Prof. Dr. Martin Werner


Big Geospatial Data Management​​​​​​​

Academic Career and Research Areas

The research area of Prof. Werner (*1984) includes methodological research around topics of acquisition, organization, compression, analysis, and visualization of georeferenced or geometric data in large scales. He puts emphasis on methods of distributed computing, machine learning, image and text analysis, randomized data structures, high performance computing and quantum algorithms.

Prof. Werner studied mathematics at University Bonn, did a doctorate at the intersection of geometry and applications related to indoor navigation at LMU Munich. In his time as a postdoctoral researcher, junior professor, and senior researcher he completed his view on the processing of spatial data to a comprehensive perspective with stations at LMU Munich, Leibniz-University Hannover, German Aerospace Center (DLR), and UniBW Munich. In April 2020 he joined the faculty of aerospace and geodesy with a professorship for Big Geospatial Data Management.


    • ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS Certificate of Appreciation (2019)
    • 1st place in the ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS Cup (2015)
    • IPIN Best Paper Award für „Homotopy & Alternative Routes in Buildings” (2014)

    Werner M: „GloBiMaps - A Probabilistic Data Structure for In-Memory Processing of Global Raster Datasets “. 27th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (SIGSPATIAL ’19). Chicago. November 2019.


    Werner M: „Spatial Data Locality in Scalable and Fault-tolerant Distributed Spatial Computing Systems“. 7th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Analytics for Big Geospatial Data (BigSpatial 2018). Seattle. November 2018.


    Kiermeier M, Werner M: „Similarity Search for Spatial Trajectories Using Online Lower Bounding DTW and Presorting Strategies“ In 24th International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning. Mons. October 2017.


    Werner M: „BACR: Set Similarities with Lower Bounds and Application to Spatial Trajectories“. 23th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (SIGSPATIAL ’15). Seattle. November 2015.


    Werner M & Feld S: „Homotopy and Alternative Routes in Indoor Navigation Scenarios“. 5th International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN 2014). Busan, Korea. October 2014.