Prof. Dr. Doris Dransch

Doris Dransch
Prof. Dr. Doris Dransch
Building A 20, Room 308
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1535

Function and Responsibilities:

  • Chair of the Section Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics, German Research Centre for Geosciences 
  • Professor for Geoinformation Management und Visualisation, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Research Interests:

  • Visual Analytics 
  • Interactive visualization of  large, multidimensional, heterogeneous data
  • Task-based visualization for geoscientific research  
  • Citizen Science, Volunteered Geographic Information
  • Data Science, Digital Science


  • since March 2019: Chair of the Section Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics at GFZ 
  • 2011- 2019: Chair of the newly founded Section Geoinformatics at GFZ
  • since 2005: Professor for Geoinformation Management and  Visualization, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 2002-2004: Temporary Professorship for Cartography and Geoinformatics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 2002: Senior Scientist at German Research Centre for Geosciences (Data and Computer Center)
  • 2000: Visiting Professor, Institute for Geography and Applied Geoinformatics, Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg
  • 1998-2001: Habilitation Grant from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and Freie Universität Berlin
  • 1998: Guest Scientist, Technische Universität Wien, Austria (Geoinformatics, Cartography)
  • 1996-1998: Senior Scientist for Geoinformation Systems, Universität Rostock (Geoinformatics)
  • 1994-1996: Consultant for Geoinformation Systems, Ebit GmbH, München
  • 1991/1992: Guest Scientist, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA (Computer Cartography, Visual Data Exploration)
  • 1988-1991: Scientist/PhD, Freie Universität Berlin (Cartography, Geography)  


  • 2002 Habilitation, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 1995 Dr. rer. nat., Freie Universität Berlin
  • 1988 Diploma in Geography, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Awards:

    • Habilitation Grant from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and Freie Universität Berlin
    • three Paper Awards