Monday, June 10, 2019

Young Investigators Award at University of Salzburg

Geoinformatics student awarded

The 2019 University-wide Young Investigators Award (YIA) for late-stage PhD students and young PostDocs ended again with a price for a Geoinformatics PhD student. Clemens Havas was awarded the second price in the panel Natural & Life Sciences for his abstract and pitch on "Identifying Disaster-impacted Areas with Machine Learning and Geospatial Analysis using Twitter Data". 
Clemens developed a methodology to analyse live Twitter streams to fill the information gap after the outbreak of a disaster. He demonstrated the methodology for the hurricane Florence in the US and distinctly highlighted the impacted areas by the hurricane starting just one day after landfall and could produce hot spot maps almost automatically.

We congratulate Clemens and wish him well on the road to finalizing his PhD studies!