Victor Schinazi is a Reader (Oberassistent) at the Chair of Cognitive Science in the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Science at ETH Zürich. He is also Co-PI of the Cognition, Perception and Behaviour in Urban Environments project at the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore. Victor is an urban planner by training and holds a Ph.D. in geography from the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA, UCL) under the supervision of Professors Michael Batty and Gary Rubin. Prior to joining ETH, Victor was a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Geography at the University of Oregon and a Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Russell Epstein at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. During 2011-2012, Victor served as Chief Science Officer for Strategic Spatial Solutions, Inc. Strategic Spatial Solutions was a company that developed software solutions to help architects and planners design responsive environments. Victor is a native of Canada and Brazil and is fluent in five (almost six – German is hard!) languages.
Victor has published high impact articles and book chapters in cognitive neuroscience, psychology and geography. He also has a history of successful grant writing, securing over 4 million Swiss Francs in the last five years at ETH Zürich. These research grants span a variety of topics (e.g., crowd navigation, health and environment) and were secured from local (e.g., Swiss National Science Foundation, ETH Research Award, and Donald C. Cooper Fonds) and international (e.g., National Research Foundation, Singapore) funding agencies.