UNU Researcher awarded top PhD honors in Geoinformatics

  • 2016•02•25     Bonn

    On 24 February 2016, Research Associate Dr. Michael Hagenlocher was awarded the “Förderpreis Geoinformatik”, a EUR 3,000 award by the Technische Universität München (TUM) for an outstanding PhD in Geoinformatics that has been submitted either in Germany, Austria or Switzerland. The “Förderpreis Geoinformatik” is awarded annually during the “Münchner GI Runde” at the TUM, Germany.

    Dr. Hagenlocher conducted his dissertation from 2011 to 2014 at the University of Salzburg’s Doctoral College “GIScience” (Austria) in close collaboration with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (USA). The title of his PhD is “Integrated spatial indicators for modeling, exploring and visualizing vulnerability to vector-borne diseases”.

    Dr. Hagenlocher’s PhD aims to develop and apply a concept and methodology for the spatial assessment of social vulnerability and risk in the context of vector-borne diseases using case studies in South America and eastern Africa, including the development of web-based tools for the interactive visualization of both hotspots and underlying drivers of risk and vulnerability that can support spatially targeted interventions.

    Read Dr. Hagenlocher’s publications on ResearchGate.