Andreas Voigt

Dipl Ing PhD, Assoc. Prof. [Director - ARS]

Andreas is a trained regional and urban planner. He received his PhD from Vienna University of Technology with "sub auspiciies praesidentis" and did his habilitation for the venia "masterplanning/local planning".

His research and teaching foci are sustainable urban and regional development, spatial simulation and planning theory.Since 2005 Andreas is director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Spatial Simulation and Modelling [ARS] belonging to the Department of Spatial Planning at the Faculty of Architecture and Planning. Further, he is networker for the international PhD College "Research Lab Space", co-founder of the Institute of Spatial Interaction and Simulation [IRIS-ISIS] and engineer consultant for urban and regional planning as well as land use regulations. Moreover, he is partner of the engineering consultant association "ArGe Projekte-SV".


Andreas is director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Spatial Simulation and Modelling [ARS] and head of IFOER.

Julia Forster

Dipl Ing Ph D [Head - Simlab]

+43 58801 280431

Julia is a trained architect with professional practice in interdisciplinary planning processes. She has extensive experience working with both private and public sector clients. Currently, Julia is working on various research projects dealing with visual analytics. Julia's research foci are strategic visualization and automation techniques in spatial modeling.


Isabella Schuster

Dipl Ing [Researcher]

Isabella is a trained spatial planner with professional experience in infrastructure planning and visualization for municipal customers. She is doing a PhD in spatial planning and is currently attending the International Doctoral College – Spatial Research Lab. Apart from that, she works as a project assistant at simlab and IFOER.

Her main research focus lies on the interdisciplinarity of spatial development and entangling planning affaires.

Julia Pechhacker

BSc [Researcher]

Julia is a trained spatial planner. Currently, she is master student of spatial planning and projectassistant at Simlab and IFOER.

Stefan Bindreiter

MSc BSc [Researcher]

Stefan is a trained software developer with years of professional practice in various software development companies. Currently, he is master student of spatial planning and in his diploma thesis he will focus on spatial analysis along the local railway network of Upper Austria. His prior experience makes him a valuable addition to our team.

Tiina Hotakainen

M Sc

+43 (1) 58801 280433

Tiina is a trained architect and exchange doctoral student from Oulu, Finnland. 

Birger Schacht



Doris Mayer



Mo-Fri 9-11am Wed 1-3 pm   Languages: German, English



Visiting professors

[2017] Uwe Wössner, High Performance Computing Centre (HLRS), University of Stuttgart, Germany

[2017] Joachim Kieferle, University of Applied Sciences  RheinMain, Wiesbaden, Germany

[2015] Alenka Poplin, Iowa State University, USA

[2012] Pierre Frankhauser, Université de Franche-Comté, France



Previous staff and visiting researchers

[2014-2017] Fabian Dembski

[2010-2015] Claudia Yamu

[2014] Tomohiro Muraki, The University of Tokyo, Japan

[2013] Irem Ince, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey

[2012] Saadet Tugce Tezer, Yildiz University Istanbul, Turkey 




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