Team / Partners

Julia Forster

Julia Forster, head of simlab,

is an architect concerned with strategic visualization of energy and mobility data in settlement areas as a tool to support planning and decision-making. She completed her PhD under the auspices of the URBEM doctoral college and was awarded with the TU Wien Ressel Prize 2017 for her PhD. Her research focuses on digital spatial visualization for holistic system views and agile collaboration among domain experts.

Stefan Bindreiter

Stefan Bindreiter, project researcher,

is a spatial planner with a research focus on algorithm-based analysis tools for spatial planning. He addresses the concrete application of these methodologies in the creation and implementation of macroregional planning strategies. Additionally, he is a trained software developer with years of professional practice in various software development companies. Stefan takes care of the lab’s hard- and software, is involved in many research projects and prepares Software environments for the use of VR in teaching.

Isabella Schuster

Isabella Buschmann, project researcher,

is a spatial planner with professional experience in infrastructure planning and visualisation for municipal stakeholders. Currently she is working on her PhD in spatial planning in the framework of the International Doctoral College – Spatial Research Lab with the frame Crossing Borders, Activating Spaces. Her main research focus lies on the interdisciplinarity of spatial development and entangling planning processes.

Stefan Bindreiter

Yosun Şişman, student assistant,

studies architecture at the Technical University of Vienna. She is interested in digital transformation in various research and application areas of architecture and studied digital skills alongside her bachelor's degree.

Isabella Schuster

Lukas Rast, student assistant,

studies Software Engineering & Internet Computing at TU Wien. He has a broad interest in the use and development of innovative and sustainable concepts, which is why he has transferred his passion for software development to the field of spatial planning. Since November 2023, Lukas has been working as a student assistant at Simlab to support the development of web-based data visualization methods.

Stefan Bindreiter

Niko Ugljanin, student assistant,

studies spatial planning at the Vienna University of Technology. During his studies, he had been engaged in the fields of urban planning and software development. He supports research projects at the Simlab by developing web-based data visualisation applications.

Doris Mayer

Doris Mayer, office and administration,

always keeps her eye on the big picture. Doris is in charge of the organisational, administrative and financial side of the simlab and also schedules the lab time for the various projects.

Andreas Voigt

Andreas Voigt, head of the research unit Local Planning,

studied Spatial Planning at TU Vienna, where he was awarded a doctorate with distinction („sub auspiciies praesidentis“) and was subsequently appointed Associate Professor of Local Planning. His research and teaching activities focus on sustainable urban and regional development and spatial simulation and its theoretical foundations.

Further staff

Balázs Cserpes

Balázs Cserpes, project researcher,

is a spatial planner focusing mainly on suitable visual communication tools and methodologies to display complex planning issues. His research interests range from current matters such as migration, to the role and impact of big data in spatial planning processes.