• Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast


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Research interests

Victor is an urban planner by training and holds a PhD in geography from the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA, UCL). Between 2009-​2012, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience (University of Pennsylvania) and served as Chief Science Officer for Strategic Spatial Solutions, Inc. Victor is a native of Canada and Brazil and is fluent in five languages.

Victor’s research combines real world and laboratory experiments to investigate various topics in spatial cognition, environmental health and ageing. He is particularly interested in understanding individual differences in navigation and the extent to which locomotion and wayfinding depend on amodal spatial representations. Much of his research relies on the development of immersive virtual environments that can mimic real-​world situations. This work has resulted in a series of collaborations with other scholars in computer science, public health, landscape architecture, education and the digital humanities.

Research interests

- Spatial cognition
- Navigation
- Virtual / Augmented reality
- Architecture
- Evidence-based design
- Urban health
- Ageing

Education/Academic qualification

Cognitive Neuroscience, Postdoctoral fellow, University of Pennsylvania

Award Date: 1 Jun 2011

Geogragraphy, Ph.D., University College London

Award Date: 1 Jun 2008

Urban Planning / Sociology, B.A. (Hons), Concordia University

Award Date: 1 Jun 2002

External positions

Principal Investigator: Future Health Technologies, Singapore-ETH Centre

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Research Output

Affective State Prediction Based on Semi-Supervised Learning from Smartphone Touch Data

Wampfler, R., Klingler, S., Solenthaler, B., Schinazi, V. R. & Gross, M., 21 Apr 2020, CHI '20: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 13 p. 337. (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings).

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Open Access
  • Assessing crowd management strategies for the 2010 Love Parade disaster using computer simulations and virtual reality

    Zhao, H., Thrash, T., Kapadia, M., Wolff, K., Hölscher, C., Helbing, D. & Schinazi, V. R., Jun 2020, In : Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 17, 167, 10 p., 20200116.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 30 Downloads (Pure)

    Gaze-Adaptive Lenses for Feature-Rich Information Spaces

    Göbel, F., Kurzhals, K., Schinazi, V. R., Kiefer, P. & Raubal, M., Jun 2020, Proceedings ETRA 2020 Full Papers - ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications. Bulling, A., Huckauf, A., Jain, E., Radach, R. & Weiskopf, D. (eds.). New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 9 p. 15

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

  • Gaze-Aware Mixed-Reality: Addressing Privacy Issues with Eye Tracking

    Göbel, F., Kurzhals, K., Raubal, M. & Schinazi, V. R., Apr 2020. 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 5 Downloads (Pure)

    Physiological and behavioral reactions to renewable energy systems in various landscape types

    Spielhofer, R., Thrash, T., Hayek, U. W., Grêt-Regamey, A., Salak, B., Grübel, J. & Schinazi, V. R., 28 Sep 2020, In : Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 135, 110410.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 14 Downloads (Pure)

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