I am an Assistant Professor in GIScience at the Department of Geo-information Processing. I am involved in the MSc in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation as well as to the research activities of the Spatio-Temporal Analytics, Maps and Processing research theme, with a focus on crowdsourced data and analytics.
Previously, I was a post-doc researcher at the Department of Geoinformatics - ZGIS, University of Salzburg. At the same department I finished my PhD studies in Applied Geoinformatics. My educational background is in Geographical Information Science (MSc at University College London) and Geography (BSc at Harokopeio University, Athens).
As a GIScientist and Geographer I examine where things happen (?) and what are their spatial relationships (?). By answering these two questions I learn what influences a phenomenon and what impact (spatial or other) it has on other phenomena. My application studies are human-centric such as privacy, crime, and safety.
My research interests:
- Urban Safety - exploiting human-centric collective sensing data to understand, model, and predict urban safety.
- Spatial Crime Analysis – with research stays at Department of Crime Science and Security (UCL - UK) and Department of Criminology (Temple University - US)
- Fear of Crime – using social media data to sense people’s concerns about crime events by looking at the effects of the crime characteristics, location, and time.
- Location privacy & Spatial Confidentiality – PhD work relates to confidential point data. Currently looking at guidelines Vs inference attacks for participatory sensing and geosocial network data.
- Dynamic Population Models- based on areal interpolation techniques and uses geosocial network data as ancillary 0Ddata. A significant co-variate to study: crime, health, transportation.
- Kounadi, O., & Resch, B. (2018, January). Towards geoprivacy guidelines for spatial data. In Adjunct Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Location Based Services (pp. 201-206). ETH Zurich.
- Kounadi, O. (2014). Geoprivacy & sensitive crime data: presenting crime distributions on maps. 1st International Training Conference for Crime Analysts. Bad Waltersdorf, Austria,September 22-25, 2014.
- Kounadi, O. (2014). Private geoinformation disclosure. Association of American Geographers' Annual Meeting. Tampa, April 8-12, 2014.
- Kounadi, O., Basiouka, S. (2010). Geographic information systems in the hands of volunteers. The example of OpenStreetMap in London and Athens. 6th Panhellenic Conference HellasGIs. Athens, December 2-3, 2010.
- Bannon, J., Kounadi, O. (2016). Geoprivacy methodologies to permit the safe use of nuclear security event data in a GIS application. IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Security: Commitment and Actions. Vienna, December 5-6, 2016.
- Kounadi, O. (2014). Analysing twitter data to understand what affects the public’s interest on homicide incidents. GI_Forum 2014. Salzburg, July 1-4, 2014.
- Kounadi, O., Lampoltshammer, T. (2012). Performance efficiency versus privacy protection in reverse geocoding services. GI_Forum 2012. Salzburg, July 3-6, 2012.
Co-edited journal volume
- Resch, B., Zeile, P., Kounadi, O. (eds.) (2018). Crowdsourced Data and Social Media in Participatory Urban Planning. Special issue of Urban Planning, Vol. 3, no. 1.
- Kounadi, O., Belgiu, M., Leitner, M.(eds.) (2014). Geographic information science: a multi-disciplinary and multi-paradigmatic discipline. Special issue of Cartography and Geographic Information Science, vol. 41, no. 3.
- Kounadi, O. (2014). Geoprivacy and discrete point data. University of Zagreb, Faculty of Geodesy, November, 17, 2014
- Kounadi, O. (2014). Disclosure of confidential information on maps. Temple University, Department of Criminal Justice. Philadelphia, April 1, 2014.
UT Research Information System
Google Scholar Link
- Spatial statistics, University of Salzburg, UNIGIS International, 2015 – 2018
- Geographical Analysis, University of Salzburg, UNIGIS International, 2016 – 2018
- Spatial Predictive Analytics, forecasting areas where events are more likely to occur. University of Salzburg, Departmenet of Geoinformatics, Fall 2017
- Lectures in GIScience, class on areal interpolation and population at risk of crime. University of Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics, Summer 2017
- Spatial Analysis of Crime - Concepts, Methods and Applications, class on geospatial privacy, University of Vienna, Department of Geography and Regional Research, Summer 2016
- Spatial security and crime analysis, classes on geospatial privacy, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, School of Geoinformation, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, & Fall 2017
- Spatial analysis of crime and GI-Science based predictive analytics, classes on geospatial privacy, University of Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics, Fall 2015
- Lectures in GIScience, class on spatio-temporal analysis of reaction patterns using Twitter data. University of Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics, Summer 2015 & Summer 2016
- Mobile GIS. classes on location privacy. University of Zagreb, Faculty of Geodesy, Fall 2014
- Spatial Databases, classes on spatial analysis of patterns. University of Zagreb, Faculty of Geodesy, Fall 2014
- Selected Topics in Geoinformatics, class on private geoinformation disclosure. University of Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics, Fall 2014 & Fall 2015