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Dr. Sara Irina FABRIKANT Außerordentliche Professorin und Leiterin, Abteilung für Geographische Informationsvisualisierung und Analyse (GIVA), Geographisches Institut, Universität Zürich


1988-1996 MS Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland
1993 Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
1996-1999 Ph.D. Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
1999-2000 Visiting Assistant Professor, Higher Education Industry, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA
2000-2005 Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
since 2005 Associate Professor, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2008 Adjunct Faculty, San Diego State University, USA


Corresponding Member, Commission on Geovisualization, International Cartographic Association (ICA)
North American Cartographic Society (NACIS)
Association of American Geographers (AAG)
Schweizer Gesellschaft für Kartographie (SGK) (Swiss Society of Cartography)


Fabrikant, S. I. et al: Formalizing Spaces for Information Access. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 91(2): 26, 2001
Fabrikant, S. I. et al: Evaluating the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Visual Variables for Geographic Information Visualization. In: Spatial Information Theory: 9th International Conference, COSIT 2009, Aber Wrac'h, France, Sep. 21-25, 2009, Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5736. Stewart Hornsby, K., Claramunt, C., Denis, M. and Ligozat, G. (Eds.) Springer: Berlin, Germany: 195-211, 2009
Fabrikant, S. I. et al: Cognitively adequate and perceptually salient graphic displays for efficient spatial inference making. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 100, No. 1: 1-17, 2010
Fabrikant, S. I. et al: The Natural Landscape Metaphor in Information Visualization: The Role of Commonsense Geomorphology. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Vol. 61, No. 2: 253-270, 2010


Best Student Paper Award, Association of the American Geographers, GIS Specialty Group, 2000