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.

2019 Winners

There are two winner for 2019:

  • Kathryn Adams “A GIS decision-support analysis of exposure to air pollution during active travel in Leicester” MSc Geographical Information Science, Department of Geography, University of Leicester [see pdf]
  • Thomas J. Keel “Can we predict why people travel within a city? A study analysing the spatial and temporal characteristics of travel intention within Montréal, Canada”  MSc Spatial Data Science & Visualisation, CASA, UCL [see pdf]

2018 Winners

The winners in 2018 were as follows:

  • 1st prize Thomas Adam Statham “Forecasting Network faults with Bayesian Spatio-temporal Statistical Models” MSc in Geographic Data Science, University of Liverpool, Department of Geography and Planning. [see pdf]
  • 2nd prize Andrew Eirik Ainer Sharp “Evaluating the Exposure of Heliskiing Ski Guides to Avalanche Terrain Using a Fuzzy Logic Avalanche Susceptibility Model” MSc Geographic Information Systems, University of Leeds, School of Geography. [see pdf]

2017 Winners

In 2017 1st and 2nd prize went to:

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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