Prof Thomas Blaschke
Dr. Thomas Blaschke is a full Professor at the University of Salzburg, Deputy Chair of the Inferfaculty Department of Geoinformatics, Head of Research Studio iSPACE and Director of the Doctoral College GIScience. His research interests include methodological issues of the integration of GIS, remote sensing and image processing also with aspects of participation and human-environment interaction. Prior positions comprise several lecturer, senior lecturer and professor positions in Germany, Austria and the UK as well as temporary affiliations as guest professor and visiting scientist in Germany and the US including a Fulbright professorship at California State University. His academic record yields 320+ scientific publications including 70 journal publications. He is author, co-author or editor of 17 books and received several academic prices and awards including the Christian-Doppler Prize 1995. Overall, he is aiming to contribute to an integrated and wise use of methods and domain knowledge into spatial analysis and GIS-based spatial decision support system with which to address fundamental human-ecological relationships and imbalances.