Dominik Bucher

PhD Student, ETH Zurich
Geoinformation Engineering

About Me

Hi! My name is Dominik, I'm a PhD student at the Chair of Geoinformation Engineering at ETH Zurich. I'm working on the SCCER Mobility project GoEco!, which aims at reducing energy usage of personal transportation by changing mobility behavior towards more sustainable alternatives.

Next to GoEco!, I'm working on other projects and challenges from the transportation domain, such as the SBB Green Class I & II projects which study the effects of "mobility as a service" on travel behavior. I further research how to facilitate multi-modal routing, respecting personal restrictions and preferences, how to perform automatic tracking of movement, inference of transport modes and analysis of trajectory data. Another big part of my research covers location based search, in particular search for spatio-temporal and volatile information, such as search for a carpooling partner.

My research interests cover (amongst others):

  • Location Based Services and Search
  • Transport & Mobility
  • Agent Planning & Graph Algorithms
  • Semantics, Ontologies and Linked Data
  • Stream Processing
  • Distributed Systems
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Gamified and Persuasive Systems

I am also involved in a number of projects and startups which you can find under Projects.


Since January 2015: ETH Zurich, Switzerland - PhD Student in Geoinformation Engineering

2014: ETH Zurich, Switzerland - MSc in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

2013: University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK - MSc Thesis in Bioinformatics

2011: ETH Zurich, Switzerland - BSc in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

2010: University of California, Berkeley, USA - Visiting Scholar