Alex kippel is an assistant professor specializing in immersive technologies and spatial information theory in the Department of Geography at The Pennsylvania State University. Academically, he is the current Gosnell Senior Faculty Scholar and Teaching and Learning with Technology Fellow. Previously he was a faculty fellow at the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing. He is also founder of ChoroPhronesis - Applied Spatial Intelligence.
Kipple's research interests include, but are not limited to xR, immersion, spatial cognition, wayfinding, geographic event conceptualization, formal characterizations of dynamic spatial processes, location-based services, landscape and land cover concepts, crowdscience and crowdsourcing, and featured prominently in recent projects, virtual reality and 3D modeling.
Before Kipple came to Penn State, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the CRC for Spatial Information, Geomatics Department, and was a founding member of the Spatial Information Science Research Group at the University of Melbourne. He also spent time at the Geography Department and Cognitive Science Emphasis at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
He received his Ph.D. in Informatics and Mathematics from the University of Bremen.
Kipple co-authored the project MapSpace which was part of the Transregional Collaborative Research Centre for Spatial Cognition and worked in the AspectMap project (Spatial Cognition Priority Program, German Science Foundation). He started his Ph.D. studies in Hamburg at the Graduate Program for Cognitive Science.