Matthias works as a PhD student at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT). His research contributes greatly to the project "Persuasive Urban Mobility", a research collaboration of AIT and the Changing Places group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab.
Matthias' thesis examines the use of ICT to promote sustainable urban transportation. He develops and evaluates strategies and technologies that encourage and empower citizens to cycle in urban environments. A particular focus herein is the technology-supported development of urban cycling competencies.