A PhD Program in field of Applied Geoinformatics (Remote Sensing and GIS

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A PhD program "Applied Geoinformatics" has been established at the Department of Remote Sensing and GIS, the University of Tabriz, Iran, supported by the Department of Geoinformatics - Z-GIS of the University of Salzburg, Austria. Applications should be addressed to the University of Tabriz and all administration processes will be organized by the University of Tabriz. Students may have a possibility to apply for a research stay at the University of Salzburg but this is not a mandatory part of the curriculum nor is funding guaranteed. PhD Theses may be supervised jointly by faculty members from Salzburg and Tabriz.

 

 

 

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           General information about the joint PhD program

4-8 Semesters

Course Duration 

PhD

University degree

Planning and Environmental Sciences

Faculty

Remote Sensing and GIS

Department

Full time

Mode

English

Language

Master level graduated from related fields such as Geography, Surveying (Geomatics), Geoinformatics, Cartography can be admitted without additional courses. Other relevant disciplines such as Geology, Ecology, Geophysics, Computer Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Social and Economic Sciences should take several compensatory courses.

Admission requirements

 

           Structure of the courses in the joint PhD program: 1st semester

Spatial Decision Support Systems

Intelligent GIS

 

 Review of GIS based decision making systems

Demands to intelligent based GIS

Components of GIS based spatial decision making systems, selection of criteria, ranking, weighting, aggregating, etc.

Issues of intelligent GIS

GIS based multi criteria decision analysis- MCDA

Application of intelligent GIS

GIS based MCDA methods and techniques

Cyber GIS and its functionality for GIS based modelling

Web based decision making systems methods and techniques

         Artificial decision making systems and GIS analysis 

Group decisions making systems

Texture analysis in GIS environment

GIS based aggregation functions

Introduction to intelligent GIS and its components 

 

           Structure of the courses in the joint PhD program: 2nd semester

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing

 

Application of Remotely Sensed Data in Environmental Monitoring  

Evolution of spectroscopy sensors and hyperspectral sensors

Introduction to electromagnets and its application for remote sensing (agriculture, forestry, urban environment and etc)  

Radiometric spectroscopy 

Integration of remote sensing and GIS 

In situ spectroscopy

Remote seining based environmental modelling (land use classification, soil sciences and etc) 

Hyperspectral imaging

Vegetation analysis using remote sensing

Spectroscopy and Atmospheric effects

Remote seining and its application for environmental modeling ( e.g. air population, soil salinization, land degradation, natural hazard mapping and etc)

Pre-processing analysis on hyperspectral images

Integration of GIS and remote sensing for environmental modeling tasks  

extraction of quantitative information from hyperspectral data

 Change detection analysis

Modeling of different features on the Earth

 

Image processing methods, challenges and trends

Application of hyperspectral imagery in agricultural activities

Object based image analysis and its application for environmental modelling 

Application of hyperspectral imagery in mining and geological activities

Segmentation and accuracy assessment methods

 

 

           Structure of the courses in the joint PhD program: 3rd semester

Supervisor selection (supervisor should be in the University of Tabriz and co-supervisor should be in the University of Salzburg)

Proposal preparation

Proposal defense

 

 

Short visiting of the University of Salzburg (up to 6 months)

*All costs should be covered by students

       

Structure of the courses in the joint PhD program: 4th semester            
Attending in the workshops  Thesis development

Submitting at least 3 journal papers

 

Attending in the conferences

          

Expenses for one semester            
 250USD  Single room + life expenses including food, clothes, books, etc

1500USD

 

Tution fee

 

Contact person 1:

       Associate Professor Bakhtiar Feizizadeh | Faculty member |

       Department of Remote Sensing and GIS, University of Tabriz

       Email: Bakhtiar.Feizizadeh@gmail.com

       Tel: +98-914-305-8630

 

 

      Contact person 2:

       Assistant Professor Sadra Karimzadeh | Faculty member |

       Department of Remote Sensing and GIS, University of Tabriz

       Email: Sadra.karimzadeh@gmail.com or sa.karimzadeh@tabrizu.ac.ir

       Tel: +98-914-404-3431

 

 

 

 

Last Update At : 07 January 2020