Doctor; Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Melbourne

Lars' overall goal is to develop a theory of spatial information for building pervasive computing systems that anticipate, adapt and respond to the needs of users, and provide services based on the user's location and context. Specifically, his research resulted in efficient algorithms for moving objects, methods for safeguarding location privacy, information dissemination algorithms in sensor networks, spatial algorithms in pervasive computing environments, and robust algorithms that cope with imperfection, especially in the context of mobile computing. A unique aspect of his research is its high degree of integration, which combines methods from data management, distributed computing, and geometry.

Experience

  • 2008–present
    Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and Software Engineering, The University of Melbourne
  • 2004–2008
    Lecturer in Computer Science and Software Engineering, The University of Melbourne
  • 2002–2004
    Associate graduate faculty researcher, NCGIA (National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis), University of Maine

Education

  • 2002 
    University of Hamburg, PhD/Informatics
  • 1996 
    University of Hamburg, MS/Mathematics

Grants and Contracts

  • 2010
    Managing private location data in a mobile and networked world: getting the balance right
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Research Areas

  • Mobile Technologies (080502)
  • Ubiquitous Computing (080504)
  • Geospatial Information Systems (090903)
  • Data Format Not Elsewhere Classified (080499)