Keynote Speaker – Eric Vaz

Professor Eric Vaz is tenured Associate Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Geocomputation, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Ryerson University, as well as Editor of Elsevier’s Habitat International. With over eighty scientific contributions in his field, he was distinguished in 2012 with the nomination of “Rising Star” by the Regional Science Association International.

In 2015, he received the award of the Dean’s SRC Award for the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University. Between 2015 and 2018 he was Vice-President of the Research Centre for Spatial and Organizational Dynamics (CIEO), a Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology classified center as Very Good, located at the University of the Algarve.

Professor Vaz focuses on using spatial analysis methods, and complex system modeling approaches as well as Geographic Information Systems and Science to understand regional dynamics and integrate a better understanding of policy and the Anthropocene. He acts consistently as a reviewer for top journals in the field and is a member of several editorial boards of international journals. He has participated in several millions of dollars in project funding.