Ovidiu Csillik

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PhD thesis topic: Object-based analysis to map latent spatial phenomena

Ovidiu Csillik is a fully funded PhD student at the Doctoral College, GIScience of the University of Salzburg. His PhD research topic is Object-based analysis to map latent spatial phenomena, under the supervision of Dr. Stefan Lang.

His educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and a Master’s degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), both acquired at Department of Geography, West University of Timisoara, Romania. During his studies, he had received the student’s highest research award from his university. During his Master degree and afterwards, Ovidiu developed good research skills in the field of Object-based image analysis (OBIA), in which he had done his Master thesis (automated comparison of two object-based classified models), he is a co-author of an article published in ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and received the Geo-scholarship award to attend GEOBIA 2014, where he had won the prize for Best Poster Presentation. Besides OBIA, Ovidiu also developed skills in GIS, programming, statistics and Geomorphometry, publishing an article in Geomorphology. He had also been involved in teaching, research projects and business.

His research topic and interests are related to OBIA, CNL, geons, feature extraction, scale, spatial and relational characteristics, statistics, mapping latent spatial phenomena. He is working under the supervision of Ass.Prof.Dr. Stefan Lang.