Friday, June 14, 2013

PhD in GIScience awarded!

Clemens Eisank successfully defended his PhD Thesis entitled “An object‐based workflow for integrating spatial scale and semantics to derive landforms from Digital Elevation Models“. Dr. Blaschke served as the chair of the examination panel, Dr. Harry Seijmonsbergen (University of Amsterdam) and Dr. Stefan Lang acted as discussants.

A large audience of more than 50 interested students, staff and faculty followed the presentation of the candidate and the lively and challenging discussion.
This is the 2nd successful defense within the Doctoral College “Geographic Information Science” which started in 2011.

During the project SCALA (Scales and Hierarchies in Landform Classification) Clemens started his PhD in late 2008, focusing on multi-scale landform modelling with object-based image analysis (OBIA). Currently, he is the principal researcher in iSLIDE (Integrated Semi-automated Landslide Delineation, Classification and Evaluation) and will continue to work as a PostDoc at the Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS within this national-funded stand-alone project (FWF).
Due to his project engagement Clemens has obtained profound knowledge in GIS, geomorphology, geomorphometry, and geostatistics. Further, he is well experienced with the concepts and methods of object-based image analysis (OBIA) as well as with scaling issues.
We congratulate him to his performance and wish him all the best for his future career as a scientist!

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