Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Top PhD Honours for Ingrid Schardinger

At this year's 'Münchner GI-Runde' conference and theses awards, Ingrid Schardinger (iSpace) won the top price in the PhD category. Being recognized as the  'Geoinformatics PhD researcher of the year' is a very special achievement - sincere congratulations to Ingrid!!

She had successfully defended her thesis on "Räumliche Modellierung und Optimierung regionaler Energiesysteme" ('Spatial modelling and optimization of regional energy systems') at the Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS in 2014, supervised by Prof Thomas Blaschke and within the organisational framework of the iSpace Research Studio. With her PhD, she followed up her award-winning MSc work also selected for distinctions above and beyond the University of Salzburg.

Z_GIS graduates' success at the 2015 awards was complemented by Christoph Schlacher winning the Master category with his UNIGIS thesis: another outstanding role model for current and future generations of Geoinformatics students!

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