GIScRG Dissertation Prize Winners

The Geographical Information Science Research Group offers prize is for the best dissertation in *any* area of geographic information science. For more information see the prizes page. The winners are listed below. We would also like to thank our long suffering reviewers: Chris Brunsdon, Gary Higgs, and Seraphim Alvanides.

2017 Winners

In 2017 1st and 2nd prize went to:

  • 1st prize: Gabriele Filomena, MRes Spatial Data Science & Visualisation, CASA, UCL. “A Computational Approach to ‘The Image of the City’“. PDF: Gabriele Filomena 2017 CASA dissertation
  • 2nd prize: Joseph Lewis, MSc Geographical Information Science, University of Leicester. “The Suitability of Using Least Cost Path Analysis in the Prediction of Roman Roads in the Highland and Lowland Zones of Roman Britain“. PDF: https://josephlewis.github.io/Dissertation.pdf

2016 Winners

In 2016 we had two joint winners. They were:

2015 Winners

In 2015 we had two joint winners. They were:

  • Duncan A. Kinnear , University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences (MSc Geographical Information Science). Automated detection and tracking of crevasses on a calving glacier from TerraSAR-X imagery. Available here.
  • Jennifer Rozier, Kingston University,chool of Geography, Geology and the Environment (MSc Geographical Information Systems & Science). Vegetation Response and Recovery in the 20 years following the 1980 eruption of El Chichón volcano: A Remote Sensing Approach. Available here.

2014 Winners

1. Alena Lindsay Moison from the University of Leeds (nominated by Paul Norman): “Species Distribution Modelling for Australian Fungi: Exploring the potential for GIS applications to assist with the accurate identification of species”

2. Owain Rowlands from Kingston University (nominated by Nigel Walford): “Evaluating two GIS based methods for assessing viticultural potential in south-east England”

2013 Winners

=1. Michael Allchin from the University of Southampton (nominated by Eloise Biggs): “Application of growing self-organising maps to the data-driven classification of hydrological catchments”

=1. John Holliday from the University of Leeds (nominated by Paul Norman and Helen Durham): “GIS Analysis of Linguistic Data”

2. Elodie Rod from Birkbeck, University of London (nominated by Shino Shiode): “Broad Street Cholera Outbreak: Population, Space-time evolution and Cluster detection”

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