Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Filip Biljecki awarded the "Young Researcher Award in GIScience"

The Austrian Academy of Sciences' (ÖAW) Commission for GIScience has awarded the “Young Researcher Award in GIScience” to Filip Biljecki, a PhD student at Delft University of Technology, for his outstanding publication achievements in the field of Geographic Information Science and Geoinformatics.

Filip specializes in his research on 3D GIS and city models. In his colloquium talk, Filip introduced current projects of his research group and gave a brief overview of his PhD thesis. He focuses on the level of detail and error propagation in 3D GIS. The research investigates how errors in the reconstruction of 3D building models affect the output of spatial analyses. An approach involving intentionally degraded procedural models was developed, and this technique was applied to estimating the solar irradiation on rooftops.

Although Filip has a deep technical background in 3D data models and representation, some scientists from different research domains of the Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS identified common research interests, which may lead to future research collaborations. It was an honor for the Department of Geoinformatics to hand over the award on behalf of the ÖAW to Filip. 

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