Saturday, December 20, 2014

Impressive PhD defense of Michael Hagenlocher

Michael Hagenlocher, associated student of the Doctoral College “GIScience”, defended after 3 intensive years of PhD research his topic “Integrated spatial indicators for modeling, exploring and visualizing vulnerability to vector-borne diseases” successfully.
Prof. Michael Leitner from Lousiana State University and Prof. Alexander Fekete from Cologne University of Applied Sciences acted as discussants whereas his first supervisor Prof. Thomas Blaschke served as the chair of the committee.

Michael is a multi- and interdisciplinary researcher, working at Z_GIS, with a broad interest in socio-economic, health and development-related issues. Before taking on his current position at Z_GIS in 2011 he completed his Master in geography, sociology and geoinformatics at the Universities of Tübingen and Stuttgart. In 2013 Michael held an appointment as visiting graduate student at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Boston, USA.

We wish Michael all the best for his future career!

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