Gideon Aschwanden

Dr. Gideon Aschwanden is Lecturer in Urban Analytics with a focus on data, learning algorithms and neural networks to evaluate the urban fabric with a focus on health, transportation and economic opportunities. He teaches graduate subjects in Urban Design and Property and leads research projects in the realm of open data, policy and transportation. Before the University of Melbourne, he taught and researched at Princeton University on digital fabrication methods and building systems as part of the CHAOS lab (cooling and heating architecturally optimized systems) in the Andlinger Centre for Energy and the Environment. He has an MSc in Architecture and a doctoral degree in Science from the ETH Zurich. To deepen his knowledge, he worked as a researcher at the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore and has professional experience in Switzerland, Singapore and the United States.


Journal Publication

‘Identifying behavioural change among drivers using Long Short-Term Memory recurrent neural networks’ Wijnands, J et all (2018); Transportation Research Part F

‘To Airbnb? A Question of Revenue’ Andy Krause and Gideon Aschwanden (2018) Journal of Real Estate Research

‘Limits of space syntax for urban design: Axiality, scale and sinuosity’ Elek Pafka, Kim Dovey, Gideon DPA Aschwanden (2018) Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science

‘The Thermoheliodome - Air conditioning without conditioning the air using radiant cooling and indirect evaporation’ Meggers, F. et all (2017) Energy and Buildings

’Urban Cooling primary energy potential: system losses caused by microclimates’ Meggers, F. Aschwanden, G., Teitelbaum, E. Guo, H. Salazar, L. Bruelisauer, M. (2016) Sustainable Cities and Society

Finding candidate locations for aerosol pollution monitoring at street level using a data-driven methodology’ Moosavi, V., Aschwanden, G. & Velasco, E. (2015) Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions, 8, 3321-3356.

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’ Aschwanden, G. D., Wullschleger, T., Müller, H., & Schmitt, G.(2012) Automation in Construction, Volume 22, 81-89.

Empiric design evaluation in urban planning. Automation in Construction’ Aschwanden, G. D., Haegler, S., Bosché, F., Van Gool, L., & Schmitt, G. (2011) Volume 20(3), 299-310.

Book Edited

Arisona, S. M., Aschwanden, G., Halatsch, J. & Wonka, P. (2012) ‘Digital Urban Modeling and Simulation’ Springer.

Conference Proceedings

‘Urban Canyon Mean Radiant Temperature Predictions Through Mining Google Street View Imagery and Neural Network Machine Learning’ Kerry A. Nice, J. Wijnands, J. Thompson, G. Aschwanden, M. Stevensons

‘Agent Based Modeling of the Australian Housing Market’ Gideon DPA Aschwanden; Jason Thompson; Friedrich Burkhard von der Osten; Viet Nguyen; Zita Ulman; Brendan Coates (2018) AAMAS Proceedings

‘Estimating the Potential Risks of Sea Level Rise for Public and Private Property Ownership, Occupation and Management’ Georgia Warren-Myers, Gideon Aschwanden, Franz Fuerst, Andy Krause (2018) Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute

‘The Paris end of town? Urban typology through machine learning.’ K Nice, J Thompson, J Wijnands, G Aschwanden, S Stevenson (2018) American Association of Geographers

’Big Data for Urban Design - The impact of centrality measures on business success’, Aschwanden, G., (2016) Proceedings ecaade

Neighbourhood Detection with Analytical Tools’, Aschwanden, G., (2016) Proceedings CAADRIA

Krause, A., Aschwanden, G. (2016) ’Deriving a Rent-to-Price Ratio in Residential Markets: a comparison of methods’, Proceedings RERI

Meggers, F., Aschwanden, G,. Guo, H., Titelbaum, E. (2015) ‘Urban Cooling Potential’ Proceedings IBPC

Read, J., Meggers, F., Houchois, N,. Aschwanden, G., Teitelbaum, E., Adriaenssens, S., Rhode-Barbarigos L., Anastas, Y.,

Coffers, S., (2015) ‘Thermoheliodome design, optimization and fabrication’ Proceedings IBPC

Burry, M., Karakiewicz, J., Holzer, D., White, M., Aschwanden G., Kvan, Tom., (2015) ‘BIM-PIM-CIM: THE CHALLENGES OF MODELLING URBAN DESIGN BEHAVIOURS BETWEEN BUILDING AND CITY SCALES’ Proceedings ‘Design Modeling Symposium Copenhagen’

Bruelisauer, M., Berthold, S., Aschwanden, G., Belle, I., Ostertag, E., & Meggers, F. (2013) ‘Reclaiming backlanes–addressing energy efficiency, outdoor comfort and urban space’ Proceedings SB13 Singapore

Aschwanden, G., Zhong, C., Papadopoulou, M., Vernay, D. G., Arisona, S. M., & Schmitt, G. (2012) ‘System Design Proposal for an Urban Information Platform: A systems proposal’ Proceedings eCAADe

Aschwanden, G. D. P. A., (2012) ‘Agent-Based Social Pedestrian Simulation for the Validation of Urban Planning Recommendations’ Proceedings SIGRADI.

Arisona, S. M., & Aschwanden, G. D. P. A. (2011) ‘Accommodating Varying User Roles in Participatory Urban Design’ Proceedings CHI 11

Aschwanden, G. D. P. A., Haegler, S., Halatsch, J., Jeker, R., Schmitt, G., & Van Gool, L. (2009). ‘Evaluation of 3D city models using automatic placed urban agents’ Proceedings CONVR, Sydney.

Aschwanden, G., Halatsch, J., & Schmitt, G. (2008) ‘Crowd Simulation for Urban Planning’ Proceedings eCAADe.