Friday, May 30, 2014

Successful PhD defense within the Doctoral College "GIScience"

May, 28, 2014: Bakhtiar Feizizadeh successfully defended his PhD Thesis, entitled "Uncertainty, sensitivity and fuzzy sets in GIS Multicriteria decision analysis”.

Bakhtiar Feizizadeh convincingly presented and defended his research work. Prof. Blaschke served as the chair of the examination panel, Prof. Michael Leitner (Lousiana State University, USA) and Prof. Michael Hogson (University of South Carolina, USA) acted as discussants. After the presentation of the major achievements by the candidate a lively and challenging discussion examined the major achievements of the research work.  Nearly 45 visitors followed this interesting defence, and some participants took the chance to actively engage in this discussion.

This was the third defence in the context of the Doctoral College “GIScience”, since it was established in 2011. Bakhtiar Feizizadeh was an associated student of the DK. His defence offered him the opportunity to establish himself as an expert in the field of his work of research. With this degree Bakhtiar has achieved the next step in his career and we congratulate him to his performance. We wish him all the best for his future career when starting with his professorship at the University of Tabriz, Iran in fall 2014!

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