Dr. Gideon D.P.A. Aschwanden is the Lecturer in Urban Analytics and evaluates the built environment towards health, transportation and economic opportunities with data driven software tools (machine learning, agent-based modelling and distributed ledgers).
The skillset was gained from Princeton University, where his teaching and research was on digital fabrication methods and building systems (cooling and heating architecturally optimized systems), and the ETH Zürich, from where he has an MSc in Architecture and Urban Design and a PhD Sc. . His teaching experience ranges from graduate students in the use of digital evaluation tools in urban planning and design to PhD supervisions. Research has allowed him to deepen his knowledge at the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore and professional experience to work in Switzerland, Singapore and the United States.
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Should I Airbnb My Property? A Comparison Of Returns On Short- And Long-Term Urban Rentals..
A global analysis of urban design types and road transport injury: an image processing stu..
Reducing Cyclist Crashes by Assessing the Road Environment: An Application of Google Image..
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Limits of space syntax for urban design: Axiality, scale and sinuosity
Elek Pafka, Kim Dovey, Gideon DPA Aschwanden
Journal article | 2020 | Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science
Space syntax analysis of the city as a movement economy has made major contributions to our understanding of the spatial structure..
The "Paris-end" of Town?: Deriving Urban Typologies Using Three Imagery Types
Kerry Nice, Jason Thompson, Jasper Wijnands, Gideon Aschwanden, Mark Stevenson
Journal article | 2020 | Urban Science
Urban typologies allow areas to be categorised according to form and the social, demographic, and political uses of the areas. The..
A global analysis of urban design types and road transport injury: an image processing study.
Jason Thompson, Mark Stevenson, Jasper S Wijnands, Kerry A Nice, Gideon Dpa Aschwanden, Jeremy Silver, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Peter Rayner, Robyn Schofield, Rohit Hariharan, Christopher N Morrison
Journal article | 2020 | The Lancet Planetary Health
BACKGROUND: Death and injury due to motor vehicle crashes is the world's fifth leading cause of mortality and morbidity. City and ..
Reducing Cyclist Crashes by Assessing the Road Environment: An Application of Google Imagery and Machine Learning
Haifeng Zhao, Jasper Wijnands, Kerry Nice, Jason Thompson, Gideon Aschwanden, Jingqiu Guo, Mark Stevenson
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Transport & Health
Background: Cycling is an active and sustainable transportation mode, and is associated with health, environmental and societal be..
Road traffic injury in urban areas: understanding the complex city.
Mark Stevenson, Jason Thompson, Jasper Wijnands, Kerry Nice, Gideon Aschwanden, Haifeng Zhao
Conference Proceedings | 2019 | International Symposium on Safety of Vulnerable Road Users
Over the past 4 decades considerable efforts have been taken to mitigate the growing burden of road injury. With increasing urbani..
Opportunities to reduce road traffic injury: new insights from the study of urban areas.
Mark Stevenson, Jason Thompson, Jasper S Wijnands, Kerry Nice, Gideon Aschwanden, Haifeng Zhao
Journal article | 2019 | International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion
Over the past four decades considerable efforts have been taken to mitigate the growing burden of road injury. With increasing urb..
Unsupervised Deep Learning to Explore Streetscape Factors Associated with Urban Cyclist Safety
Haifeng Zhao, Jasper S Wijnands, Kerry Nice, Jason Thompson, Gideon DPA Aschwanden, Mark Stevenson, Jingqiu Guo
Conference Proceedings | 2019 | Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Cycling is associated with health, environmental and societal benefits. Urban infrastructure design catering to cyclists’ safety c..
Real-time monitoring of driver drowsiness on mobile platforms using 3D neural networks
Jasper S Wijnands, Jason Thompson, Kerry A Nice, Gideon DPA Aschwanden, Mark Stevenson
Journal article | 2019 | Neural Computing and Applications
Driver drowsiness increases crash risk, leading to substantial road trauma each year. Drowsiness detection methods have received c..
Sky pixel detection in outdoor imagery using an adaptive algorithm and machine learning
KA Nice, JS Wijnands, A Middel, J Wang, Y Qiu, N Zhao, J Thompson, GDPA Aschwanden, H Zhao, M Stevenson
Journal article | 2019 | Urban Climate
Computer vision techniques enable automated detection of sky pixels in outdoor imagery. In urban climate, sky detection is an impo..
Identifying behavioural change among drivers using Long Short-Term Memory recurrent neural networks
J Wijnands, J Thompson, G Aschwanden, M Stevenson
Journal article | 2018 | Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour
Globally, motor vehicle crashes account for over 1.2 million fatalities per year and are the leading cause of death for people age..
Urban cooling primary energy reduction potential: System losses caused by microclimates
Forrest Meggers, G ASCHWANDEN, Eric Teitelbaum, Hongshan Guo, Laura Salazar
Journal article | 2016 | Sustainable Cities and Society
Temperatures in cities are amplified through the urban heat island effect by anthropogenic heat emissions into microclimates. The ..
X-Ray the City: Melbourne 1946/2016/2046
G Aschwanden, Donald Bates, Karen Burns, M Burry, Kim Dovey, Philip Goad, Xiaoran Huang, J Karakiewicz, Geoff Kimm, Tom Kvan, Nano Langenheim, Hannah Lewi, Elek Pafka, A Pert, Stanislav Roudavski, Andrew Saniga, Paul Walker, M White
Curated Exhibition, Event or Festival | 2016
Agent based evaluation of dynamic city models A combination of human decision processes and an emission model for transportation based on acceleration and instantaneous speed
Gideon DPA Aschwanden, Tobias Wullschleger, Hanspeter Mueller, Gerhard Schmitt
Journal article | 2012 | Automation in Construction
Finding candidate locations for aerosol pollution monitoring at street level using a data-driven methodology
V Moosavi, G Aschwanden, E Velasco
Journal article | Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions
Abstract. Finding the number and significant locations of fixed air quality monitoring stations at ground level is challenging bec..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Best Manuscript Award 2018 in Real Estate Market Analysis for the work on 'airBNB, a question of return'
eCAADe: Best Researcher under 35 for the work on 'Crowd Simulation for Urban Planning'
Lecturer In Urban Analytics
Architecture, Building And Planning
Doktor der Wissenschaften
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Zurich
Master of Science in Architecture
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Zurich