DR Martin Tomko

DR Martin Tomko


  • Geographic Information Retrieval (annotation, search and retrieval, and ranking of spatially related data)
  • Spatial analytics (mobility analytics, spatial machine learning and AI)
  • Spatial data integration (spatial databases, spatial data quality)
  • Spatial databases (autonomous data cleaning and integration)
  • Spatial information science (spatial communication, retail analytics, cyber-physical-social systems, spatial recommender systems)
  • Spatial infrastructures (eResearch infrastructure in the spatial domain)



  • I am a Lecturer in the discipline of Geomatics with research interests in the area of Spatial Information Science, urban structure and network analysis, spatial databases and geographic information retrieval. My research thus contributes to numerous areas of spatial cognitive engineering.  I have a broad experience in design, implementation and management of the technical aspects of large-scale geospatial infrastructures and data handling, such as the design and implementation of a strategic Australian eResearch portal AURIN - The Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network's flagship product.   


Member of

  • ACM. Member 2011 -


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2008
  • Ing, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava 2003
  • Bc, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava 2000


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am currently seeking students for a range of research projects, both at a level of PhD (with funding for outstanding students), Masters and internships (not funded):

    1. Research in indoor and urban movement behaviour analysis, modelling, and prediction, based on unique, large-scale datasets of tracking data;
    2. Analysis of use of navigation services based on large scale data logs;
    3. Urban structure modeling (formal methods research);
    4. Design and evaluation of data mining methods for the characterisation and classification of large spatial networks (both with a statistical focus and/or performance/algorithmisation and implementation angle);
    5. Research exploring building structure quantitative analysis methods expanding approaches from ( but not limited to) space syntax and their experimental validation;

    I am also interested in supervising other research projects broadly in the field of spatial information science (including formal models of spatial communication, spatial cognitive engineering, spatial data handling, and spatial analytics). If you are interested in more theoretical aspects of spatial communication modelling, have a strong formal modelling/computational (quantitative) methods background, and an H1 equivalent Undergraduate/Masters score in GIS, Computer Science, Geography or Urban sciences, please, contact me.