139
Richter, Kai-Florian

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1 November 2016 until 30 October 2020
Published: 14 Aug, 2019